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In these Australian suburbs rents are soaring more than 33% – but some of Sydney’s most expensive properties are getting smashed

While there’s a certain fixation on house prices, whether you’re a property investor or a tenant, rents matter just as much. They’re also subject to some extreme fluctuation, according to new analysis produced by research house CoreLogic and published by the Australian Financial Review. Take inner Adelaide suburb Devon Park […]
In these Australian suburbs rents are soaring more than 33% – but some of Sydney’s most expensive properties are getting smashed
Lifestyle

The 21 most popular tiny homes on Airbnb

Tiny homes and other miniature accommodations are seeing a spike in popularity among travellers. The most wish-listed tiny home on Airbnb is a rustic-chic mini cottage in Seattle. Around the world, guests are excited to stay in tropical tree houses, shepherd’s huts in the European countryside, and little cabins that […]
The 21 most popular tiny homes on Airbnb
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5 Charts That Show A Growing Crisis For Renters In America

There has been a silent crisis unfolding for millions of low-income Americans for a decade. They cannot afford rental rates on housing. Even when they can, rent takes up such a significant portion of their income that they must cut back on other household necessities. That is the takeaway from […]
5 Charts That Show A Growing Crisis For Renters In America
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How One Hedge Fund Took Over A Small Ohio Town

Years after the housing bubble sapped home prices, investors are taking advantage of the new rental economy. As a refresher, here’s how hedge fund Magnetar Capital LLC (reportedly) made money during the financial crisis: 1) Create collateralized debt obligations, which group mortgage bonds, and dice them into securities with varying […]
How One Hedge Fund Took Over A Small Ohio Town
Lifestyle

Now You Can Rent A Tesla Model S From Hertz

You can now rent a Tesla Model S from Hertz in California, the rental car company announced today. The all-electric, award-winning sedan will join the company’s “Dream Cars” program, which it launched in June. Customers already have access to luxury cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. […]
Now You Can Rent A Tesla Model S From Hertz
Lifestyle

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Insane Southampton Estate Returns To Market For $45 Million

[credit provider=”Corcoran Real Estate Group” url=”http://www.corcoran.com/hamptons/listings/display/2554571#WebID=15739″] Southampton’s Linden Estate is back on the market, this time for $45 million through Corcoran Real Estate Group.According to Curbed Hamptons, it was previously listed for four long years before supposedly being sold to James H. Clark, co-founder of Netscape, and his Australian swimsuit model […]
HOUSE OF THE DAY: Insane Southampton Estate Returns To Market For $45 Million
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Hamptons Summer Rentals Are Already Flying Off The Market

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Corcoran Realty” url=”http://www.corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=LI3&ListingID=32012″] The Hamptons have always been a hot summer rental market.But this year, the biggest checks are being written earlier than ever, Jason Sheftell at the New York Daily News reports.
Hamptons Summer Rentals Are Already Flying Off The Market
Lifestyle

The 20 Most Expensive Cities For Luxury Rentals

[credit provider=”US Navy” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_070727-N-8868D-029_The_sunset_skyline_of_Hong_Kong_as_viewed_from_Victoria_Peak._Victoria_Peak_was_one_of_many_places,_attractions_and_tours_that_Sailors_from_the_Nimitz-class_aircraft_carrier_USS_John_C._Stennis_%28CVN_7.jpg”] For the second year in a row, Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world in which to rent a luxury three-bedroom apartment.According to the latest data from ECA International, a global consulting firm that releases the figures for companies sending employees to work […]
The 20 Most Expensive Cities For Luxury Rentals
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These Are The 8 Best Sites To Find A No-Fee Apartment In NYC

[credit provider=”Instagram/nnuo” url=”http://statigr.am/p/356082723654624168_151431″] In a city of single-digit vacancy rates, there are some compelling reasons to pay a good real estate agent to find you a rental: You’re new in town, you’re busy, you can’t find what you want on your own, and/or you plan to stay put for a […]
These Are The 8 Best Sites To Find A No-Fee Apartment In NYC
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Half Of All Airbnb Listings May Be Illegal

[credit provider=”Airbnb”] We know that the sharing economy is exciting and complicated, but it’s easy to overlook the extent to which it’s complicated.Skift’s Jason Clampet reports that many of Airbnb’s New York listings are illegal. Maybe half of them.
Half Of All Airbnb Listings May Be Illegal
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9 Renovations You Can Make Right Under Your Landlord’s Nose

