Best Rental Markets for Returns on Investments

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As the country continues to try to climb out of the financial hole dug during one of the worst recessions in U.S. history, several investors are turning to the rental market for big returns. According to a recent report by RealtyTrac, “a leading source for comprehensive housing data”, rental property in America posted an average annual return of […]

Spike in Rent in Seattle Highest Among Major U.S. Cities

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All of that caffeine isn’t the thing keeping folks in Seattle up at night these days. It’s the rising rents. According to a recent article in The Seattle Times, the city of Seattle has seen the “sharpest rise in rent” among the most populated cites in the United States since 2010. Over the last three […]

The Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Rental Property

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Here in the Midwest, rents are rising but still pretty reasonable, all things considered. Along the east and west coasts, however, rates are quickly climbing and in some cities completely out of control. Recently, the folks at Apartments.com put together a list of the 14 most expensive neighborhoods in the country based on several factors including the percentage […]

Rental Property Hits 25 Year High as Homeownership Declines

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For decades, millions of people chased the American Dream: A good job, a small family, a white picket fence, and a nice home. Today, however, younger generations are running after something entirely different. Saddled with student loan debt and few solid job prospects, many millennials are forgoing homeownership in favor of renting. Aside from the […]

How to Save Money When Renting Apartments

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  With the demand for apartments and other rentals reaching an all-time high, it is getting more and more difficult to find an affordable place to live, especially if you’re crunched for time. To help first-time renters or those looking to move to a new apartment, we’ve shared some tips to help save both time […]

You Can Rent the Farnsworth House

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History of the Farnsworth House If you’re looking for a beautiful and stylish venue to rent for your purposes, the Farnsworth House is available. Located on flat land amongst the wooded areas near the Fox River in Illinois, the warm atmospheric hideaway might be what you’re looking for if you’re planning a wedding, seminar, corporate […]

Incomes Stagnant as Apartment Rates Continue to Climb

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And the beat(ing) goes on. As household incomes remain at a stand still, apartment rental rates continue to rise across the country. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, apartment landlords continue to put the squeeze on renters, raising rates in the second quarter of 2014 by an average of 0.8%. After […]

How to Find the Perfect College Roommate

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There are many tough decisions to make after you graduate from high school – where to go on senior trip, where to go to college, what to major in, etc. – but none of them may as important as deciding who to room with your first year away from home. The perfect roommate can make […]

New Apartments Give Philadelphia Teachers Cheaper Rent

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Although there are some that believe that an individual who only works nine months out of the year shouldn’t complain about making an above average salary, many people believe that those teachers in charge of educating and mentoring our nation’s youth should make much more. For teachers living in larger cities such as Philadelphia, a […]

Big City Rentals Often Come with Hidden Costs

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It’s no secret that an apartment or condo in New York, San Francisco or Chicago isn’t cheap. What you may not know, however, is that the high cost of rent is just a piece of one hell of an expensive pie. Pricey add-ons such as renter’s insurance and security deposits can be crippling and often […]