Reflecting a cross section of the country, the nine installations Rent-A-Center visited are: Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Lee, Virginia; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Louisiana; Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, California; Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Texas. Throughout the years, Rent-A-Center has held our nations military in the highest regard and supported a variety of military organizations, said Mark Speese, chairman and CEO of Rent-A-Center. Supporting the valiant men and women in the armed forces has been a particularly rewarding experience for our coworkers. 2013 marked Rent-A-Centers fourth year of support for the armed forces. Rent-A-Center ( RCII ), headquartered in Plano, Texas, operates more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. The Company employs over 20,000 coworkers.
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It’s Still Cheaper to Buy a Home Than Rent — If You Have the Cash

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What will happen to cases still pending with the existing Rent Committee once it is dissolved? What will happen to the Rent Index (the benchmark followed in the resolution of any rent disputes)? What will it do to safeguard the real estate market from any excessive price rise? This week, Mejren told the Arabic press that three key legislations will be introduced in the first quarter of 2014, and a law that defines a unified rent contract will be issued before the end of next year.
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Faster settlement of rent disputes in offing

According to Truilia, buying in Detroit is 65 percent cheaper than renting, but in San Jose, buying is only 4 percent cheaper. The website notes that purchasing a home in San Jose, San Francisco and Honolulu is 10 percent or less cheaper than renting compared to a year ago when it was 24 percent cheaper to buy in Honolulu, 28 percent in San Francisco and 31 percent in San Jose. “The biggest factor narrowing the gap between the cost of buying and the cost of renting are rising mortgage rates, which affect the entire country,” the company said in a report.
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