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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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Tampa, Florida: 10 Amazing Time-Lapse Images Show a New and Improved City

Trendy Tampa, Florida is attracting attention and real estate investors from across America, and around the globe. The city’s new face is both a symptom…

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Best Rental Finds in Charlotte, NC: Your Apartment Hunting Made Easy

Charlotte, North Carolina has 199 neighborhoods, each with its own identity and cultural input. Deciding where to move means finding the place that perfectly matches…

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Best Rental Finds in Cincinnati, OH: Experience Authentic City Living and Save on Rent

Locals know what makes Cincy special. If you have recently had a Greek-style chili à la Cincinnati or you call yourself lucky that you live nearby one…

Apartments for Rent in Suburban Seattle

Ready to Get Out of Town? Take a Look at What’s Renting in Seattle’s Top Suburbs

Why do people love Seattle, WA? Maybe for its good looks and cool vibe? Or being able to hit the slopes one day and take a…

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Jacksonville Sees a 31% Increase in Construction of Large Apartment Developments in 2015

New apartment construction in Jacksonville, FL is experiencing a boom. 2,006 new rental units were delivered to the market in 2015, versus 1,531 in 2014,…

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Race to These Indianapolis Area Apartments and See What You Can Rent in the Suburbs

As the “Crossroads of America”, Indianapolis, IN blends the down-to-earth nature of the Midwest with the hustle and bustle you’d expect in a state capital. Indy…

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Kansas City’s 10 Largest Rental Developments in 2015: High-End Rentals Dominate the Market

A new trend is gaining momentum in rental markets nationwide: luxury rental buildings. Renting high-end apartments gives residents access to the same top perks and…

Best Rental Finds in Austin, TX: Live a Green(belt) Life and Save on Rent

The fastest growing of the largest 50 U.S. cities, Austin has become the center of a new high-tech area — the Silicon Hills — with…

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Hot Communities Near Sin City: Less Than 30 Minutes from Downtown Las Vegas

Tourists looking to have a wild time on the Las Vegas Strip or playing at the casinos are the obvious reasons this Nevada hot spot is…

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Best Rental Finds in Seattle: Apartment Gems Right in the Center of the Emerald City

As the last big stop before Alaska on a contiguous U.S. line, beautiful Seattle has a variety of options when it comes to lifestyle. Seattleites…

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Big City Amenities, Small Town Value: What a 30-minute Drive from Fort Worth Offers for Apartment Hunters

While Fort Worth, TX often gets lumped together with Dallas in people’s minds, you might be surprised at some of its numbers: 5th largest city…

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Philly’s Rental Inventory Got a Boost in 2015: See the 10 Largest Rental Developments of Last Year

Renters of all ages in Philadelphia have a lot more choices this year. More than 1,600 brand new apartments opened in 2015, in the top…

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Best Rental Finds in Phoenix, AZ: Reasonably-Priced, Beautiful Apartments in Every Size

Rents in Phoenix, AZ remain affordable overall, averaging $910 per month, according to Yardi Matrix, a multi-family property intelligence provider. Though Yardi Matrix predicts a 5.4% rent…

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Renting in Suburban Columbus, OH: Save Money and Live Within 20 Minutes of Downtown

Columbus – the capital city of Ohio – has all the attractions you would expect from a major metropolitan area: a thriving art scene, family events,…

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4 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Your Rental Apartment

My husband and I have lived in 7 houses in 8 years. All of those were rentals, except one. To say I’ve got experience in…

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Best Finds in Indianapolis: Above-Average Apartment Communities at Below-Average Prices

Indianapolis is known for its warm mid-western hospitality, but also for being a fairly affordable housing market. While the average rent price in the downtown area…

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Best Finds in Miami: Experience 4 Lovely Apartment Communities in the Magic City

Miami is an exciting, colorful city unlike any other, where Latin (fast) food chains rule, Cuban food is more authentic than in Cuba, cold weather…

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Looking for Rent in Suburban Denver? Come Home to Some of the Best Places to Live in America

Blue skies, majestic mountains, and powder slopes at your doorstep: what’s not to love about Denver? You probably already know that the Mile High City—so…

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2015 A Robust Year for Austin’s Rental Inventory: Largest Developments Bring in 5,000+ New Apartments

With a skyline sprinkled with cranes and buildings under construction, Austin’s apartment market is as strong as ever. Thousands of units are being added to…

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Charlotte’s Largest Rental Developments Deliver a Record 4,600+ Units in 2015: See the 10 Top Producers

You may have noticed this past year a myriad of new mid-rise wood-framed buildings — almost look-alikes — popping up at prominent intersections throughout Charlotte….

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Denver’s 2015 Largest Rental Developments Opened the Doors to Almost 3,000 New Units

Great things happened in Denver in 2015: the Broncos made it to the Super Bowl (and won) and Denver topped Forbes’ 2015 List of the…

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Want a Royally Short Commute in the Queen City? Choose One of These Apartment Communities Near Cincinnati

Cincinnati doesn’t get nearly enough press. This southern Ohio city — Cincy for short — is not only home to a surprising number of big…

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Get More for Your Money in the Valley of the Sun with These Amazing Apartments Near Phoenix

“You don’t have to shovel sunshine!” is a refrain used to describe the attraction of the dry heat and ample sunlight for which the Grand…

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Best Finds in Los Angeles Available Right Now: From Studios to 3-Bedrooms

Living in a busy city like L.A., with its hectic lifestyle and unabashed attitude, can be an adventure. However, finding a nice place to live…

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Got 30 minutes? Check Out These Great Rentals Within a Half Hour Drive of Downtown Charlotte

Charlotte is growing by leaps and bounds: its population has increased by more than 10% in the last five years. Why? While Charlotte was once…

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Tired of Paying Top Dollar for Rent in Los Angeles? – Check Out What You Can Get in the ‘Burbs for Less

Best known for its glitz and glam, sunny beaches and dynamic lifestyle, Los Angeles is one of the world’s most fascinating metro areas. The city draws many young…

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Storage Hacks for a Closet Deprived Apartment

You love everything about your new apartment. It’s affordable, it’s near your favorite coffee shop, and the neighbors are quiet. What more could you ask…

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DIY easy Halloween decorations

You can order them online, buy them from all the way from China, or pay your neighbor’s kids to do it for you by just…

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How to Combine Decorating Styles with Your Roommate

It’s important to love your space and to make it feel like home through design that reflects your personality. But feeling happy at home also…

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Simple DIY Projects to Transform Your Rental Kitchen

Making a rental property feel like home can seem nearly impossible when there are limits to any changes you can make. Rental kitchens are particularly…