Resources For Renters
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4 Things I Learned After My First Month of Small-Space Living
We’re back with the final installment of A Renter’s Diary! We’ve followed Rebekah Hall in her first month moving from a single family home into a 800-square-foot apartment in Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s had to figure out how to downsize and work around the quirks of the space. Last week, Hall shared how she shopped around her apartment (and her parents’ home) for no-cost kitchen storage solutions.
Sep 28, 2018
What I Wish I Knew Before Breaking My Lease—and Getting Sued
This piece is run with an anonymous byline as a courtesy to the writer, as the post could affect their ability to obtain housing. In my first apartment out of college, my roommate and I rented a well-maintained, spacious apartment with a built-in cabinet, hardwood floors, and an original clawfoot tub. We fell in love with its charm and the rent was pretty affordable. The building was a two-flat that the landlord had lived in for over 30 years.
Sep 27, 2018
New Yorkers Share the Weirdest, Most Frustrating Things About Their Apartments
Living in New York City often means expensive rent and little space, but sometimes apartments here are…an experience, to say the least. It seems like everyone lives in a building that has its quirks—things like strange-but-creative ways of fitting appliances in, weird structural features, odd smells, and more. Even the best apartments—the ones no one would dare give up their leases on—have their own interesting shortcomings.
Sep 24, 2018
4 No-Cost Solutions to My Small Space Kitchen Storage Woes
It was time to be inventive and put to use one of the oldest tricks in the book. Here's what I've come up with so far:
Sep 21, 2018
Why You Shouldn’t Move Into a Bigger Apartment If You Need More Space
If you live in a majorly cramped city, you know that space is definitely at a premium. Dreams of moving into a bigger, more airy space might pop into your head when all the crap you’ve shoved into your only closet falls out for the millionth time. But if more space is what you’re looking for, there is actually a stupidly simple way to solve this problem on the cheap: Rent a storage unit.
Sep 21, 2018
5 Ways to Get Around That Pesky 40X-the-Rent Requirement
Though a salary of 40 times the rent is ideal budgeting advice—and you should stick to it if you can—it's not the end of the world if it's not possible in your situation.
Sep 17, 2018
What No One Tells You About Living in a Doorman Building
For doorman-building devotees, there’s nothing like seeing a familiar face on the way in and out of that place you call home. But for others, there’s nothing worse than having to chit chat with this person—or having him know your business. For those lucky enough to have the option, the decision is of personal preference.
Sep 15, 2018
4 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Apartment Was Robbed
Despite being a writer, I’m not a natural over-sharer. The words flow freely enough when I’m talking about design, but I’m much more guarded in my own life. But I realized that most advice is inherently personal and comes from experience, so once I overcame the icky feeling, I knew it was time to write about being robbed. Becoming a statistic isn’t so bad, I figure, if I can help someone else avoid it.
Sep 13, 2018
The 3 Simple Questions That Have Saved Me Oodles of Cash
We’re back with a new edition of A Renter’s Diary! Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to follow Rebekah Hall as she and her boyfriend move from a home into a 800-square-foot apartment in Little Rock, Arkansas. From battling with the task of downsizing, to figuring out the quirks of the space, Hall will share all of the things you might forget or underestimate. Last week, Hall dealt with the shock of how small 800 square feet really is.
Sep 10, 2018
The Weird Thing You Need to Know About Renting an Apartment in L.A.
It’s my third time moving in Los Angeles, and I haven’t even lived here for four years. That means I’ve spent more time on Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia,, and Rental Girl than I want to know. I even have rental alerts that ping me once they’ve found a “match” that meets all of my dream home criteria (I haven’t disabled it because apartment hunting is one of my favorite hobbies #noshame).
Sep 5, 2018
How I Lost 300 Square Feet of Living Space But Still Have It All
Welcome to A Renter’s Diary! Over the next few weeks, we’ll follow Rebekah Hall as she and her boyfriend move from a home into a 800-square-foot apartment in Little Rock, Arkansas. From battling with the task of downsizing, to figuring out the quirks of the space, Hall will share all of the things you might forget or underestimate. This week she deals with the shock of how small 800 square feet really is: I have had incredible luck as a renter.
