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Veronica Grecu

Veronica Grecu is a senior creative writer and researcher for RentCafe. With more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry, she covers a variety of topics in residential and commercial real estate, including trends and industry news. Previously, she was involved in producing content for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive and Yardi Matrix. Veronica’s academic background includes a B.A. in Applied Modern Languages and an M.A. in Advertising and PR.

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Illustration representing a group of Gen Z friends brainstorming ideas for eco-friendly living tips when living in rental apartments.

6 Eco-Friendly Tips for Gen Z Renters

In today’s eco-aware world, many Gen Z renters are keen to live in a way that reflects their commitment to sustainability. With the challenges of…

Gen Z roommates watching viral content on social media while enjoying a sunny afternoon in a city in Florida.

Here’s How Much Gen Z Will Shell Out on Rent Before Turning 30: Top 5 Metros in Florida

As they cruise through their 20s, Gen Zers are quickly figuring out the ropes of renting in some of the most popular cities in Florida….

The door of a rental apartment that's move-in ready, with many boxes in the living room and a tiny house as a keychain.

10 Tips for Gen Z Renters Seeking Affordable Apartments

As Gen Z steps confidently into adulthood, they’re really shaking things up in the rental market. This cohort, known for being tech-savvy and valuing independence,…

Turning offices into apartments through adaptive reuse projects. Refurbished building against blue sky.

Meet California’s Hotspots for Apartments Under Conversion From Offices

The trend of transforming non-residential spaces into apartments has surged across the U.S. in recent years, with a notable uptick in apartments converted from offices….

10 Essential Amenities for Renters in Tampa

Looking for rental apartments is more than just securing a roof over your head. It all boils down to finding a space that truly resonates…

North Beach, Treasure Island, East Bay, Oakland, and Coit Tower photographed from the top of famous Lombard street in the Russian Hill and Nob Hill area of San Francisco, CA.

10 Must-Have Apartment Amenities in San Francisco

Thinking about making San Francisco your new home? You’ve hit the jackpot! The Golden City has it all: cultural scene, the latest tech and breathtaking…

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Best Cities in Arizona Where Renters Can Stretch Their Income the Furthest

In the quest for financial wellbeing, finding a rental apartment in a city that marries affordability with a high quality of life is akin to…

Vintage image with palm trees and a typical retro Art Deco style apartment building seen from South Beach in Miami, FL.

Top 5 Cities in Florida for Renters Seeking Financial Balance

Florida shines not only for its sunny beaches and lively culture but also as a great spot for renters looking to make their dollars go…

Downtown Milwaukee WI skyline with apartment buildings.

America’s Hottest Rental Markets at the Start of 2024: Miami Holds Leading Spot Amid Rising Competition in the Midwest

Key takeaways: The national competitivity score stands at 73.4 out of 100 in early 2024, with vacant apartments finding occupants within 41 days, on average….

Interior of the living room in a rental apartment, with sofa and tulips in vase for International Women's Day.

Revamp Your Rental: 10 Spring Spruce-Up Ideas for Budget-Savvy Renters

As the weather warms and flowers begin to bloom, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into your rental apartment. Fortunately, enhancing your rental…

Aerial view of downtown Ann Arbor, MI, on a summer day.

Essential Amenities in Ann Arbor: What Renters Love

Right in the heart of Michigan, Ann Arbor shines as a place where the energy of the city blends perfectly with the warmth of a…

Young woman smiling behind the concierge desk at an apartment building.

Luxury 101: How Apartment Concierge Services Can Enhance Your Experience as a Renter

In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of concierge services has transitioned from the plush lobbies of upscale hotels straight to high-end apartments, bringing a touch…

Generic apartment building in the Arlington, VA, neighborhood of Clarendon.

Discover the Top 10 Amenities That Win Over Renters in Arlington

Finding the perfect rental apartment goes beyond just the number of bedrooms and square footage. In today’s competitive rental landscape, apartment amenities play an important…

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Top 10 Amenities Renters Love in Los Angeles

Finding the perfect apartment for rent in Los Angeles goes beyond just location, square footage and how far you can stretch your budget. In a…

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How Much Apartment Space You Can Rent for $1,700 in San Diego

Embarking on the journey to find that dream apartment, renters from coast to coast often juggle their desires with the reality of their budget, aiming…

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Stretching Your Dollar in Omaha: Here’s How Much Apartment Space $1,700 Gets You in O-Town

In their quest for rental apartments, finding ample living spaces on a budget remains a widespread challenge for many renters across the U.S. With the…

Group of Gen Z friends using their smartphones to look up information on the internet.

First Lease? No Stress! 10 Real Estate Terms Made Easy for Gen Z Renters

Hey there, Gen Z crew! Venturing into the world of rental apartments marks a significant milestone on your path to adulthood. It’s an exciting chapter,…

San Antonio, TX, skyline at sunset.

See How Much Apartment Space $1,700 Gets You Across San Antonio, TX

When it comes to renting an apartment, stretching your budget to get the most apartment space is a top priority for many renters. In the…

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Washington, DC Zip Codes Where $1,700 Gets You the Most Apartment Space

Finding the right balance between affordability and space is a common challenge for renters across the U.S. With the average monthly rent hovering around $1,700,…

Exercercise equipment in the fitness center of a rental apartment building.

Where to Find Apartment Buildings With Gyms in Washington?

As 2024 rolls in, many of us are already ticking off goals from our New Year’s resolutions list, with a healthier lifestyle often taking the…

Exploring the Best Cities for Apartments With Gyms in Arizona

As we journey through 2024, many New Year’s resolutions are transforming from mere aspirations to dynamic blueprints for an active and healthier lifestyle. Topping the…

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Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in Los Angeles

Welcome to the star-studded Los Angeles, a sun-kissed city where celebrities walk the streets and dreams are just a doorstep away! As we dive into…

Unveiling Florida’s Fitness Havens: Where to Find the Most Apartment Buildings With Gyms

These days, many renters — especially those who’ve put ‘staying fit’ at the top of their New Year’s resolutions for 2024 — are looking for…

Scenic view of downtown Cincinnati, OH, skyline and bridges across the Ohio River.

Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, a city rich in history and buzzing with modern-day activities, has become an increasingly attractive destination for renters. Whether you’re moving for work, study,…

Young woman talking on mobile phone on sofa in her rental apartment.

Bold Home Tech Choices for Bland Rental Apartments

Transforming a bland rental apartment into a personalized and efficient living space can be a challenge, especially when you’re not allowed to make permanent changes….

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Your 2024 Guide to Renting Apartments in Manhattan

As we step into 2024, Manhattan continues to be a beacon for those seeking the quintessential urban lifestyle. This bustling New York City borough is…

Gym room for renters in an apartment building.

Get Fit Where You Live: California’s Best Cities for Apartment Buildings With Gyms

As the new year unfolds, renters everywhere are unrolling their laundry lists of resolutions, with staying fit at the top — a goal made easier…

Where to Find Apartment Buildings With Gyms in Texas

Welcome to the New Year, where resolutions aren’t just wishes — they’re lifestyle transformations waiting to happen! And what’s topping the list for many renters?…

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2023 in Review: Top 10 Reports by

In 2023, the real estate market has undergone significant transformations, marked by evolving trends and consumer preferences. To help readers better understand these trends, we…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Renters in 2024

As we bid farewell to this year and welcome a new one, it’s the perfect time for renters to rethink their living spaces and lifestyles….