Renting

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8 Essential Renting Mistakes Every Gen Zer Should Avoid

Navigating the rental market can feel like a minefield, especially for Gen Zers stepping out on their own for the…

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Looking for an Apartment to Rent in 2023? Here’s the Ultimate Checklist

Searching for an apartment for rent can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. Luckily,…

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Best Neighborhoods for Renting in Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re looking for an apartment to rent in Scottsdale, AZ, you might be overwhelmed by the many options available….

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What to Do When Your Roommate Stops Paying Rent

Living with roommates clearly has its benefits, but it can also present some challenges. One of the toughest is when…

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How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Landlord

A strong, healthy relationship — whether with a romantic partner, friend, relative or your boss — is usually based on…

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Condo vs. Apartment: Which One Should You Choose When Renting?

For those who are just embarking on the renting journey, the adventure comes with a million questions. If you find…

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When Does Renting Make More Sense Than Buying?

For a long time, homeownership has been the ultimate goal for a lot of Americans — and it’s true that…

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The West Coast Leads the Electric Vehicle Race with San Jose as the Best Metro to Go Green as a Renter

8 of the top 10 best metros for EV driving are on the West Coast, with five of them located…

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The Nitty-Gritty of Paying the Fair Amount – Prorated Rent Explained

Article updated July 2021 After days, weeks, or even months of searching, you’ve finally found an apartment or housing rental…

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Vibrant Small Towns in America’s Heartland Are the Best Cities for Gen Z Renters

The downtown life in big coastal cities is so last decade. That’s according to the latest data that shows small…

Yardi Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Software for Managing and Distributing Rental Aid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the ongoing pandemic and its economic impact across the U.S., Yardi, a real estate technology provider, has…

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Need More Space: Where Are the Largest Apartments in Your Metro Area?

While location and budget are extremely important in your search for the perfect apartment, the size of your living space…

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Five Reasons Why You Need Renters Insurance Right Now

Several mistaken assumptions prevent most renters from purchasing renters insurance. They assume their landlord’s insurance already covers their rental apartment,…

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How Not to Lose Your Deposit – The Superhero Edition

It’s all fun and games until you lose your security deposit. These superheroes learned that the hard way when they…

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Cities with the Most and the Least Apartment Space: How Much Square Footage per Person Can You Get?

At a time when most of us are required to stay at home, the idea of space takes on a…

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RentCafe Tech: How to Manage Your Apartment with Zero Face-to-Face Interaction

Who would have thought that such a harmless-sounding term as “social distancing” could pack such a punch into our daily…

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Not Sure How to Find a Roommate? Here Are 10+ Roommate Finder Apps and Websites That Will Do It for You

I think it’s safe to assume we’ve all binged on Friends at some point in life. And we’ve probably fantasized…

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Coworking – What It’s Like to Rent Your Workplace

You might live in a rental apartment or occasionally rent a tux or a car, but what is it like…

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High-Rise Apartment Buildings and Mid-Rise Buildings Are Overshadowing Low-Rises for the First Time in 3 Decades

Tall skylines anchored by impressive skyscrapers have been the staple image of large American cities, dominated by office towers and…

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How to Budget for an Apartment

The thought of moving out of your parents’ home into your own place is an exciting prospect! But moving into…

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How You Can Use Your Renter Experience for a Real Estate Job

According to a recent Property Shark article, Millennials are currently the largest generation dominating the housing market, and their Gen…

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Going Away to College? Here’s How Much It Costs to Rent Near the Top 100 Universities

Finding the best apartments for college students can be challenging — for first-years and undergrads alike. If there aren’t any…

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On the Edge of Affordability: Rents Set to Outpace Wages in Top Emerging Tech Hubs

While there are clear advantages to living in or near tech hubs, more people relocating to these cities can put…

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The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad – Renters over 60 Grew by 43% in a Decade

Today’s demographics look substantially different than they did only a decade ago due to America’s population of seniors renting growing…

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Suburb Growth: Top Trending Suburbs That Have Seen the Biggest Boom in Renters

Suburban life might not seem as thrilling and adventurous as city life, but it definitely has some very exciting advantages….

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Winter Holiday Spending Leaves the Average U.S. Renter $400 in Debt

Some things are priceless, like being surrounded by your loved ones and enjoying their company. Spending time with them during…

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A Step by Step Guide Through the Rental Application Process

You’ve taken the first steps to renting an apartment: You’ve looked at apartments online, scored walkthroughs in and around the…

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The Median Income Gives Renters Access to More Than Two Thirds of the Stock in Raleigh, San Francisco and Omaha

Key takeaways: The median income provides burden-free access to 49% of all U.S. rentals, up from 38% in 2011. Access…

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Freddie Mac Survey Says 78% of Renters Find Renting More Affordable Than Owning

With rent prices climbing higher and higher these past years, does this make renters feel more skeptical about their housing…

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10+ Most Popular Finance Blogs You’ll Want to Follow Right Now

Whether you’re looking for a way to live frugally, save for a down payment on a home, make your first…