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How Much Rent Can You Afford?

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Paying rent is probably one of the least fun things about being a full-fledged adult. As we all know, rents are rapidly on the rise, which means less square footage for a much higher cost. While we understand that rents are high, it can sometimes be a little tricky to figure out how much we […] read more

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The Hidden Costs of Renting

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Whether you can’t afford to put a down payment on a house or you simply don’t know how long you’ll be living in your current area, renting often makes more sense financially than owning a property. On top of that, there are a ton of perks that are unique to renting. For one thing, you’ll […] read more

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The Best Places to Rent in New York City

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They say that if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere — but where should you choose to hang your hat while you’re trying to make it? read more

A young couple walking out the door of their apartment with luggage in hand, ready for the vacation of a lifetime.

9 Things to Do Before You Go on Vacation

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There are few things in life as great as the anticipation of going on vacation. Whether you’re flying to an exotic destination thousands of miles away, boarding a ship that will take you to a peaceful island, or driving to the nearest national park for the camping trip of your life, vacations read more

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The 3 Worst Things About Living with a Roommate

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They say that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes. When you get your first apartment, however, there’s actually one more certainty: living with a roommate. read more

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6 Design Rules You Should Think About Breaking

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If there’s one rule of thumb for design (and life, really), it’s that everything is always changing. read more

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6 New Year’s Resolutions Every Renter Can Get Behind

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The new year is always a time to reflect on and refresh your life. While many concentrate on health and fitness goals (particularly after a busy season of eating and drinking during the holidays), there are plenty of other resolutions you can commit to in order to make your life more enjoyable, more organized, and […] read more

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What Makes a Walkable Neighborhood?

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Design trends come and go in residential life, but what people really want out of their neighborhoods — friendly neighbors, safe streets, and attractive housing — is unlikely to change any time soon. Another thing that’s unlikely to change is the public concern with walkable urbanism. read more

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If You Live in Any of These 6 Cities, You Need to Consider Renting

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One of the biggest questions people have when moving to a new city is whether they should rent or buy their new place. While you may get tired of dealing with a landlord and feel like you’re “throwing your money away” on rent, renting can actually be the smarter financial choice in many cities around […] read more