Sep 3, 2018
The One Thing People Forget to Clean When Moving
Moving is expensive enough as it is, so nobody wants to get the bad news that they aren't getting their security deposit back due to a dirty apartment.
Aug 31, 2018
Do Your Leases Really Need to Overlap?
Here’s a riddle for renters: Say your lease expires on October 31. Do you need to move out on October 31 and keep your stuff in storage until November 1, or can you actually move out November 1, giving yourself a little wiggle room? The short answer: It varies depending on your management company or landlord, says agent Alex Lavrenov, of Warburg Realty in New York, New York.
Aug 23, 2018
6 Celebrities Who Rent, Just Like You
They may not be cobbling together rent money on the 31st of every month, but there are many celebs out there who rent just like us. Of course, it’s usually for reasons other than not being able to afford to buy a home. Celebrities are attracted to renting because of the financial flexibility, as well as their transient lifestyles that takes them from movie sets across the globe.
Aug 19, 2018
Why I Chose to Move 2 Minutes Away From My Ex
When my ex, Sarah, moved into her new home on a beautiful tree-lined street in the middle of one of Toronto’s most charming and historical neighborhoods, I began a months-long search for a place nearby. Even though we didn’t have any children together, it was an absolute priority for the both of us that I move within walking distance.
Aug 15, 2018
How I’m Making a 45 Percent Increase in Rent Work For Me
My husband and I can’t buy a home in L.A. because we’re spending too much money on avocado toast. Just kidding—fancy brunch isn’t the problem. The problem is that houses, even “starter” homes in decent neighborhoods, are too expensive. If we wanted to purchase a home in Highland Park, it would likely cost around $737,700 (the median home value for that neighborhood, according to Zillow). That would mean forking up close to $150,000 as a downpayment.
Aug 15, 2018
The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City
If you’re wondering what it takes to be able to afford to live alone in one of the top 20 populated cities in the United States, check out this list.
Aug 14, 2018
8 Steps to Getting a Great Subletter — Stat
Before you launch a frenetic search on Craigslist, though, here are some expert tips to help you easily find a reliable subletter.
Aug 11, 2018
Your Friend Just Bought a House! Here’s Why You Feel So Bad
If your friend just bought a house, it’s hard not to feel a pang of jealousy over the fact that she either won the lottery, received a sizable inheritance, or was gifted cash for a down payment. And then there’s that fabulous backsplash and gorgeous front yard she keeps talking about. But no matter how she amassed the pile of cash, your friend’s foray into homeownership can test a friendship, especially if you’re finding it hard to make rent.
Aug 10, 2018
The $13 Must-Have Tool to Always Take on Your Apartment Hunt
Apartment viewings kind of make no sense when you think about it. If you live in New York, like I do, an apartment viewing is about a 10-15 minute period in which you’re supposed to ask a couple questions, look around for any big problems, and then leave to see another apartment. Most of the time, since apartments come and go so fast, you only have one meeting to make your decision—or you risk losing it to someone who moved faster.
Aug 8, 2018
5 Things All The Smartest Renters Remember to Do When Looking at an Apartment
​It’s easy to get caught up in square footage or closet space when looking for an apartment, but there are some other less obvious things that are just important to consider.
Aug 7, 2018
Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This
Finding an apartment you absolutely adore and want to stay in is a rare and special thing in the rental market today. But, unfortunately, a renter’s desire to stay put isn’t always enough to make it a reality. “With increasing rents, building conversions (to condominium), building sales, and other reasons, landlords look to get tenants out of properties early,” says Mark Hakim, an attorney with SSRGA in New York City.
Aug 5, 2018
Is This the Most Underrated Apartment Amenity in NYC?
You’ve seen those fancy gizmos in suburban sinks—those garbage disposals that suck down each and every coffee ground or lettuce leaf you don’t need, making it next to unnecessary to make countless runs to your building’s refuse bin. But despite all the modern luxuries of living in New York City, garbage disposals are actually pretty rare.
Aug 4, 2018
So Your Landlord’s Bad. Does This Mean You Can Break Your Lease?
When living conditions are unacceptable, do you have enough of a legal leg to stand on to break your lease? Turns out it’s all about the fine print.
