Resources For Renters
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10 Easy Ways to Be a Good RoommateReal Estate
With tips from experts.
Oct 30, 2021
Your Rental History Can Now Help You Qualify for a Home LoanReal Estate
Changes at Fannie Mae mean a history of on-time rental payments may make it easier to buy a house.
Oct 22, 2021
7 Lessons I Learned After Pests Invaded My New Apartment Real Estate
First came the roaches, then the bed bugs, and last but certainly not least, the mice.
Oct 18, 2021
Is It Possible to “Evict” a Roommate?Real Estate
Here's what an attorney has to say.
Sep 25, 2021
See How Two Renters in the Same Building Made Near-Identical Spaces Their OwnReal Estate
Ever wonder what your neighbor's apartment looks like? This might scratch that itch.
Sep 21, 2021
I’m a Dedicated Renter By Choice — Here's WhyReal Estate
It affords me a freedom that homeownership can't.
Sep 20, 2021
What Is a Convertible Apartment and Why Would I Want One?Real Estate
They're different from "flex apartments."
Sep 18, 2021
3 Homeowners Explain Why They Became Renters AgainReal Estate
"I thought owning a home was what responsible adults did.”
Sep 14, 2021
The 4 Most Common Misconceptions Renters Have About HomeownershipReal Estate
Move past these common myths to decide if buying a home is right for you.
Aug 30, 2021
6 Tips for Moving to a New City (Even If You Don't Know Anyone)Real Estate
Learn how to meet new people and (gasp) have fun.
Aug 29, 2021
4 Ways to Check If Your Building Is Safe and Well-Maintained Before You Move In Real Estate
Are there ways buyers and renters can protect themselves from moving into a building with structural issues? Here’s what experts have to say about how you can investigate.
Aug 26, 2021
3 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Lease AgreementReal Estate
The vast majority of renters obviously aren’t lawyers or experts when it comes to rental agreements, so it can definitely be hard to know what’s a run-of-the-mill lease term and what presents a good reason to back out of a rental agreement.
Aug 24, 2021
The Ultimate “What to Look Out for” Checklist for Your Next Apartment HuntReal Estate
Sometimes you only get one brief walkthrough before deciding where you’ll live for the next few years.
Aug 17, 2021
How to Get a Landlord Referral When Yours Is MIA Most of the TimeReal Estate
Some landlords offered their best tips.
Jul 25, 2021
Moving? Here Are 5 of the Best Ways to Unpack, According to an ExpertReal Estate
Unpacking doesn't have to be stressful.
Jul 21, 2021
The “3 Cs” That Make Your Apartment Feel So Much Smaller, According to an ExpertReal Estate
One leasing agent revealed the major culprits.
Jul 19, 2021
Here’s Why Every Apartment You’ve Ever Rented Is Painted in “Landlord Off-White”Real Estate
It's the paint color everybody loves to hate.
Jul 15, 2021
The 4 Essential Things I Just Bought for My First ApartmentReal Estate
Including an out-of-the-ordinary storage solution.
Jul 14, 2021
These Are the Most Difficult Things to Move, According to Professional MoversReal Estate
Consider calling the pros to handle these.
Jul 13, 2021
4 Surprising Things a Landlord Wishes You’d Get Rid of Right Now Real Estate
Leave these items at the door.
Jul 10, 2021
4 Things You Should Try to Negotiate Before You Sign a LeaseReal Estate
According to real estate experts.
Jul 3, 2021
The 3 Things I Regret Not Making a Priority in My First ApartmentReal Estate
Here's what I learned I should put on my renter checklist.
Jun 27, 2021
Yeah, Your Landlord’s Not Responsible for ThatReal Estate
Here's what you're on the hook for, even if you don't want to be.
Jun 17, 2021
8 Things Landlords Do That Seem Illegal But Aren’tReal Estate
The more you know, the better you can advocate for yourself.
Jun 15, 2021
The Hidden Advantages of Renting Apartments in Older BuildingsReal Estate
According to a real estate expert.
Jun 14, 2021
Small Kitchen? Home Stagers Say to Do This to Your CountertopsReal Estate
Here are a few steps to follow while organizing.
Jun 11, 2021
There's an Ideal Time of Day to Show Apartments, According to the ProsReal Estate
Here's when a place is in its best light — in some cases, quite literally.
May 16, 2021
3 Things You Really Need to Scope Out Before Signing the Lease on a StudioReal Estate
There are a few special features to look for.
May 14, 2021
10 Target Items Under $20 That You Only Need to Buy OnceReal Estate
My duster comes with me to every apartment.