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] Being a renter can make you feel like a renter.After a while, the cheap flooring and outdated kitchen can start to get to you, and you might find yourself wishing you just owned the place so you could fix it up.
9 Renovations You Can Make Right Under Your Landlord’s Nose
Lifestyle

The Most Outrageously Expensive Apartments For Rent In New York City

[credit provider=”Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate” url=”http://www.elliman.com/new-york-city/144-duane-street-unit-ph-manhattan-kvbcukc”] Living in New York City can be ridiculously expensive.While the average New York apartment goes for $3,400 a month, there are some penthouses and townhouses asking staggering amounts rents equal to some New Yorkers’ annual salaries, if not more.
The Most Outrageously Expensive Apartments For Rent In New York City
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Follow These Tips To Save On One Of The Biggest Travel Expenses

[credit provider=”Robert Libetti / Business Insider”] If there’s no reliable form of public transportation, then a rental car will most likely be your main form of transportation. Here are some tips on how to save money on one of the biggest travel expenses:Use discounts. Discounts are there if you look […]
Follow These Tips To Save On One Of The Biggest Travel Expenses
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Sponsor Apartments May Be New York’s Best-Kept Secret

[credit provider=”Zillow” url=”http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/40-E-88th-St-5C-New-York-NY-10128/2121192213_zpid/”] If you’re new to New York real estate and you’ve come across the term “sponsor listing” while scanning the ads, you may be wondering what it means.If you already know, you’re probably wondering how to find one.
Sponsor Apartments May Be New York’s Best-Kept Secret
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4 Experts Share Advice On Real Estate Investment In NYC

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Manhattan3_amk.jpg”] The NYC rental market is undeniably strong right now, and mortgage rates are low. With this in mind, we suspected more New Yorkers might be considering putting their money into investment properties.And it turns out we were right: “People were waiting for the prices to go down. […]
4 Experts Share Advice On Real Estate Investment In NYC
Lifestyle

A Hong Kong Apartment Just Sold For A Record $61 Million

[credit provider=”www.opushongkong.com” url=”http://www.opushongkong.com/”] A luxury Hong Kong apartment has recently sold for HK $470 million ($61 million USD), AFP reports. The unit has exceeded the previous record price of HK $360 million, making this condominium the priciest apartment in Hong Kong.The 6,200-square-foot unit takes up the entire eighth floor of […]
A Hong Kong Apartment Just Sold For A Record $61 Million
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40 Texas Rentals Were Wrecked By Pot Growers

[credit provider=”Flickr – eggrole” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eggrole/4823099570/”] Large holes cut into the ceiling of almost every room of the 3,200-square-foot house on Mandarin Glen Circle in Spring were the first clue. Blowers were installed to push suspiciously pungent air into the attic.Then there was the potting soil covering floors, the makeshift electrical […]
40 Texas Rentals Were Wrecked By Pot Growers
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Here’s A Quick Guide To Selling, Swapping, Buying And Renting Textbooks

[credit provider=”Flickr/CUNY Academic Commons” url=”http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2685-women-men-iq-scores.html”] Malls and e-commerce sites are packed with deals on back-to-school basics like electronics, but finding ways to shave the soaring costs of textbooks can be tricky.From e-books to online swap meets, there’s absolutely no reason to plop down big money for glossy hardbacks when you […]
Here’s A Quick Guide To Selling, Swapping, Buying And Renting Textbooks
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The Newest Housing Scams Are Targeting Renters

[credit provider=”flickr/pedrosz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/5049256137/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] (MoneyWatch) Mortgage scams are everywhere. And it’s not only vulnerable homeowners that fraudsters have preyed upon since the housing collapse — they’re also targeting renters.”Rental scams have increased dramatically in the past four years since the economic downturn,” says Michael Schaffer of Checkyourlandlord.com, a service that provides […]
The Newest Housing Scams Are Targeting Renters
Lifestyle

HOUSE OF THE DAY: After 4 Years On The Market, This $49 Million Hamptons Estate Has Finally Been Sold

