Rent control refers to a set of laws that places limitations on how much a landlord is allowed to charge residents to occupy a property. These laws can cover anything from the timing and amount of rent increases to how frequently they can occur and what is considered grounds for eviction of a … [Read more...] about What U.S. and Canadian Cities Have Rent Control Laws?
This is a guest post written by 5-year San Francisco resident (and current master tenant) Krysta Gahagen. Interviewing roommates can be a tough and emotional process and it can be tempting to want to accept the first person you meet just to get it over with. However, the people you end up … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Interviewing a Potential Roommate
Wade Foster, CEO of the automation software company Zapier, announced last week that they will be offering $10,000 to any employees who want to leave the Bay Area and continue working for the company elsewhere. In his post, Foster explained the rationale behind this initiative, which seems to … [Read more...] about De-location, the new relocation?
Today, the average age of renters continues to climb well into the mid-30s, leading to home ownership going down, even as rental prices go up. There are quite a few reasons why renting seems to be be more attractive than buying to millennials: Increased popularity of the "nomad" lifestyle or … [Read more...] about You Tell Us: Rent or Buy?
As a renter, you’re entitled to a certain set of rights. Because it may not always be clear what exactly these rights are, we’re going to do our best to make sure you know as much information about as many of them as possible. Although specific laws regarding a landlord's right to enter an occupied … [Read more...] about Can My Landlord Come Into My Apartment?
As a renter, you’re entitled to certain things that might not explicitly be stated in your lease. It may not always be clear what these rights are. We’re going to do our best to make sure you know about as many of them as possible. There are many situations that can occur to cause you to find … [Read more...] about Renters Rights: Breaking a Lease
As a renter, you're entitled to certain things that might not explicitly be stated in your lease. It may not always be clear what these rights are. We're going to do our best to make sure you know about as many of them as possible. Implied warranty of what? Habitability refers to the overall … [Read more...] about Renters Rights: Implied Warranty of Habitability
Who’s got two thumbs and does their own taxes?! Gather your documents The very first step to filing taxes is to get organized. You’ll need to reference a variety of different documents during this process, so it’s best to have them all set up and ready to go before you get started. The most … [Read more...] about Doing Taxes Yourself Doesn’t Have To Be a Nightmare
The stars at night are big and bright, and the rent checks linger around $1,500. Here's what you can find around the great state of Texas this month. Dallas Statler Residences - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom - $1,500 Not only do the apartments in this Downtown Dallas residence feature air … [Read more...] about Under $1,500: Texas edition
There are many different paths you can take to rid your room of mice. Of course, it depends on your resources and what types of methods you feel comfortable using. Your first step is going to consist of determining the root of your problem. Where are the mice coming from? Look for openings in your … [Read more...] about How To Solve That Mouse Problem In Your Bedroom