Category: Rentals

8 Rental Kitchen Makeovers Under $100

Spice up bland decor with budget-friendly kitchen makeover ideas that solve common rental eyesores. A bland or outdated kitchen can present a steep challenge to any renter who craves a little more style in the heart of their home. That’s because the things that make the most impact in a kitchen — namely, appliances, cabinets, …

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So You Think You Can Be a Landlord? 7 Things to Consider

Learn how to avoid common mistakes of first-time landlords First-time homebuyers are a declining group. Historically, 40 percent of homebuyers have been first-time buyers, calculated yearly from July to June. But that percentage continues to shrink, even if the true homeownership rate among millennials climbed ever so slightly last year. If you’re already a homeowner, …

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Buy vs Rent: What really builds family wealth?

​ There has been recent press regarding whether or not it makes better financial sense to rent rather than buy in today’s housing market. As an example, the recently released June Summary of the BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index reported: “…as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, the housing market in the …

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Renters Burdened More Than Home Owners

Housing cost burdens fell for the third consecutive year*. Last year, 39.6 million households spent more than 30% of their income on housing, which is a decrease from 40.9 million in 2012 and down from the peak of 42.7 million in 2010. However, while housing cost burdens are dropping among home owners, they continue to …

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