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
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
7 Places to Donate Your Cardboard Boxes After You Move
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That is, if you don’t want to hold onto some to make forts with.
Dec 11, 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
I Asked a Pest Expert If TikTok’s "Vase Trick" Really Keeps Cockroaches AwayReal Estate
You’re not going to like the answer.
Oct 15, 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
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
The One Moving Task to Never Skip — Even if You're in a HurryReal Estate
It saves so much time in the long run.
Oct 2, 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”
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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
Here’s How Much Money to Save for Renting a New Apartment
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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
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
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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
This Renter-Friendly Hack Minimizes Noise from My Building's FoyerReal Estate
And it looks like modern art.
May 26, 2023
The IKEA Hack That Tripled My Closet Space
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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
Try Doing This Background Check on Landlords Before Signing a Lease
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On a site called Openigloo.
Apr 26, 2023
5 Things to Do If You Want to Buy Your Rental from Your LandlordReal Estate
Here's how to make it happen.
Apr 21, 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
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
Here's What Landlords Really Think About Peel-and-Stick WallpaperReal Estate
Two property managers weigh in.
Mar 10, 2023
3 Things Renters Love About Railroad-Style Apartments — And 1 Thing They Don't
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All aboard this real estate breakdown.
Feb 19, 2023
I Showed a Real Estate Photographer Pics of My ApartmentReal Estate
Here's what they told me to change.
Feb 15, 2023
Moving Container vs. Rental Truck: What's Better for Moving?Real Estate
There are pros and cons to both options.
Feb 11, 2023
I Ditched My Lease and Lived in 13 Airbnbs Last Year. Here’s What I LearnedLife
Bring a white noise machine, plus more tips from my year of nomadic living.
Feb 8, 2023
What Is a Security Deposit, Anyway?Real Estate
And how do I get it back?
Jan 6, 2023
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
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
5 Things Your Landlord Should Never, Ever Tell You To DoReal Estate
According to attorneys and a property management expert.
Nov 9, 2022
8 Things You Should Never Do While Touring ApartmentsReal Estate
Don't even think about using the bathroom.
Nov 9, 2022
Redditors Revealed Their Most "Interesting" Roommate StoriesReal Estate
Here are the best ones.
Oct 11, 2022
The One Thing People Forget to Clean When MovingReal Estate
Moving is expensive enough as it is, so nobody wants to get the bad news that they aren't getting their security deposit back due to a dirty apartment.
Oct 5, 2022
5 Ways to Get Around That Pesky 40X-the-Rent RequirementReal Estate
Though a salary of 40 times the rent is ideal budgeting advice—and you should stick to it if you can—it's not the end of the world if it's not possible in your situation.
Oct 5, 2022
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.
Oct 5, 2022
The Pros and Cons of Renting (or Buying) a Basement ApartmentReal Estate
And their more charming aliases: “garden-level apartments.”
Oct 4, 2022
The Real Reason Your Upstairs Neighbors Are Always So LoudReal Estate
Why are they always dropping marbles?
Oct 4, 2022