Bracing For a Rent Increase?

Are you expecting a rent increase? You aren’t alone.

According to a Rent.com survey, 88 percent of property managers raised rents last year with no signs of slowing. Plus, 53 percent of property managers said they would more likely bring in a new tenant at a higher rent than negotiate leases for existing tenants. Yikes. keep reading

Buying Your First House: Starter Home or Forever Home?

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may be wondering: Should you purchase a small starter home to get into the market now, knowing you may grow out of it in a few years? Or, should you stretch your budget — or spend more time saving — to get a “forever home” that will take care of your long-term needs?

Here are some factors to consider as you weigh whether to get a home best suited for the short term or the long haul. keep reading