Resources For Renters
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5 Things Landlords Will Never Tell You, According to Very Candid Experts
Property managers and brokers tell all.
Oct 25, 2020
9 Roommate Finance Questions That'll Solve Any Tiff You've Ever Had
Who takes ownership of our furniture when we move out, anyway?
Oct 12, 2020
7 Exceedingly Renter-Friendly Cities You Should Consider Moving To
From Boise to Scottsdale.
Oct 9, 2020
The Rent Split That Saved My Relationship
A 50-50 split wasn't going to work.
Oct 4, 2020
The Death of the 12-Month Apartment Lease Is Upon Us
In this era of uncertainty, flexibility is king.
Sep 29, 2020
17 Things to Do the First Month in Your New Place
Always ask your neighbors for takeout recommendations.
Sep 20, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Lease Guarantors
They're different from cosigners.
Sep 5, 2020
8 Steps to Take When You're Making an International Move
Before you throw a dart at a world map to pick your new home, read this.
Aug 30, 2020
What Is an Efficiency Apartment, Anyway?
They're teeny tiny, for starters.
Aug 29, 2020
If You’re Looking for a New Place, Should Commute Time Still Be a Priority?
Here's what the future of the once-important factor may look like.
Aug 27, 2020
7 Landlords Dish on the Most Bizarre Things Renters Have Done in Their Units
From painting the house purple to making (smelly) moonshine.
Aug 24, 2020
Here’s What It Actually Looks Like to Support Queer Buyers and Renters
Everything you need to know about being an ally in real estate.
Aug 23, 2020
How to Pack Glasses and Dishes for a Move, So Everything Arrives Unbroken
Plus, a few other smart tips for packing up your kitchen.
Aug 7, 2020
This Is the Difference Between a Kitchen and a Kitchenette
It's not just a matter of size.
Jul 25, 2020
3 Things to Keep in Mind As Eviction Protections End This Month
Here's what to know.
Jul 19, 2020
The Real Reason Your Upstairs Neighbors Are Always So Loud
Why are they always dropping marbles?
Jul 7, 2020
The Perfect (Portable) Grill for Renters Exists
And it feels like vacation every time I use it.
Jul 1, 2020
4 Things You Need to Know If Your Lease Expires In the Next Few Months
Got an upcoming lease renewal with a side of burning questions?
May 4, 2020
Why Do I Need a Co-Signer on My Apartment Lease?
Here's everything you need to know.
Apr 30, 2020
These Are the Best Moving Boxes for Every Type of Move
From packing files to glassware.
Apr 22, 2020
How to Find a Good Landlord, According to People Who Have
It can be tricky.
Apr 20, 2020
How Much Do Movers Cost? Here’s What to Factor into Your Budget
According to a professional.
Apr 12, 2020
The Most Helpful and Free Apps for Any Apartment Rental Search
​Hunting for a new apartment in a major urban hub can be overwhelming. Here's where to start.
Apr 12, 2020
5 Tips for Finding a New Apartment Quickly
According to someone who lost 3 apartments at the last minute.
Apr 8, 2020
The Difference Between Condos and Apartments
According to a real estate agent.
Apr 4, 2020
What Are Income-Restricted Apartments?
Here's everything you need to know.
Mar 28, 2020
Don’t Move Into a New Apartment Until You’ve Asked These 9 Questions
Here's how to do a pre-rental inspection.
Mar 12, 2020
5 Ways for Renters to Maximize Space in Galley Kitchens
IKEA's RASKOG cart comes to the rescue once again.
Mar 5, 2020
6 Things Landlords Hate Seeing in Your Bathroom
Hide your bobby pins.
Mar 4, 2020
Why This Special Sofa Bed Is Perfect for My 320-Square-Foot Apartment
It's quite possibly my favorite bed I've ever had.
Mar 3, 2020
The Bizarre Way My Grandparents Found Their First Apartment in 1957
Compared to apartment-hunting today.
Mar 3, 2020
The 7 Deadly Sins of Renters, According to Landlords
Don't even think about painting without permission.
Mar 1, 2020
What Happens When You Get Evicted from Your Apartment?
Here are six things to know.
Feb 28, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Your Apartment Lease
It's not easy.
Feb 26, 2020
A Thermostat Cage, a Toilet Party, and 4 Other Landlord Horror Stories
They can all be summed up with one word: Yikes.
