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This week’s featured neighborhood – Central Phoenix

I’m willing to go out on a limb here and share my contention that Central Phoenix is the best place in the entire Phoenix area to live right now.   Everything you could possibly want is right at your fingertips and what’s even better is how stylish, beautiful, and safe it has become. Just so we’re [...]

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On the search for affordable rentals near Scottsdale

Looking for an apartment in Scottsdale? Join the crowd. To what can we compare the Phoenix rental market? I think those vacuum-seal storage bags are a pretty good analogy. Wait, wait—think with me. You start off with a lot of bulk: too many foreclosed houses and an abundance of new single and multifamily constructions. As [...]

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El Royale, home of Hollywood stars, changes hands for $30 million

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a fancy residence swarming with famed TV stars? Residents of El Royale in Los Angeles have had the chance to be next door neighbors with some of Hollywood’s most cherished faces, from good old classics like Loretta Lynn or Clark Gable to Uma Thurman, Katie Holmes or [...]

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Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods

What are the top places to rent RIGHT NOW in Philadelphia? We took a look at the city’s top neighborhoods for Philadelphia apartment renters, including factors like transit, nightlife, walkability, safety and cool neighborhood culture as our influencers. Did we leave your Philadelphia neighborhood off the list? Tell us why it deserves to be mentioned [...]

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Peninsula is not immune from SF’s rental woes

The creeping scourge of expensive rents is moving down the Peninsula from San Francisco at the speed of a contagious virus – and all of the near-reach communities within commuting distance from the city have already been afflicted. Rents have made major leaps in San Mateo, Mountain View, Sunnydale, Palo Alto, and Daly City. San [...]

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The timing Is perfect to move downtown

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is calling for more residents to move into the downtown area.  There is no question that the downtown area has improved leaps and bounds in the past decade.  The City of Phoenix has done a great job of turning the image of our downtown around.  Things really began to take shape [...]

Along the waterfront – change coming to Delaware River in Philly

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Along the waterfront – change coming to Delaware River in Philly

There’s been a lot of buzz about the future of the Delaware River Waterfront, and how it can change an area of Philly with untapped potential into a vibrant new focus point for the city, with features attractive to residents and visitors alike. Everybody loves a riverside, and Philadelphia gets the chance to remake a [...]

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Tempe: Not just for college kids anymore

Just because you’re an adult and don’t need a fake ID to attempt to fool the pro-door guys on Mill Avenue, doesn’t mean that living in Tempe should be out of the question.  Tempe’s great location just minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from the swanky nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale, another 10 minute drive [...]

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SF’s best neighborhoods for runners

San Francisco is a great city for runners. If you enjoy pounding the pavement, rather than a treadmill, for exercise, here are some areas of the city where you might want to consider renting an apartment. If there’s one group of people who wholeheartedly appreciates San Francisco’s lucid weather, it’s runners, who enjoy the cool [...]

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Smart use of space: former off-ramp will house apartments

Once upon a time it was an exit ramp to Hayes Valley from the Central Freeway. Next up, a former off-ramp will become the location of new apartments. Just when you thought there wasn’t any available vacant space to build on anymore, the developers eyeing the Hayes Valley parking lot/community garden got the endorsement of [...]

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Philadelphia’s best rooftop decks

I’ve always aspired to live in an apartment building with a rooftop deck. Whether it’s a funky old neighborhood duplex with a brick façade and cast iron railings or a luxury building with a doorman and a rooftop pool, no matter. The concept of being on the roof is what counts. Summer is here and [...]

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Best ASU apartment complexes for every budget

I know. School just got out for the summer, but it is already time to start thinking about where you are going to live next year.  The Tempe Arizona State University campus is a massively sprawling campus making your living arrangements central to your lifestyle while at ASU.  As an ASU alum, I can tell [...]

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Tips for relocating to Phoenix

Relocating to another state for any reason is always an exciting and scary experience.  Building a new network of friends, finding new favorite restaurants, dry cleaners, vet, or anything else you might need are typical obstacles after a big move.  Each experience can be different depending upon your new location. Here are a few quick [...]

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Wine and shoes – for a good cause!

If you’re looking for a fabulous way to do your next good deed, look no further. The answer is as simple as wine and shoes. That’s right, ladies. One of the hottest new charity ventures to sweep the nation is based on you sipping a great glass of wine, trying on a few pairs of [...]

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Getting to know (and love) Ahwatukee

Explore the Phoenix neighborhood that everyone is talking about. Moving to Phoenix? You’ve got quite a few options when it comes to great neighborhoods that provide renters with a myriad of options. Location According to most recent listings, there are about 1,000 single family homes, condos, and town homes on the market. This area is [...]

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Come home to community in Chandler, Arizona

One of Phoenix’ close suburban neighbors, Chandler, Ariz. is a great place to live and work. Here’s some information about the popular community. Chandler is located east of Phoenix and Tempe and south of Mesa. The city has a population of over 236,000 residents, and is known as a place where prominent technology companies have [...]

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Be king of your own hill in Garland, Texas

Looking for an apartment to rent in Dallas, Texas? The crowded apartment market can make searching for a new place stressful. One great idea is to broaden your search beyond the immediate Dallas area. Check out the suburbs, including the city of Garland. Garland is located northeast of Dallas and is considered one of the [...]

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Will SF trade flush for compost toilets?

San Francisco has already earned accolades as the greenest city in America, and one eco-innovator with political ties wants us to push the envelope when it comes to flushing human waste into our sewer systems. Green Party member Eric Brooks wants the city to take on a pilot program of public composting toilets, which don’t [...]

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Philly apartments that fit your lifestyle

Philadelphia’s apartment market is heating up as the economy recovers and more young professionals recognize that Philadelphia is a great place to live and work. Many apartment complexes in the Philadelphia area are recognizing that one of the best ways to keep their tenants happy is to offer a full-service apartment experience that touches not [...]

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Bass Lofts, the apple of Little Five’s Eye

Atlanta’s distinct neighborhoods offer renters plenty of creative housing options. Have you ever wanted to live in a school? You would if that school looked like Bass Lofts, one of the quirkiest developments in Little Five Points. Bass Lofts was built into and around the structure of an existing school that dates back to the [...]