Question of the day: Are you renting your home out?
The housing bust created a new breed of landlords -- homeowners renting their places out because they can't sell them, at least not for an amount they're willing to take. ("Accidental landlord" returns 100,000 hits on Google.)
Is this you?
I'm curious to hear the ups and downs, whether you take care of "the toilet's leaking" calls yourself and if it's all been worth it. (Some real estate pros are doing a brisk business helping connect owners and tenants, so please weigh in too, you guys.)
Others, of course, are renting a home or homes out by choice. How is that going? Do you think you've got an advantage over the accidental landlords?
And renters: How do you like (or not) having a landlord with just the one property?
OK, fine, so these are the questions of the day. Hard to stop at just one.
The last Q of the day asked (via a poll) whether you were rooting for home prices to rise, fall or stay flat. In a testament to how divisive the subject is, 46 percent said "up," 40 percent said "down" and all the rest -- minus a few write-in votes -- said "no change."