• Renting Costs Twice As Much As Owning A ...
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    Renting costs twice as much as owning a home in US cities

    People renting a home in the United States can expect to pay twice as much of their incomes on their rent than an owner on mortgage payments, new research has found. It means that it is more affordable to buy a home now in most US metros than it was 15 years ago, even for those putting down less money on a home, according to a Zillow analysis of third quarter income and home value data. Renters, however, continue to pay an increasing share of their income to their landlords as rents soar and incomes remain flat. On average, US home buyers making the nation's median income and purchasing the typical home spend 15.3% of their income on their monthly house payment, down from the...Read more >

  • Housing Starts Exceed 1 Million Pace For 3rd ...
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    New-home construction in the U.S. exceeded a 1 million annualized pace in November for a third consecutive month, continuing a slow recovery in the housing...

  • Examining Property Management Holiday Procedures At Student Housing ...
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    Philadelphia—It’s holiday season, which means that many students are starting winter break. As student-housing communities become mostly vacant during the holiday...

  • 6 Tips To Protect Newbie Landlords Against Bad ...
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    One of the main components of being a successful real estate investor is finding good, qualified renters for your properties. There are few things more frustrating and...

  • Austin Landlords File Suit To Block Source Of ...
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    The Austin Apartment Association has filed suit in an attempt to block recent changes to Austin's rental regulations that require most landlords in the city to...

  • How Landlord Forms Make Your Job Easier
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    How Landlord Forms Make Your Job Easier

    Forms set the foundation for apartment managers to stand on when possible problems arise, and they often do. Forward thinking apartment owners' prepare and provide effective tools that their members, and their staff need to do their jobs. These forms protect renters as well. Having gone over rules and policies with rental managers, applicants learn what they need to know and the appropriate consequences if rules are broken. How to find the Best Forms that Include Legal Terms: People are so different, and respond to rules differently as well. Having it all written down for them eliminates the "he said - she said" syndrome. The simplification of addressing rules with renters is worth...Read more >

  • Winter Design Ideas For Home Interiors
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    Whether homeowners want to replicate a white winter inside or make their home warm and cozy, winter décor is a big decision to make. Interior design sites are...

  • The Monthly Bill That Could Save — Or ...
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    One of the easiest ways to repair your credit history is to pay your bills on time. Every bill, every time. But the biggest bill in many households — and one that...

  • 5 Relatively Cheap Renovations To Lengthen Tenant Occupancy
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    Most apartment owners want to increase their length of tenant occupancy. Not only does this limit the amount of resources you have to sink into cleaning, changing keys...

  • What Real Estate Trends To Expect In 2015
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    As housing recovers, prices in many markets across the U.S. have shot up. In fact, RealtyTrac reported that the median sale price of U.S. single-family homes and...