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Sotheby’s Realty” url=”http://www.sothebyshomes.com/hamptons/rental/0055250#”] It’s been a long four years for former Esprit executive Juergen Friedrich, but his Linden Estate in Southampton is finally under contract in what’s likely to be the biggest Hamptons home sale of the year. The 18,000-square-foot house was asking $49 million, although the […]
HOUSE OF THE DAY: After 4 Years On The Market, This $49 Million Hamptons Estate Has Finally Been Sold
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Single-Family Rentals Are Helping Millions Bounce Back From Foreclosure

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Tami Wingfield” url=”http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/07/19/single-family-rental-houses-draw-millions-impacted-by-foreclosur/”] After splitting from her husband, Tami Wingfield couldn’t afford to keep up with the mortgage on the home that they had shared. The monthly $1,600 bill was too much for her to bear alone, and in 2008, she lost the house to foreclosure. Like […]
Single-Family Rentals Are Helping Millions Bounce Back From Foreclosure
Tech

Airbnb’s Big Dilemma: Regulation Or Taxes

[credit provider=”Chad Riley”] After we reported that Airbnb and a host of other startups may be affected by California’s sweeping Money Transmission Act, which regulates almost any company acting as a middleman in a transaction, a reader asked a great question.Why doesn’t Airbnb just declare itself the provider of the […]
Airbnb’s Big Dilemma: Regulation Or Taxes
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Lovely Looks Like An Easy Way To Find Your Dream Apartment

[credit provider=”Living Lovely” url=”http://livelovely.com/search”] Looking to move? A new apartment search site called LiveLovely.com could jump-start the process for you. To view listings, simply click on the city you want to view or punch it into the search bar. You can search this way or set filters, including price, number of bedrooms, deleted […]
Lovely Looks Like An Easy Way To Find Your Dream Apartment
Lifestyle

New York’s Public Advocate Says These Are The Worst Landlords In The City

[credit provider=”zach vs/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachvs/2107670544/”] Apartment hunting is already a chore in New York City. NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants to ensure renters don’t have to deal with a crummy landlord as well.To help renters make an educated decision on where to live, de Blasio has issued lists of […]
New York’s Public Advocate Says These Are The Worst Landlords In The City
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The Apartment You Want Will Cost You More Than You Think

[credit provider=”flickr/[email protected]″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5621506089/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The still faltering housing recovery, tight credit, lackluster employment growth and overall weak consumer confidence has kept demand for apartments high, despite historic housing affordability.That, plus a shortage of supply, means rents are going higher, increasing at their fastest pace since the fall of 2007, according to […]
The Apartment You Want Will Cost You More Than You Think
Tech

Our Dinner With Airbnb’s Founders Was So Good, It’s Illegal

[credit provider=”City of San Francisco”] Airbnb is really smart to start getting its founders out talking to members of the press—like the dinner it held last night.It was a tough conversation at times, with a freewheeling debate about the law, regulation, and economics—the kind of conversation Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and […]
Our Dinner With Airbnb’s Founders Was So Good, It’s Illegal
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How I Made It In New York City Without My Parents’ Help

[credit provider=”LearnVest / Lilit Marcus ” url=”http://www.learnvest.com/2012/06/how-i-made-it-in-new-york-city-without-parental-help/”] Like just about every young woman with an internet connection, I have been watching HBO’s series “Girls” with a mix of hope and terror.I read one writer’s response to “Girls” on LearnVest; she identifies with the show, and says everyone she knows has received […]
How I Made It In New York City Without My Parents’ Help
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10 Tips To Get The Most From Car Rentals

[credit provider=”Flickr / prayitno” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6835744917/in/photostream/”] The summer driving season is upon us, and with gas prices so high, I thought it would be helpful to put together this list of the top 10 ways to save on car rentals so you can get where you need to go without emptying […]
10 Tips To Get The Most From Car Rentals
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This Iraq War Vet Is Suing A Landlord For Denying Him An Apartment

[credit provider=”Boston CBS Local ” url=”http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/06/04/report-mass-veteran-sues-anti-war-apartment-owner-alleges-discrimination/”] The trouble began when Sgt. Joel Morgan was turned away from an apartment by an anti-war landlord who allegedly argued his service and her beliefs presented a “conflict of interest.” Now Morgan, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has filed a civil […]
This Iraq War Vet Is Suing A Landlord For Denying Him An Apartment
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Here’s How To Get Through Peak Rental Season In NYC Alive

