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Recognizing and addressing the problems of steep rent

Mar 6, 2012
The cost of rent in cities like L.A. or New York stands in the way of many people earning higher wages. Author Matthew Yglesias says the issue could be solved if cities loosen building regulations.
Posted In: rent, affordable housing, Housing

Not many apartments available to rent

Jan 5, 2012
The vacancy rate for apartment fell to its lowest since 2001 in the fourth quarter as more people rented. But mortgage rates are also falling, so will people choose buying over renting soon?
Posted In: rent, rent vs. buy, Housing

Inflation hits residential rents hard

Nov 16, 2011
Inflation isn't causing most Americans a problem at this point, but the prices of rental homes and apartments has risen in recent months.
Posted In: rent, Housing, inflation

SplitTheRent.org: Every renter's dream come true

Mar 8, 2011
There's no gracious way to equally divide the rent. Inevitably, when sharing accommodations, someone will get the smaller room, the room next t...
Posted In: apartments, calculator, harvard, Housing, rent

MID-DAY UPDATE: Fannie and Freddie, commercial real estate, Jordanian tourism

Feb 9, 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association this morning reported that applications for home mortgages dropped 5.5 percent last week. And the Wall Street...
Posted In: China, commercial real estate, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mid-day update, mortgage, rent, tomatoes, Wall Street Journal, wheat

MIDDAY UPDATE: Renting, credit cards, and buzzwords

Dec 23, 2010
Today, Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics released a list of 55 U.S. organized according to how cost effective it is to rent a home, rather than buy....
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit rating, home prices, homeownership, homes, mid-day update, politics, rent

To rent or not to rent -- that is the question

Dec 23, 2010
Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics has released a list of 55 U.S. cities organized according to how cost effective it is to rent a home, rather than...
Posted In: cities, home prices, home sales, Housing, recession, rent

Asking Fannie and Freddie whether to rent or buy

Dec 14, 2010
This final note today, which comes with a shout out to our friends at Planet Money. Ever wonder why the American real estate market is so messed up...
Posted In: Fannie Mae, real estate, rent

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