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Andreea Neculae

Andreea Neculae is a creative writer at CoworkingCafe, with a passion for bringing human-interest stories to light. Writer by day and bookworm by night, she loves reading and reviewing anything from the classics to sci-fi and fantasy. Her writing skills are complemented by a special interest in graphic and web design. From research about the rental market to home décor and interior design, Andreea’s articles cover many layers of a renter’s universe. With an academic background in Language Arts, Andreea is always looking to develop new skills and further her knowledge.

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From Boardrooms to Bedrooms: A Record 55K Office-to-Apartments Expected in Major Cities

From 2021 to 2024, the number of apartments scheduled for conversion from old office spaces increased from 12,100 to 55,300. Office conversions now represent 38%…

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Top 10 Amenities Renters Love in Seattle

When searching for the perfect apartment, amenities play a crucial role in the decision-making process. Especially in a vibrant city like Seattle, where the blend…

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How Much Apartment Space Can You Get for $1,700 in Austin?

Finding the right apartment that balances spaciousness with affordability can be a challenge, especially when you’re aiming to stay within the average U.S. monthly rent…

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How Much Apartment Space Can You Get for $1,700 in Miami?

In the vast and varied landscape of the U.S. rental market, $1,700 a month can mean different things depending on where you’re looking to live….

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Here Are LA’s Top Zip Codes for Apartment Construction

From the sun-kissed beaches to the bustling city streets, Los Angeles caters to every whim, making it an ideal destination for families and individuals alike….

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Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in San Diego

If you’re looking to move to America’s Finest City, we’ve created an essential guide to navigating the vibrant world of renting apartments in San Diego…

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Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in Queens

Welcome to Queens, one of New York City’s most vibrant boroughs, where diversity and opportunity meet the bustling urban lifestyle. As we step into 2024,…

Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in Miami

Welcome to the vibrant city of Miami, a bustling metropolis known for its sunny skies, diverse culture, and dynamic lifestyle. As we navigate through 2024,…

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Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in Kansas City

In the heart of America, Kansas City, MO, has secured its spot as a favored locale for renters seeking a blend of affordability and vibrant…

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Location vs. Space: How Much Does the National Average Rent of $1,700 Stretch in Apartment Size by Zip Code?

In the world of renting, there’s a delicate balance between space and location, as represented best in renters’ eternal dilemma: How far can I stretch…

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Stay Cozy and Productive: Tips for a Winter-Ready Home Office for Renters

As much as we love a walk in the snow and checking out local Christmas markets, let’s face it: winter has its downsides. Daylight is…

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Top Zip Codes Powering the New Apartment Surge: DC’s 20002 Spearheads the Trend

U.S. cities are buzzing with new apartment buildings — more than we’ve seen in decades. So, if you’ve noticed more cranes against your city’s skyline…

How Much Space Can $1,500 Get You in Texas?

Texas seems like the perfect place to call home, especially since it combines the two key ingredients every renter is looking for: plenty of sun…

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The Adaptive Reuse Movement: From History to Home

When it comes to cities of the future, one might think of technological advancement and innovation that will completely reshape infrastructure. The city of tomorrow…

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Apartments From Adaptive Reuse Projects to Exceed 120,000 in Upcoming Years, Despite Recent Slowdown in Office Conversions

Following the effects of the pandemic, adaptive reuse emerged as the solution to the increased demand for housing and the rejuvenation of deserted downtown areas….

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July Rental Activity Report: Arlington, VA, Leads as the Most In-Demand City, the Northeast Region Gains Ground

Arlington, VA, is the most sought-after city by renters in our July rental activity report, leading our ranking for the first time. Kansas City, MO,…

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How Much Apartment Space Does $1,500 Get You in 200 U.S. Cities?

Finding an apartment that’s just the right fit is every renter’s dream, whether we’re talking budget, lifestyle, or square footage. While some renters are willing to…

How Finding the Perfect Apartment Is Like Finding the Perfect Life Partner

You’re endlessly scrolling through rental listing websites, looking for that perfect new place to move into and, suddenly, an overpowering feeling of déjà vu hits…

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Millionaire Renters Triple, While High-Income Renters Earning $150,000 or More Reach 2.6 Million

The American household is changing as homeownership is not a priority for everyone, especially not for Millennials and Gen Zs. With 43 million families living…

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Record Office-to-Apartment Conversions Registered as Adaptive Reuse Apartments Go Up 25% from Pre-Pandemic Numbers

Adaptive reuse apartments are increasing faster than new apartments, up by 25% in the last 2 years compared to the pre-pandemic period. Apartment conversions from…

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Renting Out the Neighborhood: 101 Zip Codes Switch From Homeowner to Renter Majority

As many as 101 zip codes switched to renter majority in the past decade. Renting is at the highest level in half a century, with…

8 Colorful, Quirky Maximalist Accounts to Follow on Instagram

In a world where minimalism has gained and maintained notoriety in recent decades, what happens to those of us who love things and colors? For…

How to Rent Sight Unseen: Tips for Today’s Renter

The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives and with a lot of renters unable to visit their future apartments, renting sight unseen has…

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Live-Work-Play Apartments Quadrupled in 10 Years, Blending Lifestyle & Workstyle in a Post-Pandemic World

Live-work-play apartments are rapidly rising in popularity, quadrupling in number compared to 10 years ago, from 10,000 to 43,000 apartments per year. Manhattan, New York…

This Instagrammer’s Home is a Place for DIY Fun

The benefits of unwinding after a long, stressful day at work are well-known. Just as important is setting up the atmosphere in order to relax,…

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How Much Apartment Space Does $1,500 Get You in America’s 100 Largest Cities

Looking for the perfect home was previously about three very important factors: location, location, location. But then, the pandemic shifted this narrative and renters have since…

This Instagrammer’s Home Is a Color and Pattern Playground

When looking for inspiration for interior design ideas, we often turn to the internet, searching for answers. Just as we hit the enter key, we…

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Trendiest Zoomer Cities in 2022: Gen Z Renters Are Giving Big Cities a Glow Up

The only generation to record an increase in renting activity in the past year, up by 21%, Gen Z is playing a big role in…

Top Neighborhoods in Denver

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect rental apartment or just curious about where fellow renters are flocking, Denver boasts a range of neighborhoods…

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Top Things to Do in Denver for Renters

Nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Denver seamlessly blends urban sophistication with outdoor adventure. For renters calling this vibrant city home or…