Aug 3, 2018
Commuter Solutions: The Best Suburbs Close to Los Angeles
With all the Brooklynites flocking to Silver Lake, Echo Park, or Los Feliz, you might be feeling the itch to get out of Central Los Angeles once and for all. Whether you’re looking for lower rents (the average rent across all of Los Angeles’s 272 neighborhoods is $2,251 a month, according to Rentcafé), homeownership opportunities (18 percent of homes in L.A. sell for over a million, according to Curbed), or just more space, there are a glut of nearby options.
Aug 2, 2018
Zillow Now Lets You Apply For Apartments and Pay Your Rent
Applying for an apartment is hard. First you have to find one that’s moderately nice and within your price range, and then you have to get all of your documents together really, really fast. This would be easy if you were organized and had time set away to sort through your papers. But this is life and we’re not as organized as we’d like to be; it’s likely that you have a job and thus have limited time to collect your bank statements from the last six months.
Jul 31, 2018
I Moved In With 5 Strangers—Here’s Why I Miss It Every Day
I move a lot. Because of the nature of my job (freelance writer), I was in five countries over three continents this month. I have to pack, unpack, and move rooms every few days. When I’m on an assignment, I usually stay in a hotel. When I’m not, I often stay with my sweet, accommodating partner who has rearranged his entire bedroom to create a writing nook for me. But even he knows what I long for. It’s not a hotel or a nice apartment with designer furniture.
Jul 27, 2018
5 Conversations to Have With Your Roommates Before You Move Out
If you have roommates, you probably know the standard move-in conversations that need to happen to ensure harmonious living. How will rent be collected and paid, whose television is going in the living room, and are peanut butter jars considered communal? But it’s important to make sure those A-plus communal living communication skills don’t fizzle come move-out time.
Jul 25, 2018
The 7 Warning Signs Renters Always Miss In Their Lease
Before you sign a lease, you need to do your due diligence. Two attorneys with real estate and tenant law experience share their insights about red flags to clear before signing.
Jul 20, 2018
How I Scored a Luxury 1-Bedroom NYC Apartment for $810 a Month
Six years after applying with my partner, I won an apartment in the NYC Affordable Housing Lottery—a unicorn most folks actually know little about.
Jul 19, 2018
3 Signs You Should Check In On Your Neighbor
Maybe you hear seemingly constant fighting and crying through the walls. Or someone is hollering upstairs for a concerningly long time. Or the guy across the hall has suddenly gone radio silent and his mailbox is overflowing. Now, the big question: Are you overthinking or does your neighbor really need help?
Jul 17, 2018
This Is How Long It Takes Most Americans to Save For a Down Payment
It doesn’t matter how much you smash that piggy bank—your first home is going to be really expensive and it’s going to take a long time to save up for that down payment on your own. According to a new study from HotPads, most renters will spend nearly six and a half years saving to put a down payment on a home. Since the median home price in the United States is $216,000, the average 20-percent down payment comes out to $43,200.
Jul 14, 2018
8 Things on a Craigslist Listing That Shout “Scam!”
Much like dating, searching for a place to live can be the opposite of fun. In love, you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs. In realty, you’ve got to scroll through a lot of listings. Both, in their own way, pose the risk of catfishing. But at least if you get duped by an embellished Tinder profile, the worst that usually happens is a bad date (which you can get through with the help of a drink or two!
Jul 13, 2018
3 Packing Mistakes Professionals See Over and Over
You’ve chosen your moving company and booked the movers, but there’s one thing that still needs to be done before the big day: packing up your belongings. Before you get too excited and begin stuffing your boxes with all your stuff, make sure that you’re setting yourself up for a smooth and efficient move.
Jul 11, 2018
5 Totally Reasonable Things to Ask for in Your Lease
When it comes to renting an apartment or home, renters are bound by a number of restrictions that tend to favor the landlord. Think late payment penalties, decor choices, and early-termination fees. However, don’t think you can’t ask for your own provisions in a lease. While the landlord certainly has the right to say no, if you don’t ask, you definitely won’t get what you want.
Jul 8, 2018
12 Things Good Neighbors Always Do
In a perfect world, your neighbors would be as lovable as Joey and Chandler, as kooky as Kramer, or as beloved as Fred and Ethel. But, in reality, you don’t have to be BFFs to establish great relationships with the folks living next door or down the hall.