Feb 25, 2020
What No One Tells You About Living in a Rent-Controlled Building
According to people who do.
Feb 24, 2020
5 Steps to Take When You’re Leaving Roommates to Live on Your Own
Know thy budget.
Feb 23, 2020
4 Apartment Accessories You Should Buy Secondhand
Thrifting pros share their takes on those under-the-radar gems you should seek out at the thrift store, especially if you're a new renter in a small space.
Feb 20, 2020
The Best Area Rugs Under $300, According to Home Stagers
Time to spruce up your rental.
Feb 19, 2020
5 Things to Do If You Need Someone to Take Over Your Lease ASAP
And possibly avoid lease-breaking fees.
Feb 17, 2020
7 Red Flags to Watch for When You’re Looking to Rent a Studio Apartment
Some can be downright duds.
Feb 16, 2020
From Soulmate to Roommate: Why More Millennials Are Living with Their Exes
It’s a not-so-uncommon arrangement these days.
Feb 14, 2020
8 Ways to Make a Cookie-Cutter Rental Feel Less Sterile
A new apartment almost never feels like "home sweet home" right away.
Feb 12, 2020
3 IKEA Pieces You Should Never Buy New, According to a Craigslist Surfer
Put your big blue bag down.
Feb 8, 2020
3 Reasons Why Railroad-Style Apartments Are Actually Great
According to real estate agents.
Feb 8, 2020
The Truth About Rental Dishwashers, According to Real Estate Agents
There's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned sink, right?
Feb 7, 2020
No More Broker’s Fees for New York City Renters
Yes, really.
Feb 6, 2020
The 5 Cheap Things This Renter Has Moved to 7 (!) Different Apartments
Never underestimate tool kits.
Jan 29, 2020
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move, According to Real Estate Pros
The key? Thinking ahead.
Jan 24, 2020
What You Should Look for in a Roommate, According to Your Enneagram
All nine personality types, explained.
Jan 22, 2020
8 Things You Should Never Do While Touring Apartments
Don't even think about using the bathroom.
Jan 20, 2020
FYI, Your New Rental Isn’t As Clean As You Think It Is
Here's what to clean first.
Jan 18, 2020
I’ve Moved Around the Country Plenty of Times. Here’s How You Can Press Reset on Your Life, Too
It's pretty darn scary—but totally doable.
Jan 17, 2020
The First Things to Buy for Your New Apartment, According to Landlords
White noise machines are key.
Jan 12, 2020
What Actually Is Rent Control, Anyway?
For one, it's complicated.
Jan 11, 2020
35 Things You Don't Need to Own As a Renter
One of the best things about renting is that a lot of things are done for you.
Dec 19, 2019
Why It's Time to Ditch Paper Checks and Pay Your Rent Online
It's more secure, convenient, and you could see some savings.
Dec 13, 2019
6 Things Every Renter Should Have Under Their Kitchen Sink
Vodka isn't just for your bar cart.
Dec 10, 2019
6 Things Your Landlord Wants You to Know About Your Neighbors
Getting to know your fellow renters can be mutually beneficial.
Dec 9, 2019
50 Cities Where You Can Actually Afford to Live Alone on a $45K Salary
Turns out, $1,125 actually goes a pretty long way in most states: In the top ten cheapest cities, you can score the average one-bedroom for $754 or less.
Nov 6, 2019
23 Ways You're Ruining Your Rental Without Even Realizing It
Avoid some of these mistakes and pitfalls and you could win the grand prize jackpot: Your full deposit back!
Oct 22, 2019
The Unexpected Place I've Found Great Renter Solutions (for Under $50!)
It seems that nothing's really made with renters in mind: Everything that helps make creative use of your space either a) requires wall attachments (whoops, there goes the security deposit!) or b) is super expensive (hello, I am renting for a reason, guys!)
Oct 17, 2019
12 Things Landlords Hate Seeing in Your Home
While guests may appreciate your decor, all a landlord sees are potential risks.
Oct 15, 2019
The Easy, Landlord-Approved DIY That Solved My Most Painful Rental Problem
It wasn’t until I nearly LOST A TOE that I discovered that, with your landlord’s permission, you can make more updates than you might have thought.
Sep 24, 2019
9 Things You Should Never Assume About Your Apartment
You know what they say when you assume: You make... well, you know.
Sep 21, 2019