[credit provider=”Flickr / randyc9999″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/randyconnolly/6596042989/in/photostream/”] In a city where more residents rent than own, we frequently focus on subjects important to renters.Some of us over here are, in fact, renters ourselves. And because now-through-September marks peak rental season in NYC, we’re dedicating this week’s SurvivalList roundup to the dark art […]
Here’s How To Get Through Peak Rental Season In NYC Alive
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Don’t Let The Challenging Market Scare You From Renting Your First Apartment

[credit provider=”Flickr / WanderingtheWorld (www.LostManProject.com)” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisschoenbohm/5555210977/in/photostream/”] This year’s graduates may be entering a slightly better job market than their 2010 or 2011 counterparts, but many will face a tighter rental market.As buying property loses its allure for some, increased demand and lower vacancy in rental units is driving up prices […]
Don’t Let The Challenging Market Scare You From Renting Your First Apartment
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A Lot Of Things Can Go Wrong When You Loan Your Car

[credit provider=”Flickr / popmayhem” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/popmayhem/150619/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Question: My friend’s son is unable to get a loan on a car (due to very bad credit and judgments against him), so he is leasing his stepfather’s car from him. The stepson has his own insurance on the car, but it’s pretty limited coverage. […]
A Lot Of Things Can Go Wrong When You Loan Your Car
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Make Extra Cash By Renting Your Home While You’re Away On Vacation

[credit provider=”Chatham Estate” url=”http://chathamestate.com/ChathamEstate/Welcome.html”] Every winter and spring, swarms of tourists show up in Phoenix, my neck of the woods. Many other parts of the country are popular in summer and fall.Increasingly, savvy travellers — especially families — prefer to stay in furnished homes. They’re larger and more comfortable than […]
Make Extra Cash By Renting Your Home While You’re Away On Vacation
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How To Find A Property Manager Who’s Got Your Back

[credit provider=”Flickr / Zach Klein” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachklein/376800250/in/photostream/”] As I have mentioned in a post on my blog, hiring a real estate manager can be quite beneficial to securing your investment and keeping the day-to-day tasks out of your hands.While it is possible to manage your own rental properties by yourself, hiring someone else […]
How To Find A Property Manager Who’s Got Your Back
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Renting Your Car To Total Strangers Could Be Quite Lucrative

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White_van_speaker_scam_Jeep_in_Miami,_Florida.jpg”] If you are like the majority of Americans, you’re probably a little freaked out about the prospect of shelling out upwards of $4 per gallon at the gas pump this summer.Throw in the steep costs of other car-related expenses, such as insurance, repairs, maintenance, registration and […]
Renting Your Car To Total Strangers Could Be Quite Lucrative
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This Vacation Scam Will Wreck Your Trip Before You Even Leave The House

[credit provider=”Flickr/bongosphotographie” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bongosphotographie/6493463267/in/photostream/”] Car rentals are one of the diciest expenses travellers encounter, especially when plenty of rental agencies are well-versed in nickle and diming patrons.Insurance add-ons are one of their favourite ways to beef up your bill, with some policies costing as much as $30 per day, according to ConsumerAffairs.org. 
This Vacation Scam Will Wreck Your Trip Before You Even Leave The House
Tech

Zillow Spends $40 Million On Startup That Helps Landlords

[credit provider=”Zillow”] Zillow is paying $40 million in cash to buy RentJuice, a San Francisco based startup that provides software to manage rental listings.Zillow has been trying to branch out beyond its roots as a consumer-oriented web site about homes. It’s added services for real estate professionals to manage listings […]
Zillow Spends $40 Million On Startup That Helps Landlords
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This Is The Best Way To Negotiate Your Rent

As many potential buyers continue to shelve their purchase plans and opt to rent instead, vacancies are low, and rents, which take a big bite out of your household income, are high — up 5.8% in the Chicago metropolitan area, for example; up 8.3% in Philadelphia. This makes finding a place – […]
This Is The Best Way To Negotiate Your Rent
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For Hundreds Of Dollars, Your Pad Could Be A Hollywood Star

[credit provider=”Flickr via spence_sir” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/spence_sir/5964660033/in/photostream/”] Average Joes and Janes are finding a new way to make bank in Hollywood: Harnessing their bedroom’s star power. Producers will shell out hundreds of dollars to homeowners willing to open their well-decorated doors for print and film shoots, the New York Times’ Elizabeth A. Harris […]
For Hundreds Of Dollars, Your Pad Could Be A Hollywood Star