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Elizabeth Pullman works at Lovely, the easiest way for renters to land their new homes. For more information and to start the search for a new home visit To take your rental search on-the-go, download Lovely's top-rated mobile app.

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A Look at the New York City Rental Market

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 1:56 PM

Touted across the world as The Big Apple, New York City is home to over eight million residents. With five distinct boroughs and hundreds of neighborhoods, it's no surprise that rent prices across the city experience major fluctuations. As a result, despite being contained in a single city, life in...

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The 30 Cities With the Highest Median Rent Are...

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Renters across the nation have it rough. With cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago experiencing the highest median rent prices in almost 3 years, it can be a huge financial burden to rent in major cities across the nation. However, it's not just major cities that have high...

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Budget 101: Determining Your Monthly Rent

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 2:22 PM


If this is your first time renting an apartment, congratulations! Living on your own can be very exciting. After all, you now have a place to decorate, store your belongings and host killer parties. However, renting also comes with its share of challenges...

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First Time Renters: What Is a Guarantor?

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 4:20 PM

Renting an apartment for the first time is an exciting endeavor. After all, an apartment affords you a place to stash your things, chill with friends, and catch some z's at night. However, an apartment is a big financial commitment -- one that landlords don't take lightly, and you shouldn't...

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10 Things to Do Before Signing a Lease

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:01 PM


Having a place to call home can be one of life's greatest comforts and pleasures, but finding that perfect pad isn't always easy! Between hunting down available spots, finding a place that meets your wants and needs, getting approved to rent an apartment...

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5 Practical Small Space Solutions for Every Renter

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 6:55 PM


It may have taken some time, but you finally landed an apartment -- congrats! You're excited to have a space to call your own. Things may not look so bright, however, when you start moving in and realize you have way too much...

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The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: Chicago Edition

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 6:52 AM

The Windy City is one of the more affordable major metropolitan markets compared to San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., with median rent less than half than the citywide median rent in San Francisco. While impactful supply constraints, where there's little inventory available, dictate the market...

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The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: NYC Edition

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Living in New York City is no easy feat, especially as rent prices show no sign of dropping. For the last three consecutive quarters median rent in New York City has been climbing, with a six percent increase since the previous quarter. More impressive though is the 22 percent increase...

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How to Choose a Property Management Group: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 5:24 PM

The rental experts at Lovely are back with everything you need to know about choosing a property management group. In case you missed Part 1 of this two part series on the HuffPost blog, you can find it here.


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How to Choose a Property Management Group: Part 1

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 1:47 PM

Whether you have a single rental property or you're rapidly expanding your investment portfolio, you might consider hiring a property management group to manage your rental units. A property manager (PM) works for you as a landlord and engages directly with current and prospective tenants on your behalf. Some of...

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Tips for Avoiding a Rental Scam

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 1:46 PM

With peak rental season right around the corner, we want to make sure that you have the most stress free, streamlined and transparent rental process. It's important to begin your apartment hunt armed with all of the tools and insight you need to win the apartment of your dreams.


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Class of 2014: Tips for Renting Your First Post-Grad Apartment

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 2:32 PM


You've got your diploma and a killer new job, now all you need to do is find a place to live! Relocating and landing your first apartment can be stressful, but we're here to help. We've rounded up some of the best advice...

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Top 6 Apps for Every Renter on the Move

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 5:01 PM

April showers brings May... moving trucks? If you're thinking about relocating, you picked the right time! Last week marked the beginning of May, or as commonly referred to in the rental world, National Moving Month. Between scouring the rental market for a place to live, packing and lifting what seems...

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Top 5 Resolutions for Renters in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 2:12 PM

Like many of you, every year we make a list of resolutions and every year we stick to all (okay, maybe some) of them. As we kick off a new year, we want to help make your life at home the best it can be, so we've put together a...

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6 Best Gifts for Holiday Party Hosts This Season!

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 9:07 AM

With end of year to-do lists, apartment hunting, holiday planning and travel arrangements on your radar, you probably haven't given much thought to gifts for the hosts of the countless holiday parties quickly creeping onto your calendar. Fear not, we're here to help! We've compiled a list of some of...

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Secrets of Successful Roommate Relationships

(7) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 3:45 PM

For a lot of renters, roommates are a significant part of the rental experience. Roommates share your personal space and witness some of the most intimate moments of your life. As such, your relationships with roommates can make or break your apartment happiness. Given the importance of these relationships, we've...

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The Ultimate Moving Guide for First-Time Renters

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 9:33 AM

Congratulations! You landed a new apartment! Now what?

For first time renters, maneuvering through the apartment rental process does not end with the notice that you secured a new place. There are many details to consider after you've successfully tackled the apartment search and begin preparing to relocate...

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Tips for Asking a Roommate to Move Out

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 12:04 PM

As a renter, living with roommates presents an opportunity to not only save serious cash on your rent payment every month, but also to meet new and interesting people, develop stronger bonds with long time friends and enjoy routine activities with others. Roommates share some of the most intimate moments...

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8 Apps Every Renter Should Have

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 2:02 PM

You might be relocating, you might be redecorating or you might be getting ready to renew your existing lease. Regardless of the situation, if you're a renter, you're in the right place. Check out this list of apps every renter should have in their back pocket.

MINT: Overwhelmed...

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How to Baby Proof Your Rental

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 11:01 AM

For many young families, building a home together for the first time will likely involve monthly rent payments instead of a mortgage. Considering homeownership rates are at an 18 year low and the median home price in the U.S. recently hit an eight year high, if...

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