Items Tagged with 'Rent'

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  • Rental market finally starts cooling down

    When renting can outweigh buying a home
    A lack of growth in rents over the past four months represents the longest period of stagnation in recent history and the slowest annual growth rate in six years. Even some of the most notoriously expensive markets such as Manhattan, San Francisco and Boston saw a halt in monthly rental price growth. In fact, now, in some circumstances, renting can even save more money than buying a home.
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  • New bill could bring tax relief to renters struggling with affordability

    Bill from New York’s Joseph Crowley seeks to provide relief to “rent-burdened”
    A new bill introduced Monday by Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, could bring relief to renters who find themselves struggling to afford their rent. Crowley’s bill, entitled “The Rent Relief Act,” would offer refundable tax credits to people who live in rental housing. Here are more details about the bill.
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  • SFR investors move into suburbia and not everyone is pleased

    Wall Street backing means buyers with bigger pockets
    A new breed of homeowners arrived in this middle-class suburb of Nashville and in many other communities around the country: big investment firms in the business of offering single-family homes for rent. Their appearance has shaken up sales and rental markets and, in some neighborhoods, sparked rent increases.
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  • Here’s how much rent went up across America in 2016

    Three charts show changes across the nation
    It’s not only home prices that are on the rise, the cost to rent is going up, too, as renters continue to move from the suburbs into city centers. These charts show exactly how much rent changed across all the states, and even digs deeper into how rent changed across various cities.
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  • Airbnb limits long-term housing options and tenants start to fight back

    Bloomberg reports on landlords choosing short-term renters
    As more investors and landlords move to list houses and apartments on short-term rental websites, like Airbnb, rather than seek long-term renters, a fight is emerging over the impact of this shift on renters. A new report shows just how contentious the fight over Airbnb is becoming in certain expensive markets, such as San Francisco.
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  • Trulia: Buying a home still cheaper than renting

    Price to rent still outpaces rising home prices
    Trulia’s new study shows that despite rising home prices, it is still cheaper to buy a home than to rent. While there’s talk about a rate hike this year, Trulia explains why potential homebuyers shouldn’t be concerned.
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  • Hillary Clinton unveils sweeping economic agenda, including major housing reforms

    Announces $25 billion housing investment program
    With the 2016 presidential election inching closer at a seemingly glacial pace, one issue that many of the main candidates have neglected to address is housing and its impact on the country’s economy. But it appears that is about to change as Hillary Clinton, the Democratic hopeful and former Secretary of State, recently announced a sweeping economic agenda that includes some major housing reforms.
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