Even middle-class families can't afford the skyrocketing rents, yet few can get a home loan either.
House-sitting, caretaking or 'workamping' can be a huge budget boost. Just think: No monthly housing costs.
Rents go nuts in the Big Apple. But renters who want to buy instead are stuck if they can't qualify for a mortgage.
Bank of America's 'mortgage-to-lease' trial gives select homeowners an escape from debt troubles while they rent their former homes for a reasonable price.
Housing is becoming both more affordable and less affordable. How can this be?
Reducing the cost of major bills like car insurance and cable TV is an easy and effective way to save money.
The former centerfold trades on her celebrity to get her fabulous Malibu pad rented by the week for $20,000 or the month for $75,000.
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