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Eclectic throws and wicker baskets are the cornerstones of the free-feeling boho chic aesthetic.

4 Tips for Bringing the Boho-Chic Look Into Your Home

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A theory has circulated for years that if you keep your clothes or furniture long enough, the style will come around again. This has proved true with read more

Couple listens skeptically to a potential new landlord's big pitch.

9 Things Your Landlord Isn’t Telling You

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Renting can be a complicated process, with lots of different factors to be aware of. Your landlord will usually make you aware of most of the things you need to know upfront, like when rent is due or if you’re allowed pets in the apartment. However, they won’t always tell you everything you need to […] read more

Person fills out an application for a Renters Insurance policy.

6 Essentials to Look For in Your Renters Insurance Policy

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No one likes to think about losing all their possessions — or even losing a few of them. But if a devastating fire or storm hits your apartment or a car veers into your living room, everything you own can be lost in an instant. read more

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The Future for Renters: Micro-Apartments and More

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60 or 70 years ago, residential renters in the US only made up a minuscule part of the housing market. Back then, people rented rooms in private homes or boarding houses on a short-term basis, mostly while traveling for work or finding a house of their own to buy. read more

When done correctly, basement apartments can feel light, breezy, and just like home.

The Pros and Cons of Basement Apartments

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A basement apartment is just that: a unit in the basement of an apartment complex or multifamily property. read more

Young group of friendly apartment neighbors gets along swimmingly, laugh and exchanging small gifts.

9 Things All Good Neighbors Do

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The past six months have made it more difficult to be a good neighbor than ever before. Social distancing, quarantines, and a healthy dose of panic have most people hibernating and concentrating on as little social interaction as possible. But the day will come when read more

Exterior shot of a few westside Los Angeles luxury apartment buildings.

Why is Rent Dropping Among LA Luxury Buildings?

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In these unprecedented times, people are struggling to afford basic necessities like monthly rent and utilities. Property company Zillow reported that around 2.7 million adults in the United States found themselves moving back home and living with a parent or grandparent in March and April as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the country. read more

Young woman relaxes in the swimming pool outside her vacation rental.

13 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Vacation Rental

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With websites like AirBNB boasting that you can find adventures and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world, it’s no wonder that more people are choosing vacation rentals over hotels. read more

Young woman replaces a lighting fixture hanging from her ceiling.

9 Easy Steps to Replace a Light Fixture

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Replacing a light fixture can be a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up an apartment — or maybe the fixture that’s currently in there is just in dire need of an update. Either way, why hire an electrician to change it when you can give it a go yourself? read more