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Nadia Balint

Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email. Nadia’s work and expertise have been quoted by major national and local media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, CBS News, Curbed, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post as well as industry publications, such as GlobeSt, Bisnow, Inman News, Multifamily Executive, and The Commercial Real Estate Show. Nadia also wrote for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive, HubSpot, and more. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Nadia worked in the legal field, where she gained over 10 years of experience in business, corporate, and real estate law.

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The Great Return: Renters Jumpstart Large Cities with Surge in Applications in 2021

The 2021 rental season kicked off twice as strong as usual, with Gen Z and high-earning Millennials being the most active apartment hunters. In...

RentCafe Tech: How to Manage Your Apartment with Zero Face-to-Face Interaction

Who would have thought that such a harmless-sounding term as "social distancing" could pack such a punch into our daily lives? We can't go...

The National Average Rent Stagnated in January – Cities in America’s Sun Belt Experienced the Fastest Growth

Key takeaways: The national average rent reached $1,420 in January 2019, a year-over-year increase of 3.3% ($45), according to data from Yardi Matrix. Among...

As Apartments Are Shrinking, Seattle Tops New York with the Smallest Rentals in the U.S.

Highlights: The average size of new apartments in the U.S. in 2018 is 941 square feet, 5 percent smaller than ten years ago, with studio...

10+ Most Popular Finance Blogs You’ll Want to Follow Right Now

Whether you’re looking for a way to live on less, save for a down payment on a home, make your first million dollars, or...

High-Rise vs Low-Rise Apartments: Pros and Cons

You’re in the market for a new apartment, but you’re having trouble deciding on the type of place to rent. Besides price, location, and...

Goodbye LA, Hello Phoenix: Affordable Housing Makes Second-Tier Metros Top Choices for Moving

With the middle-class squeezed by the rising cost of living, particularly housing costs, many average-earners find it an onerous endeavor to create a decent...

8 Out of 10 New Apartment Buildings Were High-End in 2017, Trend Continues in 2018

There is no better visual depiction of urban development than seeing an old parking lot replaced by an edgy tower apartment building. If just...

Top Trending Zip Codes for the Millennial Population Are Big City Urban Cores

Are millennials today more likely to live in and near downtowns or withdraw to outer neighborhoods? Population dynamics are always shifting in the nation's...