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Nicky Iudean

Nicky is a Senior Communications Specialist for RENTCafé.com, where she researches and writes about real estate, interior design, and all things that spark renters’ interests. She is also your go-to person for content collaborations. Nicky double majored in Marketing and Applied Economics and holds a master's degree in Marketing Strategies and Policies. You can reach her via email at nicky.rentcafe@yardi.com.

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Outdoor Decorating for Renters: Balcony Design Essentials

As most people rent apartments – and not houses boasting a lavish lawn, a pond, and a white picket-fence – there are not too many outdoor…

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9 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is something that many tenants blindly go without, and only in hindsight realize how important it is. While many landlords ask for tenants…

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7 Little Games To Play With Your Dog In Small Spaces 

If you own a dog in an apartment, you have surely run into the difficulty of combining adequate exercise with the space restrictions that come…

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Done with Your Spring Cleaning? Spruce Up Your Apartment Next

For many people, spring is the perfect time of year to do a little refresh. Along with a good spring clean, adding new accents or changing…

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Show Your Christmas Spirit & Shop Local in Raleigh

With Christmas just days away, the shopping spree is on all around us. Do you know exactly what’s on Santa’s list for all of your…

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Discover East Atlanta—The Hip, Bohemian Neighborhood of Atlanta

Updated September 2020. East Atlanta is the bohemian-chic neighborhood just east of downtown Atlanta, which many young locals call home. The area has been consistently…

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Christmas & Community: Show Your Support by Shopping Local in Alpharetta

Christmas is all about giving, kindness, and togetherness. While it comes naturally to give so much to our loved ones, why not think bigger this…

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Atlantic Station: An Upbeat & Entertaining Urban Neighborhood

Updated September 2020. Atlantic Station is an urban neighborhood in the heart of Atlanta, GA, bordered by Loring Heights and Home Park. It was developed…

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Maximizing Space When Moving Into a Small Apartment

For most of us, renting an apartment—especially in a large city—comes with a particular downside: limited space. But rest easy, as there are many ways…

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How to Prepare for an Early Fall Move

Preparing for an early fall move can be a challenge as a renter. Many renters (especially those located in northern states and Canada) prefer to…

Mid-Year Iowa Rent Report

Iowa Mid-Year Rent Report – June 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 3.2% ($45) year over year and reached $1,465 in June 2019, up by 0.8% ($12) month over month, according…

Mid-Year Rent report Ohio - June 2019

Ohio Mid-Year Rent Report – June 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 3.2% ($45) year over year and reached $1,465 in June 2019, up by 0.8% ($12) month over month, according…

Mid-Year Rent Report Kentucky June 2019

Kentucky Mid-Year Rent Report – June 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 3.2% ($45) year over year and reached $1,465 in June 2019, up by 0.8% ($12) month over month, according…

Mid-Year Wisconsin Rent Report June 2019

Wisconsin Mid-Year Rent Report – June 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 3.2% ($45) year over year and reached $1,465 in June 2019, up by 0.8% ($12) month over month, according…

Kentucky Rent Report May 2019

Kentucky Rent Report – May 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 2.5% ($35) year over year and reached $1,442 in May 2019, up by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi…

Iowa rent report - May 2019

Iowa Rent Report – May 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 2.5% ($35) year over year and reached $1,442 in May 2019, up by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi…

Wisconsin Rent Report - May 2019

Wisconsin Rent Report – May 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 2.5% ($35) year over year and reached $1,442 in May 2019, up by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi…

Indiana Rent Report - May 2019

Indiana Rent Report – May 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 2.5% ($35) year over year and reached $1,442 in May 2019, up by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi…

Ohio Rent Report - May 2019

Ohio Rent Report – May 2019

The U.S. average rent increased by 2.5% ($35) year over year and reached $1,442 in May 2019, up by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi…

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14 Popular Amenities to Look for When Renting an Apartment

Looking for an apartment? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options available, especially when it comes to selecting the amenities you need. Every…

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Keep Your Finances Healthy: 11 Frugal Living Tips for Renters

Ideally, you should not spend more than 30% of your income on rent. However, this is easier said than done, especially if you’re living in…

Ohio Rent Report April 2019 - RentCafe.com

Ohio Rent Report – April 2019

The national average rent reached $1,436 in April 2019, up by 3% ($42) year over year, and by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi Matrix data….

Kentucky Rent Report April 2019 - RentCafe.com

Kentucky Rent Report – April 2019

The national average rent reached $1,436 in April 2019, up by 3% ($42) year over year, and by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi Matrix data….

Iowa Rent Report April 2019 - RentCafe.com

Iowa Rent Report – April 2019

The national average rent reached $1,436 in April 2019, up by 3% ($42) year over year, and by 0.3% ($5) month over month, according to Yardi Matrix data….

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Keep Safe When Renting: Apartment Security Best Practices

Apartment security is about protecting your belongings, but it’s also about peace of mind. Good security is a combination of simple, long-standing best practices and…

House versus Apartment for Rent

House or Apartment: What Should You Rent?

While searching for your perfect home, you imagine the ideal lifestyle you want to live in. For some people, it’s a quiet home, with a…

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6 Ways to Make Moving Easier on Your Kids

Moving comes with its challenges, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. A new town, a new home and a fresh start. Kids can…

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Safety Tips Your Landlord Wishes You Knew This Christmas

Christmas is one of the best times of the year and as it gets closer, we all get into that festive mood that makes us…

Keeping Fit in Austin

Keeping Fit in Austin: 13 Complete Workouts That Will Get You Addicted to an Active Lifestyle

City life and the daily back-and-forth can be overwhelming, especially if you’re living in a bustling city like Austin. The constant background noise and continuous…

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Tech Trends in Renting: The Rise of the Smart Apartment

The major draw of technology is the concept of making life more convenient for users, so it’s no surprise that in recent years, renters have…