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Florentina Sarac is a creative writer, editor, and researcher for RENTCafé. She covers a variety of topics, from real estate trends, demographic shifts, housing industry news and multifamily construction to homeownership, smart-home technology, personal finance and business. With a 9-year background in the real estate industry, Florentina has also penned articles for publications such as Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive and the National Apartment Association Magazine. You can connect with Florentina via email. Florentina’s work and expertise have been featured in several major U.S. and international publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bisnow, The Mercury News, Curbed, The NY Post, CBS News, Business Insider and Realtor.com. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish, as well as an M.A. in Multilingual and Multicultural Communication, which serve as a testament to her love of literature and language.

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Apartment-Crazed Neighborhoods: The Nation’s Downtowns See Historic Boom, with DTLA Leading the Way

Highly popular due to their location and vibrant amenities, urban neighborhoods around the country have seen a boom in new apartments in the last...

Despite Challenges, 2021 New Apartment Construction Tops 330,000 for 5th Consecutive Year

New apartment construction remains strong this year — more than 330,000 rental units are expected to be delivered nationwide, which is comparable to the...

Live in Luxury On Chicago’s Gold Coast

The Gold Coast neighborhood has long been considered one of Chicago’s most luxurious and desirable neighborhoods. Located directly on the shores of Lake Michigan,...

1 in 3 Renters Are Looking to Upsize to an Extra Bedroom: What It Costs & Where to Upgrade for Less

Survey reveals that a third of apartment-hunters look for rentals with an extra bedroom to call „home office,” as 75% don’t have a dedicated...

Park West: Luxury on The Lake in Chicago

Park West is a section of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. As the name implies, it is located just west of the park and the...

Expert Advice: 10 Tips on How to Make the Most of Living Alone

While the idea of living alone for the first time might sound liberating and even exciting to some, it can be a difficult step...

Vintage Charm Meets Modern Cool in Chicago’s Logan Square

Logan Square is a neighborhood that has long been known for its diversity and sense of community. Over the past few decades, it’s also...

Hyde Park: Chicago’s South Side Gem

Hyde Park is one of Chicago’s most vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhoods. It is situated on the South Side between the shores of Lake...

Wicker Park: Chicago’s Hipster Paradise

Located a short drive northwest from Chicago’s downtown Loop, Wicker Park has become the city’s hipster paradise. While the area is mainly residential, it’s...