Win the Race to Rent

Win the Race to Rent

I’ve definitely been in the rental rat race before. You’re looking to move, a great property comes up for rent and the next thing you know there are 20 parties just as interested as you. It’s competitive, and competition is stressful. To give...
Win the Race to Rent

Apartment Search Gets Easier

The economic downturn has seen a rise in foreclosures and a change in homeownership trends across the country. Fewer folks are able to afford the 20% down required by many lending institutions and credit is still not easy to come by. The result has more people —...
The Top 5 Best and Worst Cities to Rent

The Top 5 Best and Worst Cities to Rent

Who says renting is throwing away money? According to this Forbes magazine article, the five best cities where it is better to rent are: 1. Orlando, FL 2. Miami, FLDenver, COMilwaukee, WI (three-way tie) 3. Tucson, AZ And the five worst places to rent: 1. Cleveland,...
The Top 5 Best and Worst Cities to Rent

Sharing Bills With Roommates

Back when I shared an apartment with roommates paying the bills was a haphazard affair. Each month somebody had to step up and play the role of “accountant,” the guy who tracked all the charges and hounded each roommate to pay up. In our place that guy was...
Mapping the Real Estate Market

Mapping the Real Estate Market

Here’s an idea whose time has come. Some anonymous, talented, and ambitious web developer named “Paul” integrated the real estate listings on Craigslist with Google Maps. Now users can browse apartments for rent and houses for sale in various price...