Homes & Real Estate / Renting and Leasing

  • This is what $1,500 a month in rent gets you in America's biggest cities

      

    When it comes to renting a home, whether it’s an apartment or house, there are many things you likely consider, from how much natural light it gets to if pets are allowed. And you probably...

  • The $15 insurance policy all renters need

      

    More than one in three of us now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That makes renters insurance a necessity, though few renters are willing to...

  • These 11 dog breeds are most often blacklisted by insurance companies

      

    If you have a dog, you know that searching for new housing can be a pain, even if your dog is as sweet as can be. And the trouble continues when you’re shopping for homeowners or...

  • Tips for first-time homebuyers

      

    Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and shopping for your first home. Tips for first-time homebuyers: What you need to do before you...

  • A look at the fake landlord scam

      

    If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to rent you a foreclosure. Read more: Best and worst door locks for your...

  • Top 20 most expensive ZIP codes for renters

      

    You’ve heard it before: It’s really expensive to live in New York or San Francisco. The amount some people in those cities spend on rent in one year would be enough for a down payment...

  • Scammers score payday on Craigslist, according to study

      

    You can never be too careful when it comes to Craigslist. Many people have been taken advantage of, robbed and even killed as a result of meeting people to buy or sell their used items...

  • 10 top school districts and what it costs to live there

      

    Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping for a house. A good school district rises to the top of their search...

  • 7 lessons I learned as an Airbnb host

      

    From 2014 through 2015, I took the crazy leap into becoming an Airbnb host.  I'm a landlord in Atlanta, and I decided to turn one of my rental properties into an AirBnB unit for one...

  • How to get the best deals on rent in 2016

      

    Looking for a deal on rent is challenging, but it can be done! The apartment market is splitting Older apartments that are not desirable are having by far the fastest increases in rent. This...

  • Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream

      

    Once upon a time, the American Dream was to own your own home, complete with the proverbial white picket fence. But over the past few decades, that dream has been shifting to something less...

  • Best and worst door locks for your money

      

    The locks on your doors are one of the most important parts of the entry points to your home. They're what let you in and keeps the bad guys out! So be sure you're getting the best lock...

  • Couple duped by fake Craigslist movers lose everything

      

    A Missouri couple lost most of their things after they hired movers off Craigslist to take their belongings to North Carolina and got duped, according to media reports. Read more: Foreclosures...

  • Want to buy a rental property? Read this first

      

    I own seven rental property units across five buildings, which I slowly purchased over the past five years. I earn roughly $4,000 to $5,000 per month – after expenses – from these...

  • Where real estate should fit into your overall portfolio

      

    Recently, I upset some people by talking about how real estate was not the best investment you could do. I talked about a BankRate.com survey that found investors thought real estate was the No. 1...