Bubble Alert! Is It Getting Too Easy To Get A Mortgage?

There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available…

Notice of Entry, and Other Rules Your Landlord Needs to Follow

By Jeanne Sager | Oct 2, 2017 With a rental lease set to expire, most landlords want to show the apartment as often as possible, which means they'll need a notice of entry to get into your place. They'll be eager to find new renters,…

11 Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate to Weed Out the Weirdos Fast

By Daniel Bortz | Nov 6, 2017 Picking a roommate is a bit different from picking a spouse, a pet, or a nice couch—it's a giant leap into the great unknown. What are some questions to ask a potential roomie to help you separate the…

'We Gave Up the Perfect Apartment for Our Pet'

  By Sasha Brown-Worsham | Nov 2, 2017 If you had to choose between having the perfect apartment or a sweet, sloppy, loving pet, which would you pick? Fifteen years ago, my husband and I found ourselves in this situation…

The Cost of Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Rent Out Your Home

By Adriana Velez | Oct 13, 2017 Hiring a real estate agent to handle the logistics of renting out your property can be a smart move—one that many homeowners make. An agent can create a listing for you, help you check out applicants,…

5 Illegal Rentals You Might Be Living in Right Now

By Colleen Kane | Oct 12, 2017 You, holing up in an illegal rental? Never! At least, that's what I thought before I was kicked out of my own illegal rental when I was, oh, about eight months pregnant. Worst of all, I had no idea my cellar…