Jul 5, 2018
You Might Pay $5K More for a Home With This Seasonal Feature
A new study from Zillow shows that most Americans are willing to pay for this amenity.
Jul 4, 2018
10 Creative Ways You Can Save Money While Moving
You just bought a new home or signed the lease for an apartment you’ve been coveting. Spending your discretionary dollars on a great piece of art or furniture sounds a lot more fun than blowing money on boring moving boxes and tape, right? If only it were that easy: Moving can be a pricey endeavor once you layer in all of the costs associated with professional movers, rented trucks, housing deposits, and miscellaneous fees.
Jul 3, 2018
This Is The Wage You Need to Live Alone Anywhere in the U.S.
If you live in a major city and don’t make six-figures, you probably live with one or more roommates. And, of course, you probably wish every day that you could move to the middle of nowhere—where rents are cheap—and live alone. Well, surprise! Those dreams will probably never come true, because apartments throughout the country just aren’t as affordable as you think they are.
Jun 30, 2018
How Buying a Bigger House Can Actually Save You Money
​It might sound counterintuitive, but it could help save you some cash.
Jun 28, 2018
What “Move-In Ready” Actually Means
According to the following four real estate professionals, there are several acceptable interpretations of this phrase.
Jun 27, 2018
7 Things You Never Thought You Could Do in a Rental
Many times, if you petition to your landlord that these changes will allow them to lease out the apartment at a higher cost after you leave, they'll usually let you do it.
Jun 26, 2018
What Does “Open Concept” Really Mean?
One of the most sought-after features in real estate today is “open concept.” But, like many popular buzzwords, people seem to mean different things when they use it. So we decided to talk with some real estate professionals to break down what open concept really means, how it originated, and why it’s so appealing.
Jun 24, 2018
Your Rent Just Went Up. Is it Worth it to Move?
It doesn’t matter how much you love your rental: The day your renewal notice comes in with a rent hike you never imagined, all those fuzzy feelings might just fly out the window. That said, how do you know if it’s worth it to move? From an economic standpoint, know that your next landlord will need the first and last month’s rent plus a security deposit, and for some apartments, a real estate broker’s fee.
Jun 22, 2018
This Game Will Make Your Fixer-Upper Dreams Come True
If your standard reaction to watching HGTV is, “I want to do that, too,” but renovating a fixer-upper is out of your budget (and your skill set), there’s a new virtual way you can satisfy that renovation itch—without having to take out a mortgage or hire a contractor.
Jun 20, 2018
6 Careers That Will Give You A Free Place to Live, Too
If you need a job and a place to live, why not skip half the stress and get both at the same time? Apart from the military, there are plenty of gigs available that offer free or low-cost housing for employees. Jobs that come with lodging can make it more affordable to live in desirable spots like New York and California, notes Alexandra Levit, chair of DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board.
Jun 15, 2018
5 Red Flags You Should Watch Out for When Picking a Roommate
In many ways, living with a roommate is a rite of passage that teaches us about compromise, companionship, and responsibility. But, for many, it can also be a nightmare: From unpaid bills to illicit behaviors, a number of bad things can pop up when you live with a complete stranger, or even a friend, without doing your due diligence. However, avoiding these circumstances can be as easy as having a brief, honest conversation.
Jun 15, 2018
These 7 Things Made My New Apartment Feel So Much Bigger
I needed clever storage solutions or the spacious apartment I dreamed about would turn into a cluttered reality. Luckily, I found random solutions that helped me store everything.
Jun 12, 2018
5 Smart Home Habits You Should Steal from the Best Landlords
If you’ve ever rented before, you know that all landlords are not created equal. While some do the absolute minimum to get your monthly rent check, others do an incredible job at maintaining clean buildings and keeping their tenants’ best interests in mind. Recently, Brick Underground released a list of these amazing landlords. It got me thinking: Who better than a great landlord to give maintenance tips?
Jun 11, 2018
Think SF Real Estate Is Scary? This City Is Even Worse
If you listen closely, you’ll hear something booming in the Silicon Valley—and no, it’s not just the sound of blockchain capital exchanging hands or tech bros downing Soylent. What’s booming far louder than anywhere else in the U.S. is San Jose, California’s real estate market: According to a recent report by Zillow, home values are rising the fastest in San Jose, at a remarkable 26.2% change year over year to a median value of $1,263,900, the highest in the nation.
