Protecting yourself from rental scams, a how-to with Rental Beast

As renting continues to rise, scams have also come to the forefront.  In fact, 43% of renters have interacted with fraudulent listings resulting in more than six million people being scammed. The most common form of rental scam, according to this article from CNBC, is the “Bait and Switch.” This involves a scammer advertising an … More Protecting yourself from rental scams, a how-to with Rental Beast

How to save money furnishing your apartment

So you’ve got the apartment, what are you going to put in it?  Are you going to venture into your grandmother’s basement to find that dusty, 1920’s armoire?  Maybe your old beer-stained college couch?  Probably not.  How can you fill your new place without breaking the bank?  We’ve got you covered.   If you plan … More How to save money furnishing your apartment

Home Ownership & Wealth Generation: Should you be renting?

A recent study has suggested that renting an apartment can make you more money than owning a home.  As shocking as this may sound, a thorough review of the data, reveals you should take your time before doing anything drastic. “A Revision of the American Dream of Homeownership,”published in 2017, does not outright tell us … More Home Ownership & Wealth Generation: Should you be renting?

Renting & Buying with the “Walk Score” in Mind

The “Walk Score” is a procedurally generated number assigned to addresses to determine their specific walkability.  The true value in this number is that the higher it is, the less likely you will need a car to comfortably live.  The “Walk Score” calculates the distances to certain amenities that most renters and buyers look for; … More Renting & Buying with the “Walk Score” in Mind