Homes & Real Estate / Renting and Leasing

  • 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...

  • Beware of foreclosures being rented by fake landlords

      

    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 money A...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 2 Simple Websites To Shop Online for Insurance

      

    If you're a Millennial, chances are you're not keen on buying life insurance through the traditional channels. But that doesn't mean you don't need coverage, particularly when...

  • Request for Repairs to Rental Property

      

    Date: ________________   To whom it may concern: We are distressed that you have not responded to several requests to make repairs on our apartment. Briefly describe the nature of...

  • Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant

      

    The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a landlord is in your future, you’ll want to follow ...

  • The $15 Insurance Policy All Renters Need

      

    More than 1 in 3 of Americans now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That makes renters insurance a necessity, though I often have trouble...

  • Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score

      

    Renters who pay their rent on time every month may soon find their credit scores getting a nice boost. But one of the credit bureaus isn't playing nice with renters on this new effort...