Jun 7, 2018
Want to Lower Your Rent? Try This Unique Living Option
In the immortal words of Jimmy McMillan, “The rent is too damn high!” I live in Austin, which means my wallet cries each time I pay rent. Of course, I don’t live in a city where rent is sky-high like New York or San Francisco… but still, I don’t live in Toledo or Memphis, cities where the rent is barely-there. The burden for this writer is heavy to bear alone.
Jun 7, 2018
Moving? This Book Purging Method Is Bibliophile-Approved
I’d like to start by saying: I hate moving. I am known to be extremely dramatic when it comes to getting organized, packing up my belongings, and essentially living in a real-life obstacle course (dodging suitcases, stepping over boxes) while I await my move. But there was one aspect of my recent relocation—only 20 blocks, but in New York City that still feels like an undertaking—that was justifiably overwhelming: The Purging Of The Bookshelf. Sounds like a horror movie, right?
Jun 5, 2018
The 7 Best Decluttering Lessons to Learn from People Who Are Moving
You don’t have to wait until the stressful days before a big move to feel that freedom. Here's how to declutter like you're moving without actually doing it.
Jun 2, 2018
The Best Packing Tape for Moving, According to Professional Movers
Moving soon? You’re going to need packing tape—and a lot of it. But before you head to your local hardware supply store to pick up a few rolls, first think, “Is this going to cause more trouble than it’s worth?” From quickly losing adhesive to not being as durable as you’d like, bad tape can make moving a whole lot harder than it needs to be. And who knows how to avoid these sticky (pardon the pun) moving situations? The pros, of course.
Jun 1, 2018
If You’re a New Grad, Can You Actually Afford to Live Alone?
You can only have your leftover lo mein eaten by your roommates so many times before you start to curse communal living. And for the legions of recent grads who are moving on from college dorms this spring, living alone may sound like a dream come true. But is it financially feasible? Locking down a job is the first step to determining your rent budget.
May 26, 2018
Would You Ever “Rent Blindly?” I Have—4 Times!
In the past seven years, my family and I have been through seven moves. That may seem like a lot, but as a former military spouse and sailor, I can tell you it’s normal for families like mine. You don’t just move—you move quickly: You only get 10 days after you transfer to a new duty station to find a house and move into it. Yeesh! Most of the time, families spend those first days in a hotel (which, thankfully, the military pays for), but I was rarely interested in this option.
May 20, 2018
Can You Tell What’s Unusual About This NYC Listing?
Finding reasonably-priced real estate in New York City is no simple task. So if you happen to be breezing through the apartment listings looking for your next home, you may come across this one-bedroom unit in an adorable East Village co-op building. But before you start packing boxes and updating your magazine subscriptions, you may want to look a bit closer. Listed at $2,500, the apartment is extremely charming.
May 11, 2018
Roommate (Not) Wanted: You Can Probably Afford to Rent Solo in These Places
Want to have a one-bedroom apartment all to yourself? Living alone invariably costs more than splitting the rent and utilities. But the price of escaping a roommate’s obnoxious habits or stray toenail clippings is a lot lower in some places than others — like Bloomington, Ind., for example. Most single Americans prefer to live alone, if they can afford to.
Feb 2, 2018
How to Escape a Bad Lease (& Keep Your Security Deposit)
A new baby on the way, a cockroach infestation, a creepy roommate: While there are many legitimate reasons to break a lease, it’s often easier said than done. But you’re not entirely out of luck if you’re looking to hightail it out of there in one piece. Here are our tips for escaping with your sanity and your security deposit: When you’re hoping to break a lease, time is of the essence. Be honest and open with your landlord, and explain your situation.
Dec 5, 2017
Study Proves Renters Can be Wealthier than Buyers (Really!)
How many times have you heard that renters are “just throwing their money away”? Well that’s not true, for a few reasons. First, owning a home is expensive. There’s a mortgage — which, in the early years, is more taxes and interest than actual equity (i.e. the first few years of owning a home is also throwing a lot of money away; I broke down my actual mortgage payment in this post, if you’re interested in reading more about that).
