Always try to meet your landlord face to face. Recently in Denver, CO, a tenant fell victim to a ‘lockbox’ scam. The landlord gave the tenant the combo to the lockbox and asked that she “show herself around.” Once done, he then requested first month’s rent and a security deposit- never to be heard from … More Avoiding Scams as a Tenant
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
The key to maintaining a profitable rental unit can often time come down to maintaining and upgrading wisely. While some in-unit changes likely aren’t worth the money, many are. Often times, investing more initially will pay off over the long run. Here is a list of recommended changes and best practices that won’t break the … More Make the Most of Any Rental Unit: Property Upgrades and Maintenance
A slow and low Winter of homes for sale tends to lead to a blossoming of inventory and a more active market in the warmer months. But this year seemed to be the exception; especially for the DC area. Local real estate experts say that a healthy market should have around a six-month supply of … More What does low inventory in DC mean?
The Boston Foundation reports in their annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card that while it is true that new housing is being added in the Greater Boston area, the majority of the units are in the city of Boston itself and in just a few surrounding cities while towns in the suburbs are seeing little … More Little to no housing being built in the suburbs
Most of the focus on AirBNB stems from the money lost from a lack of taxation, an estimated $15 million from around 592,000 guests in Massachusetts last year. However, while other lodging establishments need to adhere to a strict set of municipal regulations, the owner of a unit on AirBNB currently does not. State Representative … More Cambridge imposes restrictions on AirBNB rentals
When you think of more affordable housing, you think of the suburbs; more space, more land, better prices from homes to rentals. However, as millennials begin to wiggle their way into the real estate market, pricing in the suburbs seems to be suffering. In the last year the cost of renting a home in … More Suburban Rent Prices on the Rise