There’s been a lot of talk about guinea pigs and rent stabilization lately. In fact, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association recently sent me a picture of a guinea pig! They even hired someone to come to my house and give me a second picture of a guinea pig! It’s almost like the Minnesota Multi Housing […]
As Minneapolis moves forward with an update to its Comprehensive Plan, there’s been some great discussion around how we accommodate a fast-growing population. As our city grows, it’s important to talk about how to make this a more equitable city for everyone who lives here, and all the shapes and sizes of new homes that […]
A handy, trustworthy tenant who paid his rent on time — nope, wasn’t enough for a suburban landlord who wanted to cash in.
I hate moving. It takes physical, mental, and emotional energy. It’s expensive to pay for security deposits, non-refundable pet deposits, first month’s rent and last month’s rent, and professional movers. From 2004 to 2012, I probably lived at 12 different addresses in Minnesota, California, and Scotland. I’m not sure if that qualified me as a […]
Here’s a chart from via The Big Picture about increasing rental costs vs. home costs in US cities. Check out MSP on the list: According to Ritholtz, “Rental costs are increasing faster than home values for the first time since 2012.” But here in the Twin Cities, things are different. If we have a tight rental […]