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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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1.2 Million Wealthy Households Became Renters in the Last 10 Years – In SF They Outnumber Homeowners

Not everyone thinks that real estate equity is a good investment. A look at the 2015 American Community Survey revealed a new twist in the…


Time-Lapse Photos Track West Palm Beach’s Newest Projects

West Palm Beach is one of Florida’s most popular cities to live and to visit. Southeast Florida has been through multiple building booms and West…

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Apartment Projects Dominate Orange County’s New Landscape: Twelve Then-and-Now Photos

Nothing says recovery like new construction, and there have been quite a few additions to Orange County, California between 2007 and today. Some of these…


The Newest Madison, WI Buildings Give This University Town a European Vibe [Time Lapse Images]

It’s for good reason that Madison has been recently called one of the best places to live in the U.S. and is drawing investors’ attention….

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What Luxury Looks Like in 10 of the Most Expensive Cities for Renters in Florida

With its unique combination of classy and sassy, dream-like views, flow of celebrities hanging out at The Setai, adventurous Orlando and 663 miles of beaches,…


3 Ways Your Credit Score Can Affect Your Rent

Content provided by Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of WalletHub If you recently submitted an application to rent an apartment, go and check your credit report because it’s almost…


California Renters Pay Up to 46% More Near Top Schools

While carefree children enjoy their summer break, many parents are already thinking about the upcoming school year.  The pressure of finding a good public school…

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10 New Buildings That Reshaped Arlington, VA [Time-Lapse Photos]

Arlington is famous for its rich history, iconic landmarks, and of course for its proximity to Washington D.C., which is just across the Potomac River….


Los Angeles Families Spend 38% More in Rent to Live Near a Good School

Key Takeaways: Only 12% of public elementary schools in L.A. perform above average Rents near top-ranking public schools in L.A. are 38% higher than near low-ranking…

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Luxury Rents Are 40% Higher Than Non-Luxury; Look Up Rent Prices in Your City [Interactive Table]

New luxury rental apartments are not only raising the bar on quality and convenience, but also on rent prices. The current boom in high-end apartment…

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Best Rental Finds in San Antonio TX: Your Next Destination to Live, Work and Play

As the Pokémon Go fever takes over the River City, there is still one thing that may be even more sought after than a rare…


What You Can Rent in 5 Cities in Washington State for $1,500 per Month

Seattle may get all the praise sometimes, but Washington State has so much more to offer. It is home to some of the nation’s most…

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Experience Seattle’s Best at Circa Green Lake Apartments

From adventurer to workaholic, the city of Seattle has something for everyone. Home to a multitude of globally recognized brands, it’s no wonder that Seattle ranks near the…

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Best Rental Finds in Jacksonville FL: Big on Amenities and Easy on the Pocket

When you hear “Jacksonville” you think “small city.” Oddly enough, Jacksonville really isn’t small at all. It’s actually the largest city in the contiguous U.S….

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Best Rental Finds in Houston TX: Amenity-Rich Communities That Won’t Break the Bank

Home to some of the most dramatic ethnic, cultural and physical transformations of this decade, Houston — and its greater metropolitan area — is the…

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Community of the Week: Skyline 1801 City Apartments in Denver

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Fort Worth TX Apartments for Rent

Best Rental Finds in Fort Worth, TX: Southern-Style Comfort on a Budget

With several university communities and many multinational corporation offices, Fort Worth has known a constant development on the Chisholm Trail. No matter if you are…

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St. Louis Suburban Living: Affordable Rentals Within a Short Commute to Downtown

For those who visit or move here, St. Louis almost always exceeds expectations, but to insiders it’s pretty obvious why the city they lovingly call “The…


Renting a Life of Luxury in Atlanta: Where to Find Unique Penthouses and Five-Star Services

While there’s no shortage of high-end rental apartments in Atlanta, when you are looking to rent a one-of-a-kind loft or a luxury high-rise penthouse, in…

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Best Rental Finds in Denver: Living the High Life on the Cheap

I can’t tell if it’s the mountains or the city, but Denver, Colorado has a special place in our hearts. It is such a dynamic…

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Goodbye New York, Hello Jacksonville!

We’re going to let you in on a secret Floridians don’t usually like to share: the North is so overrated! Life is so much better…


Best Rental Finds in Atlanta, GA – for Nature Lovers and Urban Dwellers Alike

Set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta is a major node in the global economic system in the area, with significant impact on…

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Rental Prices in San Francisco Too Steep? Check Out These Affordable Bay Area Locations Within a Half-hour Commute

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of renting in San Francisco? If you’re like most people in the know, the…

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Best Rental Finds in Columbus, OH: Enjoy Your Summer in a New Apartment and a New Neighborhood

Many outsiders don’t realize that Columbus, OH is one of best cities in America to live in and an A-rated city for business and careers (according…

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Best Rental Finds in Philadelphia PA: Move Closer to the Action Just in Time for Summer Fun

This is the kick off season for all the summer festivals, concerts and other exciting events that take place in Philly, an old city that’s…


Make Your Way to Miami’s Suburbs for Some Hot Rentals

What makes Miami an amazing place to call home? Take your pick: from the incredible diversity of cultures to one of the best Art Deco…

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Best Rental Finds in Dallas Right Now: From Studios to 3-Bedrooms

Among the many perks that Dallas, TX has to offer is the convenience of living in a city that has the country’s largest light rail…


75% of All New Apartments in 2015 Were High-End, 14 U.S. Cities Saw No New Affordable Rentals

Article featured on: An updated version of this study may be found here.  As more and more trendy new apartment buildings are springing up in cities…


Gorgeous and Budget-Friendly Homes and Apartments for Rent Around Jacksonville, FL

No matter what brought you to Jacksonville, FL — beaches? studying at one of more than two dozen colleges and universities with campuses in Jax? your…

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Best Rental Finds in Las Vegas: Sunny Apartments at Attractive Prices

Whichever reason brings you to Las Vegas, NV, be it the sunny weather, a special golf course, a job on the Strip or you are…