Nov 29, 2017
Recent Study Finds Millennials Are Bad Neighbors But I’m Not Buying It
Millennials get a bad rap. We killed chain restaurants, doorbells and, if you take this recent study at face value, we’re killing neighborly love. But not according to me. The team at Safe Home surveyed 1,000 Americans to discover how close we are to the people that live near us.
Nov 29, 2017
5 Life-Changing Home Habits You Should Start in Your New Apartment
Sometimes moving into a new apartment is just the push you need to start over. It’s a clean slate—your new home is clean and empty, and as you move in, you have the power to decide where everything goes and what you want your home to be like.
Nov 27, 2017
Score the Apartment of Your Dreams: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Guarantor
You may have heard about guarantors during your apartment hunt, but if you’re not familiar with what they actually do—or how you can still find one if you don’t know anyone personally who can be a guarantor (or even land an apartment you love without one!)—we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about getting a guarantor. A guarantor is someone who signs your lease with you to guarantee payment in case you can’t pay for some reason.
Oct 30, 2017
Rental Red Flags that Signal You’re About to Get Scammed
You know the saying, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”? Well, that definitely applies to apartment hunting. If you see a listing for a beautiful, spacious apartment that’s well below the median rent for the neighborhood it’s in, for example, there’s gotta be a catch. Like, you know, it might not even exist (!).
Oct 19, 2017
This Interactive Tool Will Show You the City Where You Should be Living
There are a lot of factors that go into making a big move, and for many people, the top priority is either their job or their family. But if you’re on your own and you have job flexibility to go basically wherever you want (i.e. you work remotely), then what? In that case, you have the luxury of finding a place that suits you—and not necessarily just your career. To help you figure out the best U.S. city for you and your priorities, HighSpeedInternet.
Oct 13, 2017
83 Percent of Renters Want Out of New York City
It’s not surprising to learn that there are a lot of people who want to leave their expensive cities for a lower cost of living. But what is a little surprising? The concentration of people who want to move out of the Big Apple—a whopping 83.2 percent of renters in New York City want to settle elsewhere, according to a Apartment List’s annual survey.
Oct 10, 2017
Commuter Solutions: The Best Places to Live in New Jersey Close to New York City
If you're ready to leave the Big Apple but you still want to work there, these New Jersey towns and cities are great options to look into.
Sep 25, 2017
You’re Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent
Most experts agree that people shouldn’t be spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, but for many people, staying below that 30 percent mark is simply not doable. If you feel like you’re paying far more on rent than you should be, you’re definitely not alone. A recent study from Harvard found that many U.S. households are actually cost-burdened, meaning they pay more than the 30 percent recommendation for housing.
Sep 13, 2017
Rent on the Rise: Prediction Says It’s Going Way Up in 40 of the 50 Biggest Cities
If you’re living in a major metropolitan area, chances are you think your rent is pretty brutal. Well, it’s time to batten down the hatches, because it could get even higher. A new study conducted by Apartment List predicts that rents in big cities are on track to significantly increase in the next couple years, and for an unlikely reason: job growth. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “More jobs! That’s great!” And certainly it is, for unemployment rates.
Sep 11, 2017
Renting Versus Buying: Are You Ready?
Buying a home is a big decision and there are many factors to consider when thinking of leaving the familiar world of rentals for the housing market. How do you know when it’s the right time to take the leap? Luckily, there are a few things that set soon-to-be homeowners apart from those who might be better off renewing their lease. Keep these questions in mind and use them to weigh your options the next time your lease is up. They may help put your mind at ease.
Aug 25, 2017
NYC Neighborhoods Where Recent Grads Actually Have a Shot at Renting
Anyone who’s ever lived in—or had dreams of moving to—New York City knows it to be two things: One, it’s unlike anywhere else, and two, it’s almost absurdly expensive. Making it work here is already difficult, but add super high rent prices (with basically little to no space) and it makes things even more challenging.
Aug 18, 2017
The Cities Where Salaries Are Actually Growing Relative to Rent
The whole point of having a job is to be able to afford housing, food and the necessities so you can keep on keeping on, right? So it would make sense for salaries to rise with housing costs, but that’s not always the case. In many areas, rent prices move on up without giving wages a chance to catch up, and it especially varies when you factor in the industries people work in.
Aug 15, 2017