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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

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10 Things to Expect When Applying for an Apartment

You’ve finally found the perfect apartment. Great location, the ideal number of rooms, affordable rent, and you can already picture where everything is going to go. Now what? read more

This ultramodern studio apartment space is living proof that sometimes smaller is better.

9 Reasons to Rent Studio Apartments Over One-Bedrooms

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If it’s just you looking for a place to live, you may be tempted to splurge on a traditional one-bedroom apartment. After all, having all that space to yourself and not having to deal with roommates sounds super appealing, right? read more

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4 Things You Have to Do Every Time You Take a Virtual Apartment Tour

Virtual apartment and condo tours have been quietly resting in the background since their inception. And while the 360-degree overview they offer does give a good general overview of most units, most prospective tenants prefer to check them out in person before signing a lease. read more

Always test the faucets when touring a new apartment.

11 Things You Should Test When Touring an Apartment

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Inspecting an apartment is no time to be polite. In fact, you should act like that snoopy neighbor everyone hates to have as a visitor. read more

An adorable row of San Francisco apartment buildings in the city's traditional Victorian style.

How to Find an Affordable Apartment in San Franscisco

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Some wishes are pipe dreams, nothing more than illusions that will never materialize, like riding a unicorn. Others are possible, like winning a million-dollar lottery, but highly unlikely to come true. Finding an affordable apartment in San Francisco falls somewhere in the middle. read more

Inside a small studio apartment.

Comparing a Studio and a One-Bedroom Apartment

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With apartment rental costs rising all across the country, those looking for a place to live are forced to consider smaller housing accommodations to survive. People are no longer looking for a two-bedroom apartment to have a spare room for guests or a space devoted to business, writing, or exercise. Rather, they’re wondering if they […] read more

A group of friends ring in the new year together. Happy 2020!

New Year, New Apartment?

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Personal resolutions loom large in January, with most centered on (usually lost) causes like eating less food and engaging in more exercise. One big change that many apartment dwellers ponder is whether or not the new year might be a good time to seek out a new place. read more

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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