Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Apartment Owners: Let’s Do the Math With Maintenance Costs How much does it cost each year to maintain your apartment? For apartment owners, that answer contains two elements: what you pay to buy the place and what you pay each month to carry it. These two factors, in theory, exist on a sliding scale to … Continue reading Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage! There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur … Continue reading Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This

~ just in case you might need some tips ~ Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This (Image credit: peterspiro/Getty Images) Finding an apartment you absolutely adore and want to stay in is a rare and special thing in the rental market today. But, unfortunately, a renter's desire to … Continue reading Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This

Bad Landlord?

~ read below if you need to break your lease. also if you need any help give me a call or check out the tenants rights handbook ~ So Your Landlord’s Bad. Does This Mean You Can Break Your Lease? (Image credit: Bernadette Gatsby/Unsplash) Let's say you are in the middle of your lease and … Continue reading Bad Landlord?

Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

~ Do you find yourself in this situation as well? Can I help, give me a call ~ Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes  As home prices soar in a booming economy, one impact is becoming dramatic. Families are being squeezed into rental properties, according to "The Dream on Hold," a study … Continue reading Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in Each State

~ some people might be surprised by where their state ranks, but what surprises me is the on average needed of $21.21/hr nationwide. Again many times you are able to buy rather than just be left renting ~ The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state A new report shows the … Continue reading Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in Each State

Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

~ have you read this? possibly not as this was published by The Terner Center for Housing Innovation UC Berkeley, but it is interesting ~ Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals Tenants living in single-family homes in the United States represent the fastest growing segment in the housing market today, but neither academic … Continue reading Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

Soaring rents prompt many millennials to get help from Mom and Dad

Soaring rents prompt many millennials to get help from Mom and Dad The tradition of parents and grandparents offering down payment funds for their offspring to help them buy their first home is nothing new. But what is relatively unknown is the widespread financial assistance given by parents to millennials for rent money, everyday expenses … Continue reading Soaring rents prompt many millennials to get help from Mom and Dad

The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement

~if you are getting ready to retire, look out for these places.~ The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement Costly coastal cities Some retirees are becoming renters to save money, get help with household maintenance or transition into a new location in retirement. In many parts of the country renting is … Continue reading The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement

Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally

~ in case you are looking to lease out any of your homes, take a look at these ~ Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally Property managers can use these eight recommendations to keep discrimination lawsuits at bay In October, a Massachusetts landlord who refused to rent to pregnant women or families with minor … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally