The Most Important Renters' Right You Might Not Even Know You HaveReal Estate
Here’s what you need to know.
Jul 12, 2024
We Asked 7 Experts for Their Best Advice on Renting After Being EvictedReal Estate
There are extra steps you can take to secure your next apartment.
Jul 3, 2024
5 Landlord Red Flags I Wish I Knew SoonerReal Estate
Here's how to decode your future landlord.
Jun 28, 2024
This Is How Much the Average Rent Increases per YearReal Estate
Here's what you can do if (and when) your landlord raises your rent.
Jun 26, 2024
Prorated Rent Is the Secret to Saving Money on Your LeaseReal Estate
It’s a powerful tool in a renter’s arsenal.
Jun 12, 2024
10 Things You Should Never Do While Touring ApartmentsReal Estate
Don't even think about using the bathroom.
May 29, 2024
20 Apartment Rental Sites that Make a Rental Hunt Way Less FrustratingReal Estate
Your perfect rental is just a click away.
May 10, 2024
The Most Helpful and Free Apps for Apartment Rental SearchesReal Estate
​Hunting for a new apartment in a major urban hub can be overwhelming. Here's where to start.
May 10, 2024
This Is My New Golden Rule for Renting Vacation Homes (I Was Doing It All Wrong)Life
This little trick will help you land the rental home of your vacation dreams.
Apr 9, 2024
Nate Berkus Shares 3 Tips for Making a Rental Feel Like Home
News
Your rental can still feel like it belongs to you.
Mar 7, 2024
This Is Why Build-to-Rent Homes Are Suddenly EverywhereReal Estate
The amenities can be unmatched.
Mar 5, 2024
How to Deal with an MIA Landlord, According to ExpertsReal Estate
You do have rights! And options.
Feb 23, 2024
The Best Plug-In Sconces for the Prettiest Lighting — No Electrician NeededDesign Ideas
Even if you're not a renter, you *need* a plug-in sconce.
Feb 22, 2024
The Hidden Spot in Your Bathroom You Need to Clean ASAP (It Could Catch Fire)Real Estate
Missing this one little detail nearly cost us everything.
Feb 13, 2024
9 U.S. Cities That Still Have Cheap RentReal Estate
If you prefer mid-sized cities, you’re in luck.
Feb 2, 2024
Here’s What You Should Do When Your Landlord Doesn't Renew Your LeaseReal Estate
These are your options when your landlord doesn't renew your lease.
Jan 30, 2024
Yes, You Do Have to Forward Your Mail — Here’s How
REAL ESTATE
Moving? Don’t skip this step.
Jan 26, 2024
The $28 Rental Hack That Instantly Added More Storage Space in My Tiny Studio ApartmentOrganizing
They install in minutes — no tools required.
Jan 22, 2024
10 Modular Furniture Pieces That Move as Easily as You DoDesign Ideas
Finally, furniture that can grow (and shrink!) as your space does.
Dec 19, 2023
Please Don’t Remove That Precious “Graffiti” Left Behind In Your New Home
REAL ESTATE
It’s what gives your home character and soul.
Dec 13, 2023
Who's Responsible for Frozen Pipes in a Rental Apartment?Home Projects
The renter or the owner? Well, the answer is: it depends.
Nov 21, 2023
You Can Pay Rent with a Credit Card — But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t
REAL ESTATE
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”
REAL ESTATE
Homeownership has been the gold standard for as long as I can remember.
Sep 26, 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
REAL ESTATE
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
REAL ESTATE
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
REAL ESTATE
There’s a lot to like about it.
Jul 15, 2023
Goodbye Boob Lights: These Are The 15 Best Stylish, Modern Flush-Mount FixturesDesign Ideas
Are there no nice-looking flush-mount lights? Surely, they have to be out there...somewhere, so we decided to do a little hunting, and here's what we found.
Jul 6, 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
Closets
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
REAL ESTATE
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