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Two remaining California escapees caught in San Francisco

<b>(CNN) —</b> The two remaining fugitives from a California jailbreak last week are in custody, law enforcement officials said.<p>Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were captured Saturday morning after a citizen in San Francisco alerted police officers that he had seen a stolen white van that the two escapees …

Crime

5 Signs a 'For Rent' Ad Is Fake

With rents through the roof and decent apartments scarcer than ever in America's top cities, it's understandable that renters might be feeling …

Real Estate

Lettings market slowing but average rent still up by 8.5% in a year

After six months of annual rent price rises of 10 per cent plus the latest HomeLet index shows rent prices have slowed to an average annual rise of …

London house prices might be mind-boggling for renters and young buyers, but it's forcing creative solutions to the problem like never before

This month, Daniel Radcliffe reportedly put his New York apartment up for rent at an eye-watering price of $19,000 (£12,500) per month.<p>But now you …

Another Reason To Buy A Home: Ridiculous Rents!

If the fact that mortgage rates are still insanely low - dropping again last week - and new loans can make down payments as low as three percent for …

Should You Rent or Own, and Why?

Would you rather pay rent or a mortgage? We asked five of our analysts to explain their housing decisions.<p><b>Matt Frankel</b> <b>(Own)</b><br>As Jordan correctly …

Rent-to-Own Homes, Explained

“If you’re renting, you’re just throwing your money away.” No doubt you’ve heard this oversimplification many places. Of course, a decision about …

Rent is so high in San Francisco that I’m a software engineer and I live in a van

About a year ago, I was having lunch with a friend when I made a throwaway comment: “Have you seen the rent in San Francisco? If I get a job in the Bay Area, I’ll totally live in a van.”<p>As I sit in darkness writing this, I’m trying to keep my typing quiet, lest a real inhabitant of the neighborhood …

San Francisco

Cities with biggest rent hikes

Families are facing much bigger rent checks this year -- especially those living in cities in the South and West.<p>Rent prices have been rising across the country, but rents for single-family homes in these two parts of the country increased the most in the last year, according to a report from …

Real Estate

The Rent Is So Damn High That Retail Landlords Are Reducing It

reprints<p>The question has long been asked, when will the bottom fall out on retail rents?<p>The answer appears to be now.<p>Landlords throughout the city …

Real Estate

98 Cities Out Of 100, It’s Better To Buy Than Rent

Well, so, there’s <i>that</i> question answered, Millennials. Don’t rent, buy. All you have to do now is find the down payment. Perhaps on the streets of New …

What $1,000/Month Can Rent You in Washington, D.C.

<i>Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,000/month.</i><p>CC1<p>↑ For $1,050/month, you can rent this one-bedroom, one-bathroom …

Figure Out How Much Rent You Can Afford with the 40X Rule

To live a comfortable life with money left over for other things, it’s important to make sure we can really afford our housing expense, one of our …

Housing

Landlords could raise rents to guard against controls - report

Consultants’ report says rent controls would worsen problems in private rental sector<p>Fri, Oct 23, 2015, 01:00<p>Minister for the Environment Alan …

Think your rent's too darn high? Just wait

It is the year of the apartment — 2.0.<p>While some thought the skyrocketing rents of 2014 couldn't be sustained, they did, and then some. There's no …

What a Roommate Saves You in 50 Cities - 2015 Edition

Cities

11 Tricks for Negotiating Cheaper Rent

You can may be able to lower your biggest fixed expense each month by following these tips.<p>Housing is the biggest expense for American households and …

Real Estate

9 U.S. cities with the biggest rent hikes

3. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida<p><b>Third-quarter rent increase:</b> <b>17.2%</b><p>Located on the Gulf Coast, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton is another Florida …

To Rent Or Not To Rent Equipment

Years ago when I first started growing my photography business, I was contacted by a potential client to shoot her medium-sized wedding. It became …

Housing

Santa Barbara Gets 1st Look at Latest High-Density Rental Housing Proposal

A four-story, 46-unit rental housing project proposed for a lot across the street from La Cumbre Plaza is the latest high-density apartment pitch to …

Landlord accused of setting fire outside apartment over late rent

An alleged Williamsburg arsonist went on the lam for a year after threatening a deadbeat tenant for past-due rent — then setting fire outside the …

The Seven Places Where House Rental Prices Are Rising Faster Than Denver's

Shockingly enough, the combination of Denver and Aurora isn't number one. Instead, the Mile High metroplex finishes eighth — meaning there were seven …

What Oil Prices Mean for Apartment Rent Growth in the South and the West

How sharply have these markets been hit by the drop in oil prices since the start of 2015?read more

In Houston, Denver, and More, How Much $1,500/Month Will Rent You Right Now

<i>Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500/month.</i><p>CC1023-5<p><b>↑ Milwaukee, WI (1 bed, 1 bath)</b>—This freshly-painted open-plan unit is …

Real Estate

Study: Give Up Your ‘Solitude Premium,’ Save $578 a Month

Living alone gives a renter a lot of time to stare at a wall in private.Living alone provides people with a variety of unique opportunities, like the …

How much do Houstonians spend on rent? New study reveals staggering numbers

Is Houston rent too damn high? A new report from Apartment List reveals that nearly half of Houston renters are "cost-burdened," meaning they spend …

Real Estate

Surviving High Rents

The number of renter households in the U.S. has been rising in recent years, and so have the monthly amounts they pay. Economists say that spending 30% or more of household income on rent is a burden; yet nearly half of renters pay this much or more. And about a quarter of renters—some 12 million …

8 US housing markets where the rent is just too high

The trouble is, renting in some cities is prohibitively expensive. For instance, in the city of San Francisco, 78.1% of 1-bedroom homes are going for at least $2,500 a month. Meanwhile, 66.8% of 1-bedroom rentals in Boston were listed for $2,000 a month or more.<p>Now for renters who are no longer …