You Can Pay Rent with a Credit Card — But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t
For starters, it's a good way to rack up unnecessary credit card debt.
Nov 19, 2023
3 Rules I Never Follow When I’m Looking for a New ApartmentReal Estate
There are some generally accepted recommendations that I like to steer clear of.
Nov 6, 2023
6 Problems You Won't Have to Deal with If You Never Buy a HouseReal Estate
Renting can be rough, but that doesn't mean owning a house is picture-perfect, either.
Oct 19, 2023
Not a Fan of Paying Rent? Live in a State Park for "Free"Real Estate
There’s a catch, of course.
Oct 18, 2023
The Most Important Question to Ask a Landlord Before Renting an ApartmentReal Estate
Don’t sign the lease without checking.
Oct 10, 2023
7 Ways to Get Your Apartment Application to the Top of the PileReal Estate
According to the pros.
Oct 10, 2023
6 "Beige Flags" You'll Spot While Touring an ApartmentReal Estate
While they may be beige for you, they could be green (or red!) for others.
Oct 8, 2023
A House We Loved and Lost: The Story of My Grandparents’ San Francisco HomeReal Estate
Our homes are the biggest settings in the stories of our lives. The walls hold so much more than the things we’ve curated or the edited details of what we choose to live with or without; they hold the memories of all the small moments that make up our days and the nostalgia of times — bringing home babies, blowing out birthday candles, the most intimate conversations, the tears, the laughter — that live in our memories for our lifetimes.
Oct 4, 2023
You’re Looking for Your Dream Apartment All Wrong—Here’s WhyReal Estate
We all know someone with an objectively amazing apartment. It’s light and airy, remarkably spacious for its size, in a great location, and somehow costs less than your dark, cramped, inconvenient shoebox. Though you may think your friend is just incredible lucky at real estate, here’s the hard truth: Chances are, they just did a better job during the apartment search than you did.
Oct 3, 2023
These Are the Cities Where Renters Outnumber HomeownersReal Estate
If you feel like everyone you know is a renter and the concept of homeownership seems like something you only hear about friends of friends of friends doing, perhaps it has to do with your location. RentCafe recently wrote a report on the increase of renters in major US cities, focusing on those where renters now outnumbered home owners. Looking at census data, they were able to see some surprising renter versus owner patterns across the U.S. between 2006-2016.
Oct 3, 2023
I Live in a Mobile Home — And It’s GreatReal Estate
Here are the pros and cons of mobile home life.
Sep 26, 2023
Sorry, But I’m Not Ever Going to “Save for a House”
Homeownership has been the gold standard for as long as I can remember.
Sep 26, 2023
5 of the Best Landlord and Apartment Review Sites Out ThereReal Estate
We can't promise the perfect landlord, but we can guarantee you'll at least have a heads up on a crummy one.
Sep 23, 2023
5 of the Best Ways to Find a Roommate, According to ExpertsReal Estate
These pro tips are sure to help you find the Winston to your Schmidt.
Sep 15, 2023
The Not-So-Obvious Thing That Makes a 3/4 Bath Different from a 1/2 BathReal Estate
It has to do with the four key components of a bathroom.
Aug 31, 2023
Here’s How Much Money to Save for Renting a New Apartment
There’s a dollar amount to shoot for.
Aug 30, 2023
3 Reasons Why Railroad-Style Apartments Are Actually GreatReal Estate
According to real estate agents.
Aug 29, 2023
What Renters Should Know About Dealing with Accidental Apartment Damage
From painting to replacing light bulbs, here’s what to do.
Aug 19, 2023
The Question You Should Always Ask Yourself Before Renting a Micro ApartmentReal Estate
You’ll need to do some introspection.
Aug 3, 2023
Do I Really Need Renter’s Insurance?Real Estate
It’s worth the extra hit to your monthly budget.
Jul 26, 2023
The Living Room Layout Hack That Makes My Apartment Feel Way BiggerReal Estate
I should have tried it a long time ago.
Jul 22, 2023
I Love the Freedom (and Power) in Subletting — Here's Why
There’s a lot to like about it.
Jul 15, 2023
I’ve Rented Some Pretty “Bad” Apartments — This Is Why I Don’t Regret ThemReal Estate
It’s a bit cliché, but it’s cliché for a reason.
Jul 6, 2023
These 5 Cities Have Rent Prices That Are Below AverageReal Estate
Here’s what it’s like to live in them.
Jul 4, 2023
Living in a 3rd-Floor Walk-Up Isn't for Everyone, But I Love ItReal Estate
Maybe I’m delusional, but I adore my apartment.
Jun 20, 2023
The Studio Apartment Layout on Its Way OutReal Estate
According to real estate pros.
Jun 8, 2023
5 Ingenious Ways to Use IKEA's Deck Tiles, According to the ProsReal Estate
Both indoors and out.
Jun 2, 2023
These Are the U.S. Cities Where It’s Cheaper to Buy than RentReal Estate
There are only four cities in the entire country.
