Affordable Housing Vanishing Fast, Says New Study

According to a new rental study by the NYU Furman Center, renting is [still] king. The rental landscape had its biggest gain in any 10-year period on record last year, so it’s no surprise that the nation is struggling to keep up with the affordable housing demands of many new renters. With traditional homeowning populations moving towards renting, vacancy rates are low and still dropping […]

Find Apartments in Los Angeles With 3 Security Deposit Tips

For renters looking to find apartments in Los Angeles, paying a security deposit is a given, as in most other rental markets. However, the amount requested is at the discretion of the landlord, and if you want it back, you better leave the place in the condition it was found. If you’ve rented before, none of this is news to you, but there are some […]

5 Proven Tips to Securing Apartments in Dallas

In metros across the nation, renters are seeing a common trend: skyrocketing demand and diminishing supply. Even in cities where housing hasn’t traditionally been so cutthroat, it’s a new game today. Take Texas, for example: Today, apartments in Dallas turn over at the speed of light. The vacancy rate has fallen 5 percent since 2006, while the share of population renting in the metro area […]

Beware of Oral Leases When House Hunting in Baltimore

When you think of a lease, you probably picture a formally typed document outlining terms of your agreement to rent — some of it so laden with lawyer-speak, you hope you know what it is you’re agreeing to. But all that lingo serves a purpose to protect you and the landlord equally, which is why you’re always advised to have everything in writing before making […]

Foreclosure Eviction: How Roommates in Chicago Can Protect Themselves

After a long and gruesome move, you’ve finally just settled down into your new apartment in Chicagoland. As you plop down onto the couch and kick up your feet to unwind, a foreclosure is the furthest thing from your mind. You signed a lease — you can’t be kicked out unfairly, right? Even the most seasoned renting veterans, who will take the extra precaution of […]

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Use a Roommate Finder in San Diego to Rent Big

If you’re thinking about relocating to San Diego, you might want to start with a roommate finder first. Though the rent isn’t as scary as other parts of California, it’s far from cheap but certainly tight on space. In fact, while the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the city was around $1,900 as of February — far less than the $2,400+ price tag in […]

Where to Find Affordable Apartments for Rent in Seattle

Featured image credit: Dschwen In cities where rent control reigns, housemates can hope to find some security in an unpredictable housing climate. But in Washington State, rent control is illegal, meaning even if your landlord can’t increase the rent during the lease term (without an army of lawyers, at least), they can set the rent price to whatever they want for the next leasing period. So […]

Houses for Rent in Houston Get Cheaper as Market Cools

Newsflash: Houses for rent in Houston, Texas are hot in demand —  and supply. In recent years, America’s fourth largest city has shown an impressive ability to keep up with fierce housing demands in the wake of a new trend to rent in Texas. As a result, Houston renters aren’t struggling nearly as badly with rent inflation and stagnant wages when compared to other major metros. In combination […]

The Solution to a Shortage of Apartments For Rent in Dallas

In case you haven’t heard, people are flocking to Texas. The state, which boasts a burgeoning tech industry, warm weather and plenty of friendly faces has become the nation’s hotbed for renters in recent years. As a result, apartments for rent in Dallas — which has seen the second largest population boom in Texas — have become hot commodities. In a recent study of 11 major metros, Dallas’s […]