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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 Most Expensive ZIP Codes for Renters in Florida in 2017

Key Highlights: Apartment rents in Coral Gables ZIP 33146 are the highest in the State of Florida 42 of the state’s top 50 ZIP codes…

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The Most Expensive Zip Codes for Renters in 2017 – Mapped

Updated May 2018 If you’re moving and looking to rent an apartment, you’ll want to compare rent prices in and around your area, whether you’re…

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The Priciest Zip Codes for Renters in North Carolina in 2017

Key Highlights: Charlotte’s urban core is home to the top 3 most expensive zip codes for renters in North Carolina 15 of the state’s top…

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Top U.S. Neighborhoods That Got the Most Apartments After the Recession

The real estate market has been through a lot since the recession. After “the big housing crash” home buying humbly stepped aside, allowing renting to…

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Suburb vs City: Suburban Areas Are Gaining Renters Faster Than Urban Areas in 19 out of 20 Largest Metros

Article featured on: Key highlights: The number of renters grows faster in the suburbs than in cities in 19 out of 20 U.S. metros The…

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Time-Lapse Slides Show the Most Spectacular Skyline Changes in the U.S. in the Last Decade

The top growing cities in the country are among the largest U.S. cities, according to the newest U.S. Census population data. In other words, the…

Video: Blending Boston’s Historic Places with Modern Day Life in One Cool Then-and-Now Video Tour

Since its founding in 1630, Boston has been a pivotal center of American and world history, philanthropy, education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Although many of the…

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Two-Thirds of Partially-Affordable Housing Is Built in Desirable Areas

Location is one of the strongest indicators of housing quality, because it determines the quality of education, jobs and opportunities to which residents have access….

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April is National Fair Housing Month—Learn What Fair Housing Means to You!

Did you know that April is officially designated as National Fair Housing Month? It is, and to celebrate, RentCafe collaborated with the Texas Department of Housing…

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Mapping Nashville: How Many Cities Can You Fit Inside It?

Nashville, Tennessee is an amazing cultural city, especially for music fans. But not too many people know that it is one of the largest U.S….

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Built to Impress: Top 10 Developments in Charlotte Metro in 2016

The Charlotte metro area is getting noticed on the national real estate scene thanks to its booming rental market and a heavy supply of new…

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The 2016 Collection of Chicagoland Apartments is Here and Larger Than Ever

For the past few years, the ongoing construction in Chicago has been seemingly endless. Even the saying “there are two seasons in Chicago: winter and…

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Atlanta Metro Gets A Second Batch of New Apartments in 2016: See The Top 10 Largest Projects

There’s nothing like a healthy dose of new apartments to cool down heating rent prices. Rents in the Atlanta metro area grew by a moderate 5.5%…

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10 Cool Time-Lapse Images Capture Provo, UT’s Rapid Growth

Just 43 miles south of Salt Lake City, among the mountains sits Provo, UT. The city was recently ranked by Forbes as one of the…

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Sigh of Relief… as Charlotte Area Rents Give Renters a Break

A thriving financial, banking and energy center, Charlotte has managed to maintain a certain level of affordability along with its growing popularity. Charlotte apartments for rent…

Time-Lapse Images of Philadelphia Take You on a Virtual Then-and-Now Tour

Ever realized how much individual buildings can change the image and feel of a city? Whether old or new, some buildings are symbols of endurance,…

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Moderate Rent Growth Across Chicagoland, Except for One Western Suburb

There’s a reason we didn’t see Chicago in apartment-related headlines last year: no spectacular changes in rent prices. During 2016, overall apartment rents in the…

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Brooklyn, NY – The Eastward Expansion of High-Income Newcomers

Article featured on:  Much has been written about the changes taking place in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods in the last decade. We dived into Census data to…

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Little Expenses That Add Up to One Year’s Rent [Infographic]

Everyone’s complaining about the high cost of rent. An average monthly rent of $1,200 adds up to $14,400 per year. It sounds like a lot….

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Then and Now Pics Show That Austin Was Cool Even a Century Ago

How did this Texas city get where it is today? What major developments have changed the physical landscape, skyline, and lifestyle in Austin the most?…

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Atlanta Suburbs Beat City with Fastest Growing Rents in 2016

Rents have been creeping up in Atlanta over the last 3 years, the average rent within the city limits hitting the $1,300/month mark at the…

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Winston-Salem’s Newest Projects Featured in 10 Time-Lapse Photos

Winston-Salem, NC is known as the ‘City of Arts and Innovation’. How has the city innovated in infrastructure through several major economic pivots? How has…

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A Collection of 10 Time-Lapse Images Show Anaheim’s Newest Developments

A popular vacation and business destination, Anaheim has been growing and developing since 1890. From the Victorian architecture alongside modern homes, the Colony historic district…

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10 Major Projects That Changed Boulder, CO in Less Than a Decade [Time-Lapse Photos]

Whether through its vibrant cultural scene – regularly complimented by a number of film, music and art festivals – or the huge variety of sports…

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2016 Year End Report – Renters in Mid and Small-Sized Cities Felt the Pain Last Year

Report highlights:  The national average apartment rent  in 2016 increased by 4% y-o-y, reached $1,210/month, according to Yardi Matrix In 6 U.S. cities renters practically…

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Football Fans Pay 16% More in Rent to Live Close to the Action

If you’re a football fanatic who likes to be at the center of the action and plans their life around home games, then living near…

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One Fifth of Manhattan Renters Earn Over $150,000/Year; Brooklyn Has More Affluent Renters Than L.A.

Article featured on: Manhattan consistently tops the list for most expensive rents in the nation, wrapping up the year with an average market rate rent…

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10 Then-And-Now Photos of Raleigh, NC That Best Reflect Its Amazing Evolution

The Raleigh we know today is a beautiful city loved by its residents and visitors alike, rich in museums, performing arts venues, education, and regularly…

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Atlanta Then and Now: Instant Time-Travel with 10 Old vs New Images of a Great City

Atlanta, GA is one of the best-known cities in the world and in the top 10 most visited destinations in the United States, known for…

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Green Apartment Construction Blossoming, Yet Renter Survey Shows $560 Rent Premium is 5 Times Higher than Most Would Pay

Study highlights: The number of new green-certified apartments expected to rise by 32% in 2016, exceeding 59,000 units by the end of the year  Chicago,…