May 31, 2023
This Renter-Friendly Hack Minimizes Noise from My Building's FoyerReal Estate
And it looks like modern art.
May 26, 2023
This NYC Apartment Listing Offers a Discount If You Don’t CookReal Estate
The internet has thoughts.
May 19, 2023
The IKEA Hack That Tripled My Closet Space
A few strategic products can turn a tiny closet space into plenty of storage.
May 16, 2023
4 Things That Immediately Give Landlords “The Ick”Real Estate
Here are the seemingly innocuous things renters do that demote them from upstanding tenant status.
May 8, 2023
Imani Keal's 4 Secrets for Manifesting the Perfect Apartment in D.C.Real Estate
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
May 6, 2023
Try Doing This Background Check on Landlords Before Signing a Lease
On a site called Openigloo.
Apr 26, 2023
Yes, Apartments Are Getting Smaller. But Here’s Why That Could Be a Good Thing.Real Estate
And what it means for the rental market.
Apr 12, 2023
Homes with the Same Square Footage Can Appear to Be Wildly Different SizesReal Estate
A 900-square-foot studio and a 1,000-square-foot house aren’t too different on paper, but they are in person.
Mar 25, 2023
Cash Apps Can Be Dangerous for Paying Rent — Here Are 5 Tips for Doing It SafelyReal Estate
A simple mistake can make your rent payment disappear, according to a cybersecurity expert.
Mar 22, 2023
I Sold My House to Go Back to Renting. Here’s Why I Don’t Regret ItReal Estate
I learned what I like and don’t like, and what I’d need in a home if I ever bought a new one.
Mar 19, 2023
See How 2 Friends Living in Identical Brooklyn Condos Decorated Their SpacesReal Estate
They have the same floor plans, but different aesthetics.
Mar 13, 2023
Here's What Landlords Really Think About Peel-and-Stick WallpaperReal Estate
Two property managers weigh in.
Mar 10, 2023
10 U.S. Cities Where the Median Rent Is $1,300 or UnderReal Estate
Now more than ever, cities that stretch their residents’ wallets less than others are in high demand.
Mar 1, 2023
3 Things Renters Love About Railroad-Style Apartments — And 1 Thing They Don't
All aboard this real estate breakdown.
Feb 19, 2023
This 80 Square-Foot NYC Apartment Costs $1,750 Per Month — Here’s What It Looks LikeReal Estate
“I’m basically living in an RV or van without wheels.”
Feb 16, 2023
I Showed a Real Estate Photographer Pics of My ApartmentReal Estate
Here's what they told me to change.
Feb 15, 2023
You Can Rent Your Home as a Filming Location for Extra CashReal Estate
But here's what you should know.
Jan 25, 2023
What Is Corporate Housing, Exactly?Real Estate
Here's a breakdown of what it is and when it could make sense for you.
Jan 21, 2023
These Are the Top Cities for Renters in 2023, According to a New ReportLife
The top result might surprise you.
Jan 12, 2023
The 17 Best Apartment Rental Sites to Make Your Search EasierReal Estate
They offer a wide variety of tools, filters, and intel.
Jan 11, 2023
What Is a Security Deposit, Anyway?Real Estate
And how do I get it back?
Jan 6, 2023
Will Rent Prices Go Down in 2023? Here’s What Experts Say Real Estate
As we move into the new year, are rental prices going to keep up the steep climb?
Dec 26, 2022
3 Things a Landlord Wishes Other Landlords Would DoReal Estate
No helicopter property owners here.
Dec 13, 2022
What Is "Rent-Vesting," Anyway?Real Estate
And why are more people trying it?
Dec 5, 2022
What Exactly Is a “Stair Loft” Apartment?Real Estate
Here's what an NYC broker says.
Dec 3, 2022
4 Telltale Signs You Shouldn’t Rent That ApartmentReal Estate
In many cases, a place that comes with a lot of red flags isn’t worth the potential positives, either. 
Nov 22, 2022
This Is the Main Downside of Being a Renter in the Northeast Real Estate
No, it's not the weather.
Nov 19, 2022
Do You Know Difference Between a Hard Loft and a Soft Loft?Real Estate
In our search for the ideal abode, our realtor asked a seemingly simple yet perplexing question: "Are you interested in a hard loft or a soft loft?"
Nov 16, 2022
8 Steps to Getting a Great Subletter — Stat Real Estate
Before you launch a frenetic search on Craigslist, though, here are some expert tips to help you easily find a reliable subletter.
Nov 16, 2022
Commuter Solutions: The Best Places to Live in New Jersey Close to New York CityReal Estate
If you're ready to leave the Big Apple but you still want to work there, these New Jersey towns and cities are great options to look into.
Nov 16, 2022
These Are the Unexpected Benefits of Living in a 5th-Floor Walkup Real Estate
Four things make it worth it for one couple.
Nov 15, 2022