Posts Covering Renters
May 16, 2018 in Renters
Renters in Las Vegas may want to reconsider their living situations. According to new data, the city has the highest year-over-year rent growth in the entire nation, with rent prices rising 5.3 percent since last February.
April 10, 2018 in Renters
Your lease agreement spells out the upfront costs of leasing a home. Make sure you understand these costs before committing to a lease.
April 5, 2018 in Renters
Rent versus lease: key differences You’re looking to rent a home. Would you be better off with a rental agreement or lease? Is there even a difference between the two? Rental agreements are generally month-to-month, and either you or the landlord can terminate the agreement with 30 days’ notice. They allow you maximum freedom to […]
April 2, 2018 in Renters
Get out of a lease with a roommate the right way Even the best plans can fail, and you may have to get out of a lease with a roommate, despite your best intentions. Here’s how to minimize the fallout: Give as much notice to your landlord as you can Show prospective tenants around while […]
April 1, 2018 in Renters
Tenant’s rights and repair requests A repair request for a rented home or apartment is not the moment to be shy. Know your rights and how to make repair requests. In most places, the landlord is responsible for keeping the home “habitable.” The landlord has the right to inspect the place to make sure you’re […]
March 25, 2018 in Renters
Tenant rights when landlord is foreclosed Your rights depend on the state in which you live — often, your lease can be terminated Your obligation to pay rent continues as long as you remain in the property You have leverage because banks preferred occupied homes to abandoned property Tenant rights usually involve such issues as […]
What credit score do you need to rent an apartment or rental house? In some cases, more than you do to buy a house. Here’s how to avoid a credit check, and to improve your score if you have to pass one.
Considering a home with a long commute? Reconsider, for the sake of your wallet, your health and your sanity.
March 16, 2018 in Renters
You could just pack up your stuff and move out of your parents’ house and in with a friend. But that’s probably not the smartest way to be successful as a young adult paying for housing. Follow these tips to do it right and be more comfortable.
To get the best homes for rent, you need to be an attractive prospect for landlords. Check your credit and clean it up or at least explain any blemishes Get references in advance Choose property you can afford so they know you’ll be able to pay on time Rental housing: Get the most for your […]
Tips for landlords: how to avoid tenants who are identity thieves
February 7, 2018 in Renters
If you need a bigger reason not to continue renting, new data just provided it. It seems not only are rents 2.8 percent higher than one year ago, but nearly 90 percent of America’s biggest cities have seen rent prices jump in the last month. A mere 2 percent experienced rent drops.
Some states help with homeownership There is a small but growing number of states that are using their tax systems to encourage would-be homeowners to save for their down payments. Is yours one of those that allow you to make deductions? And how much help might you get? Read on to find out. Down payments […]
2018 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits
Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)