Bob Durst and his estranged wife, Debrah Lee Charatan, own a lot of property in Brooklyn. And one of their renters, the owner of a vintage bike shop, says they “tried to crush” his business with rent increases and even eviction efforts over the placement of his bikes.
If your rent is a huge chunk of your paycheck, you're not alone. There's a reason: cities with the lower numbers of building permits per 1,000 new residents have fewer options and increased rents. Los Angeles, for example, issued 187 permits per 1,000 new residents, and you'll spend about 48% of your income on rent; in Chicago, there were 906 permits and rent is 31%. READ MORE »
This article originally appeared in Business Insider. A new startup that connects would-be clubbers with nightlife aficionados launched in London on Thursday, Dec. 18. The platform, called Zoola Fix, allows users to book "savvy and well-connected...Show More Summary
Rise and shine, morning glory! Happy caturday. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m keeping this short. I desperately need to get some food and tea in my system, STAT. That movie we rented last night, Top Five? Good movie. I thought Rosario Dawson and Chris Rock were great. Show More Summary
One of Los Angeles’ busiest and most influential property purveyors, Westside Estate Agency co-owner Kurt Rappaport, has his positively monumental, six-acre Malibu estate out for lease, with an epic asking price of $750,000 per month. No, puppies, that is not a typo; the requested rent really is three-quarters of a million smackers a month —... Read more »
OWNER: Tyra Banks LOCATION: New York City, N.Y. PRICE: $50,000 per month SIZE: (approx.) 7,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Back in late 2008 or early 2009 Tyra Banks shelled out more than ten million clams — $10,131,587 to be exact — for a quartet of contiguous apartments in a glassy... Read more »
In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.
If you hate having to be stationary, then the idea of a weekend getaway probably sounds like a dream. Of course, then comes the questions of how. Do you deal with flying out of state, out of the country, driving your car, or renting a camper? If you’d rather just take your bicycle and get out of Dodge, then there’s a way to do so comfortably without putting yourself through...
OWNER: Leonardo DiCaprio LOCATION: Malibu, Calif. PRICE: $23,000 per month SIZE: 1,765 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A friendly little birdie over at Trulia told us that an oceanfront home on Malibu’s billionaire-lined Carbon Beach owned by Leo DiCaprio has come up for lease as a year-round rental at $23,000 per... Read more »
The property owner is now seeking $1,300 a month for rooms whose previous average rent was $550 a month. [ more › ]
72-year-old Salim Shariff operates a watch repair business out of a closet-sized workspace in Jackson Heights, Queens. Below, Brandon Lavoie turns a camera on Shariff and his small, closet-sized shop, which he says is "$2,000 every month." Shariff adds, Every day is $71... after I eat, [after] I send my family." [ more › ]
This article originally appeared in Business Insider. Sony announced Sunday that The Interview was purchased or rented online over 2 million times since it premiered Dec. 24. It also generated over $15 million in revenue from those online sales. Show More Summary
If you're responsible, using credit cards to pay bills is a great way to build reward points and miles. Some people even make their rent or mortgage payment with one, then pay it off every month. If your landlord or lender allows this, make sure to ask about potential fees so you don't get blindsided. Read more...
Name: Myriam Granger & Sebastien Burns Location: Villeray; Montreal, Canada Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented I've known Myriam & Sebastien, owners of the Boutique Archive, since the opening of their store in Villeray three years ago. Show More Summary
From the pre-Revolutionary period until World War II, tenants in New York City were uniformly given three months’ notice of annual rent increases on February 1 (known as Rent Day). Many then sought cheaper deals, and when all leasesShow More Summary
January's fastest growing rental markets included Denver, Kansas City, Nashville, Portland, OR and Charlotte, according to Zillow.
Tweet by Mike Roche The Darin and Kim Campbell family lived in a rented 1.6 million dollar Tampa mansion, the former home of retired tennis star James Blake. The house sat behind the gates of the prestigious and very private Avila development, which was populated with multimillion-dollar homes and [...]
The bodies of Stephen Berry, 9, and Stoni Blair, 13, were discovered Tuesday after an eviction notice was served on Blair for failing to pay her rent.
Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,500. Click here to view the...
Two Airbnb experts offer tips to make your property rain money. There is perhaps no greater example of how lucrative the sharing economy can be than Airbnb. In the six years since its launch the website that lets anyone rent out their...Show More Summary