Earlier this year, Jody Prior moved to the Tri-Cities with her husband and three girls. They planned to rent, not buy. “Renting is perfect for the situation that we’re living in,” said Prior. Jody is one of many renters who can live in a house, instead of an apartment. “It’s so worth it for the extra space.” It’s a trend that realtors are seeing more of. The Tri-Cities used to have a shortage of rentals – not anymore.
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Apartment rental rates rise in SLC, report says
Apartment communities on the east side of the metro area have slightly higher rental rates than communities on the west side, the report indicated. Currently, the average rent per square foot for an eastside property is $0.99 compared to $0.95 for a westside property. For those projects built since 2000, overall square foot rents were $1.00, while the monthly rental rate was at $981, the report showed.
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Car rental companies cracking down on gas refills
Karen Freeman of Atlanta told the Washington Post she recently returned a Chrysler 200 Sedan to the Richmond Airport with what she thought was a full tank. An employee at Avis verified as much. But a few days later, she received her credit card bill, which had an extra $7.43 for 0.8 gallons of gas – $9.29 per gallon. A representative told me that according to a satellite, when I picked up property management companies in baltimore my car, it had 16.9 gallons in it, she told the paper. And when I returned it, it had 16.1 gallons. I checked the ticket from pickup and theres no mention of the fuel quantity other than G8 which means full. An Avis spokesperson said the technology is an effort to be more transparent and precise in measuring fuel.
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