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  • n  a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
  • n  an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
  • n  the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
  • n  the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
  • v  let for money
    We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad
  • v  grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
  • v  engage for service under a term of contract
    Let's rent a car
  • v  hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
  • v  tear or be torn violently

  • A reader has asked me to link to this article about what price-rent ratios are telling us about the state of the housing market.
  • Price-rent ratio is the quick and dirty way of doing it but that also makes it more accessible.
  • An old trick of the real estate trade is price-rent ratio, sort of the property equivalent of a stock's price-earnings ratio.
News & Articles


  • John Edwards in International Herald Tribune
    The American people deserve to know that their presidency is not for sale. The Lincoln Bedroom is not for rent,Edwards said to applause, referencing a Clinton-era controversy in which high-dollar donors were allowed to stay in the White...
  • Dick Durbin in FOXNews
    Putting money in the hands of unemployed families means they will be able to pay their rent and utility bills, buy groceries and clothe their children,Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said after the voice vote in the Senate. "It is money that...
  • Clayton Anderson in 940 News
    He's behind already one month in rent,Anderson joked.

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