May 9, 2021
4 Things I've Learned About Renting After 10 Crappy ApartmentsReal Estate
Here's what I wished I'd known.
May 5, 2021
How Will We Face a Potential Eviction Cliff?Real Estate
Here's what to know about the eviction crisis.
Apr 27, 2021
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Renters Insurance and Natural DisastersReal Estate
Renters should prepare for the unexpected.
Apr 21, 2021
3 Leasing Agents Reveal the Puzzling Things Tenants Left BehindReal Estate
A literal "panic button" was wired into the wall of one place.
Apr 19, 2021
The Most Useful IKEA Products for Every SituationReal Estate
According to an IKEA employee.
Apr 13, 2021
7 Situations Where Buying a House Would Be Throwing Your Money AwayReal Estate
It's not always the best option.
Apr 12, 2021
The Best One-Bedroom Apartments Have These 3 ThingsReal Estate
Real estate agents have thoughts.
Apr 7, 2021
4 Moving Apps That Will Help You Find the Right Movers for the JobReal Estate
Bookmark this list — your future self will thank you.
Mar 27, 2021
5 U.S. Suburbs with a Ton of Cheap Apartments for RentReal Estate
Thinking of moving? Browse this list.
Mar 21, 2021
5 Renters Insurance Companies to Finally Get a Quote FromReal Estate
If the place you call home sweet home is a rental, you'll want to check out these companies.
Mar 19, 2021
5 Questions You'll Regret Not Asking on a Virtual Apartment TourReal Estate
According to real estate agents.
Mar 17, 2021
In a Hot Market, First-Time Buyers Have a Key AdvantageReal Estate
Call it beginner's luck.
Mar 12, 2021
What Is an Alcove Studio and Why Would I Want One?
They offer a little extra room to breathe.
Mar 11, 2021
It's Cheaper to Buy Than Rent in 15 Cities, According to a New Report
Did your city make the list?
Mar 6, 2021
3 Trendy Studio Apartment Layouts and What They Look Like
Experts break them down.
Feb 23, 2021
Property Managers Have Feelings About How You Treat Your Apartment
Here are their 7 pet peeves.
Feb 12, 2021
Half of Americans Want to Move. Here Are 5 Things to Know If You’re One of Them
You're going to need these tips from experts.
Jan 30, 2021
Here's How Long You'd Need to Live with Your Parents to Buy a House in 20 Cities
Those who moved back home might have enough dough for a down payment soon.
Jan 28, 2021
5 Things Property Managers Wish People Knew About Rental Bathrooms
They have a few pet peeves.
Jan 17, 2021
The Problem with Rental Kitchens That No One Talks About
According to a property manager.
Jan 6, 2021
The Best Studio Apartment Layouts Have These 3 Things, According to Experts
A studio with the right touches can really impress.
Jan 5, 2021
The One Thing Renters Should Always Look for in an Apartment
According to a tenant lawyer.
Jan 3, 2021
3 of the Best Ways to Find a Roommate, According to Experts
These pro tips are sure to help you find the Winston to your Schmidt.
Dec 28, 2020
What the Lack of a Real Estate Off Season Means for Buyers, Sellers, and Renters
This year has been unprecedented in so many ways, and the real estate market is no exception.
Dec 23, 2020
7 Unprecedented Perks Landlords Are Offering to Get People to Sign Leases
A free Peloton bike, anyone?
Dec 17, 2020
12 New Year’s Resolutions Every Renter Should Have
They're all about the little things.
Dec 15, 2020
8 Things Real Estate Agents Still Have From Their First Apartments
From appliances to paintings.
Dec 13, 2020
The 17 Best Apartment Rental Sites to Make Your Search Easier
They offer a wide variety of tools, filters, and intel.
Dec 12, 2020
The One Apartment Fee You Probably Don't Need to Pay
Here's how to get it waived.
Dec 9, 2020
The Must-Have Painting Tools Landlords Swear By
These pros do a lot of touch-ups.
Dec 8, 2020
8 Items Home Stagers Say Will Upgrade Your Living Room for Less Than $5
Including some free accessories you can find on a nature walk.
Dec 6, 2020
I Talked My Landlord Into Replacing My Kitchen Cabinets For Free—Here's How
A housing rights activist breaks down what you need to know about your rights as a tenant.
Dec 4, 2020
8 NYC Residents Describe the Worst Apartments They've Ever Rented
Buckle up for these horror stories.
Nov 16, 2020
2 Major Reasons I Turned Down the Opportunity to Own My Childhood Home
And became a renter instead.
Nov 15, 2020
The 23 Best Apartment-Finding Tips of All Time
From the experts.
Nov 8, 2020