Are You Wasting Your Time with an Open House?

Are You Wasting Your Time with an Open House? Author Pro Kasia Manolas   Property showings are your chance to generate tenant interest and screen tenants. Your main goal is to find quality tenants who will pay rent on time and won’t damage your property. Most landlords believe open houses will save them time, but they … Continue reading Are You Wasting Your Time with an Open House?

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck Rents have gone up faster than incomes for decades. Way, way faster. 06/29/2016 05:20 pm ET 270 Kate Abbey-Lambertz National Reporter, The Huffington Post This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: … Continue reading Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

Owners richer, renters hurting?

Decade after housing peaked: Owners richer, renters hurting By Josh Boak, 6/20/16 MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina (AP) -- It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling. … Continue reading Owners richer, renters hurting?

10 Incredible Cities Where Rent Is Incredibly Cheap

10 Incredible Cities Where Rent Is Incredibly Cheap It’s time to make some moves. If you’re looking to move someplace adventurous but aren’t quite ready to settle down and buy a house, then it’s time to choose a great new city where apartment rent happens to be cheap. And whoa, do we have a some … Continue reading 10 Incredible Cities Where Rent Is Incredibly Cheap

Here’s How Much Money You Need To Afford Rent In Every State

Here’s How Much Money You Need To Afford Rent In Every State For people earning the minimum wage, the answer is “way more than you make.” 05/28/2016 08:03 am ET 24 K Kate Abbey-Lambertz National Reporter, The Huffington Post Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A banner advertising units for rent hangs on the side of an apartment building in … Continue reading Here’s How Much Money You Need To Afford Rent In Every State

Editorial Housing discrimination isn’t a crime-fighting tool

Editorial Housing discrimination isn't a crime-fighting tool A home on Bear Valley Road in Hesperia.   (Los Angeles Times) The Times Editorial BoardContact Reporter No one wants a nuisance for a neighbor. No one wants to live next door to people who are noisy, combative or involved in a criminal enterprise, such as peddling drugs … Continue reading Editorial Housing discrimination isn’t a crime-fighting tool

Decorating advice

Our Best Advice for First-Time Decorators From Apartment Therapy 7/7/15 ~ love love love these ideas and they work well for your first home as well! ~ It’s that time of year when a lot of people are graduating, and striking out on their own, and moving into their first real ‘adult’ home or apartment. … Continue reading Decorating advice

How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S.

From YahooFinance 5/29/15 Rising rents and stubborn stagnant wages do not a winning combination make — especially for American families feeling squeezed by the cost of keeping a roof over their heads. In its annual “Out of Reach” report, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition has broken down exactly how many hours a household would need … Continue reading How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S.

Renters Beware

How Scammers Rent Out Occupied Houses From ABC NEWS 5/5/15 How Scammers Rent Out Occupied Houses (ABC News) When the owners of an Indiana home recently listed it for sale, they got an unexpected surprise: a rental scam targeting their address. "People were getting out of their cars. They were coming up to our front door, … Continue reading Renters Beware

Best US Markets for Residential Rental Properties

RealtyTrac Ranks Best U.S. Markets for Buying Residential Rental Properties in First Quarter of 2015 Markets With Highest Potential Rental Returns in Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan; Markets With Biggest Rent Jumps in Texas, Colorado, North Carolina; Report Also Ranks Top Markets for Renting to Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers  From Realty Trac 1/29/15 IRVINE, … Continue reading Best US Markets for Residential Rental Properties