Grace Stetson

Grace is a writer who keeps a lot of balls in the air at any moment. A Bay Area native, she's lived, studied and worked in five cities across North America and loves traveling to even more around the world. She's written professionally as a freelancer for a number of years, with published work for NBC News, HelloGiggles, San Jose Spotlight, Toggl, and the ever-amazing Apartment Therapy. One of her proudest accomplishments to date was interviewing Rep. Deb Haaland prior to her election to the House in 2018.
Sasheer Zamata Just Made a Strong Case for Adding an Avocado Green Couch to Your Living Room
Avocado belongs on more than just toast.
Jun 29, 2021
5 U.S. Suburbs with a Ton of Cheap Apartments for Rent
Thinking of moving? Browse this list.
Mar 21, 2021
8 NYC Residents Describe the Worst Apartments They've Ever Rented
Buckle up for these horror stories.
Nov 13, 2020
Ask These 4 Questions Before You Go to an Open House This Summer
Find out how long in between appointments.
Jul 6, 2020
How to Find a Good Landlord, According to People Who Have
It can be tricky.
Apr 20, 2020
You Can Stay In One Of These Quirky Converted Homes—Starting at $70/Night
Up your vacation even further by staying in a truly unique homestay.
Aug 15, 2019
The Best 6 No-Fee Apartment Hunting Resources, According to Real New Yorkers
Can't afford to pay a broker fee (or just don't want to?) Here are six solid resources for finding a no-fee apartment in NYC.
Jul 18, 2019
5 Surprising Places to Live in the U.S. If You Love National Parks
People living near protected areas like national parks tend to be healthier and wealthier, according to a 2019 Oregon State University study.
Jun 20, 2019
The Best Global Getaways for Plant Lovers, Starting at $83/Night
Wellness retreats, food trips, and staycations are so 2018. The new "it"-getaway? Plant-focused home-stays.
Jun 14, 2019
Rent This Tiny, Off-The-Grid A-Frame Cabin in Montana for Under $100/Night
100 percent of recent guests have given the location a five-star rating—and how could they not with Instagrammable views like this?
Jun 8, 2019
The Untold History Behind Why Most Real Estate Agents Are Women
A little over a year ago, Dani Rosenthal was at a crossroads. After spending more than 10 years working for homeware and apparel companies, she was looking to leave city-life and spend more time in Lake Arrowhead, California, where her family had decades-long roots. She loved architecture and historic renovations, and wanted to nurture these interests. After talking to friends and family members, she thought maybe becoming a real estate agent could be a smart next step.
Mar 30, 2019
The 20 Best Cities to Buy a Home in This Winter
Snowstorms and cold temperatures aren’t necessarily terms you want to hear when you’re moving… but it turns out, you may want to put on your winter parka and get your moving truck ready. According to a recent report by Zillow Research, this winter could indeed be a great time to buy for potential homebuyers. Mortgage interest rates are on the uptick and 2019 will be no different: The Economy Forecast Agency predicts that the mortgage rate will hit 5.
Nov 30, 2018
The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World Are Even Pricier Than SF and NYC
The last time you got a raise, did you potentially daydream of moving to some far-off amazing place? Well, your options may be limited, because that amazing locale might come with a super high price tag—especially if you want to live abroad. The Economist recently updated their list of most expensive cities in the world, and surprisingly, pricey American cities didn’t even crack the list this year.
Nov 28, 2018
I Lived Alone for 4 Years–Then I Had to Get Roommates. Here’s How I’m Making It Work
I have had some bonkers roommate experiences in my short 25 years of life. From waking up to a roommate watching me sleep repeatedly for months in a small dorm space, to another roommate going on a three-day blackout drinking binge, I’ve grown accustomed to compiling my own personal list of “roommate horror stories.” Hence, when I was able to find an affordable micro-studio in Seattle for the last few months of my undergraduate studies, I jumped on the opportunity.
Oct 12, 2018
Fun Fact: Your Credit Score Might Have Experienced a Boost!
Most homebuyers and renters have experienced that chill when a real estate agent asks them that one question: How is your credit? But as of August 14, 2018, that question will be haunting fewer potential homebuyers. A recent study from the New York Fed’s Center for Microeconomic Data found that the number of collections accounts and the number of individuals with a collections account on their credit report shrank between June 2017 and June 2018.
Sep 14, 2018
3 Reasons Why Tiny Homes Are Now So Damn Expensive
Tiny homes have had a big rise in the popularity over the last two decades, with television shows, books, and Instagram pages dedicated specifically to the under-400-square-foot abodes. And the next trend in these kitschy, wanderlust-style homes? Having a huge price tag.
Sep 12, 2018
This Is The Salary You Really Need to Buy in the Bay Area
It’s not news that increased capital flowing into the San Francisco Bay Area has made the area’s housing market absurdly competitive. But it’s still shocking to see the already high numbers get even higher—and so quickly. Case in point: Zillow recently released a study stating that, by June 2019, a whopping nine cities in the Bay Area will likely have median home values of more than $1 million.
Aug 23, 2018