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Rental News and insider Real Estate topics and developments from around the U.S. and global markets.  News topics and insights range from real estate rentals to landlord and tenant property management issues.

Rental Rate Analysis by City and Metropolitan Region


The chief real estate economist for iRent recently provided shareholders with a rental market analysis near 100 major metropolitan areas, which indicates that the decrease in housing rental rates at roughly one in every five major metropolitan cities can be attributed to the ongoing slump in the housing market. What the report does not take into account is that utility costs have skyrocketed over the last 3-5 years due to rising energy costs, so while housing costs have decreased, this drop has been offset by a higher Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Knowing more about what will change … [Read more...]

iRent Corporate Housing Reservation Software


Furnished Rental Reservation Software Beta Release March 26, 2012, For Immediate Release: iRent Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming Beta release of the Corporate Housing Reservation System software which will be fully implemented across several major real estate brokerage websites over the next several weeks and months.  Final implementation is expected by mid summer.  Over the last several months iRent has been selecting corporate housing companies interested in the reservation software by invitation only and at this time is not accepting additional clients for the beta … [Read more...]

Whether to Buy or Rent a Home?


Should you Buy or Rent your next Home? If you've recently asked the question as to whether or not you should buy or rent your next home or're not alone.  With a tanking real estate market and a lending market which is the hardest its been to get a loan in decades (despite record low mortgage rates), it seems that everyone is faced with the question of whether or not renting vs. buying their next home.  Millions of homeowners have had their homes foreclosed upon by banks and are unable to buy another home, but even those who have good credit to buy a home are cautious to enter … [Read more...]

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

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Hawaii Vacation Rentals iRent provides many Hawaii Condo Vacation Rental options on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the big island of Hawaii.  As one of the most sought after vacation destinations outside the continental United States, Hawaii has some of the finest beaches, world class surfing, and plenty of outdoor activities.  Hawaii Vacation Rentals on Oahu generally start out at several thousand dollars per month or around $150 and up per night depending on the location: North Shore, Oahu, Honolulu or Waikiki Beach. Oahu Hawaii Condo Rentals Waikiki Beach is probably the most … [Read more...]

Washington DC Condo Rentals


Washington DC Condos for Rent iRent features corporate housing options for business travelers, government, and military personnel searching for quality furnished and unfornished condos for rent in the Washington DC metro region including Northern Virginia and Maryland. Condo Rentals in Alexandria, Arlington, & Crystal City The Washington DC metro region includes parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia, and is has one of the largest rental markets per capita in the US, based on the high volume of travelers to DC.  Furnished condo rentals in Washington DC and rentals branded as … [Read more...]

Tampa Apartment Rentals


Tampa Apartments for Rent Browse furnished and un-furnished apartments for rent in Tampa, Florida.  The Tampa Bay area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the US despite the recent downturn in the real estate and housing industry.  Over the last several decades the population of Tampa has doubled in size. Homes for Rent in Tampa  Because the real estate downturn hit Florida, Arizona, and Nevada worse than any other states, there is an over abundance of rentals available in Tampa and the surrounding bay region.  Most houses and apartments can be rented at record lows … [Read more...]

San Diego Apartment Rentals


San Diego Apartments for Rent San Diego has one of the largest rental markets in California because of the high price of homes and condos in San Diego County, as well as in Orange County just to the North.  In some cases, would be home buyers in another city are priced out of the market in San Diego.  Even though condos and home prices in San Diego can be steep for a potential buyer, the rental market has plenty of affordable options. San Diego Apartment Rentals near the Beach Without a doubt, Sand Diego is known for pristing beaches and dramatic cliffs alongside the coastline.  San … [Read more...]