When property rentals are done the right way, it supports both your lifestyle and a stable financial outlook, but when renting goes wrong your housing costs can skyrocket and cause serious problems for your budget. One third of your income goes to housing costs, but Debt.com is here to help you save as much as possible as a renter.
December 4, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
What can you do? Mostly just this: Live further away.
October 24, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
But many aren’t buying a house — because they can’t save the money.
October 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Regular workers can’t afford to live in any major metro area in the country.
October 16, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Recent research is both encouraging and depressing, but sadly more of the latter.
September 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Apartments across the country vary widely in cost. The most expensive city in the country costs six times as much as the cheapest.
August 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn
You only need to make $61,000 to live in West Virginia’s top spot, but you’ll need 11 times that to live in one Cali code.
August 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn
In some states, it is cheaper to own a home, but there are some states where owning a home is more expensive than renting one.
August 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
There are major cities across the country seeing huge spikes in rent over the last year. Is it time to move?
August 3, 2017 | Gregory Cox
People who move more often pay more than those who don’t.
June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye
College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.
April 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Renters are having trouble saving for a down payment, making buying a home costly and more difficult.
March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.
February 24, 2017 | Michael Koretzky
This week: There’s no place like home, which might be too bad.
December 21, 2016 | Jess Miller
Finding a place to live in a new city can be hard, but there are ways to save money and sanity during your search.
September 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.
August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.
July 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn
High demand for lower-end units causes rents to rise
July 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn
With mounting student loan debt and stiff competition in home-buying, millennials aren’t confident they can afford it. Home costs are going up but incomes aren’t.
June 14, 2016 | Money Talks News
It takes an income of about $216,000 per year to afford a two-bedroom apartment in one U.S. city these days — and it’s not New York.
May 17, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why those in housing industry think homes will be in a short supply, and why they believe millennials are to blame
October 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants her son to get a roommate to save money, but he says it won’t really help.
August 25, 2015 | Debt.com
Rich people don’t buy their biggest luxuries. They rent them.
June 24, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader can’t afford to keep her timeshare, but she can’t afford to sell it, either.
March 13, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”
February 12, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger
A majority of former homeowners say they’d rather keep renting than buy another home. Here’s all our advice for the new breed of nomads…
October 3, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Unless you’re in the 1 percent, you don’t want to live in these neighborhoods.
September 23, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
If you own a home, you insure your stuff against fires, theft, and other disasters. But most renters don’t.
September 22, 2014 | Angela Colley
Here’s how to save time and money while keeping the landlord and your neighbors happy.
September 9, 2014 | Angela Colley
Nationwide, rents are at an all-time high. Here’s how to still find a sweet deal.
September 4, 2014 | Angela Colley
It’s a lot cheaper and covers a lot more than you probably think.
July 14, 2014 | Angela Colley
Here are a half-dozen simple suggestions from a landlord and real estate podcaster.
July 7, 2014 | Angela Colley
Under the right conditions, you can make more by NOT selling your house.
June 10, 2014 | Angela Colley
Here are six crucial questions to ask your landlord and yourself if you want to find the right rental at the right price.
May 27, 2014 | Angela Colley
You think you know the law about renting a place to live? We bet you don’t.
May 20, 2014 | Angela Colley
Like everything else, the Internet has made renting an apartment both easier and more dangerous.
April 3, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski
It’s a landlord’s market now and rent is skyrocketing across the nation. But there are things you can offer a landlord to cut your rate.
November 18, 2013 | Michael Koretzky
Saving money when you rent a car just got a little easier. We break down two new tips on how to get the best car rental for the least amount of your hard-earned cash so you can save on transportation and travel costs in your budget.