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Dinner Recipe Ideas To Cook With Your Roommate

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Taste
Elizabeth Pullman

Sometimes the energy to muster up creative cooking can fall by the wayside.

10 Space-Saving Furniture Hacks For Your Tiny Apartment

Supercompressor | Posted 03.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

There are still ways to maximize your space without compromising on quality. Yes, your digs will still fit into a Midwestern closet, but these 10 items will make the rat race more bearable.

How to Host a Wedding Shower in Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 03.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Food, fun, presents and people: These are the things a wedding shower needs. As you can see, nowhere in the list does it say the location of this exciting event, which means you have creative freedom to choose the location.

8 Things Every Renter Should Know

Domino | Posted 03.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Research your neighborhood. Do a little digging on everything from the safety ratings of the area to your landlord themselves. Use free search features on rental websites to help you with the process.

What Does Renters Insurance Cover?

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 03.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

It may seem like a mysterious beast, but this coverage can make the difference between losing everything you own and getting back on your feet in a jiffy when things go wrong. Learn more about the different types of renters insurance and the general coverage they provide.

10 Kitchen Essentials You Didn't Know You Needed In Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 03.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

You won't know you need them until it's too late, so add these kitchen supplies to your collection.

Black Millennials: We Need Your Presence, Not Just Your Success

Rashawn Davis | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

These gentrified zones that we tend to migrate to as an "escape" don't need us as much as they need the incomes associated with us. However, there are cities and neighborhoods across this country that are desperate for the presence of strong and successful men and women of color.

You Can Live With A Roommate Of The Opposite Sex (But Read This First)

Danielle Page | Posted 03.28.2015 | Women
Danielle Page

I asked a few experts to weigh in on whether or not men and women can live together platonically. The verdict? You can live with someone of the opposite sex...as long as you follow a few guidelines.

Sometimes Change Is Exactly What You Need

Shelby Doherty | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

You know that quote "if you love something, set it free?" That's ridiculous. If you love something, hold onto it, cherish it and make sure it knows yo...

5 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Get Your Own Place

realtor.com | Posted 03.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

If you've been stuck at home with the folks -- or in an apartment with too many roommates -- you may have a different priority in the new year. You're finally ready to rent your own space!

The 10 Residents Every Landlord Encounters

Uloop | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Uloop

In every apartment complex where college students are being housed, landlords will encounter several types of students, both good and bad. So for your entertainment, here are the 10 residents every landlord encounters in a campus town apartment complex.

An Ode to Roommates

Cristina Lopez G. | Posted 02.14.2015 | DC
Cristina Lopez G.

Roomies are an interesting concept: they range from casual acquaintances to best friends, including complete strangers contacted after Craigslist prospecting. With roommates, the dating stage is omitted, going sometimes straight from handshaking to the intimacy of non-romantic cohabitation.

14 Ways to Make the Most of a Small Space

Domino | Posted 01.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Living in an itsy-bitsy space? Utilize every inch with these these style-savvy tips.

Save Money on Renting an Apartment in the Big Cities

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 12.27.2014 | Money
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

A smart way to increase your own chances of finding these up-an-coming neighborhoods is to leverage apartment-finding services, and then stay firm on your budget.

Real Estate Investing: Single Family Houses Versus Multifamily Rentals. Which Is Better?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Comparing the investment benefits derived from buying scattered single family homes and condominium units, versus multifamily rental properties is a no brainier.

Condo Prices and Apartment Rents Outpacing Single-Family Home Costs

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Asking prices rose 7.3% year-over-year for condos versus 6.0% for single-family homes. Condo prices are up more than 15% in Miami, Denver, and West Pa...

Quick Quiz: Find Out If Your Rent Is Too High

realtor.com | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Demand for rental housing continues to increase, and rent prices are climbing. It's no wonder renters believe their rent payments are too expensive. While it's easy to worry about the bottom line, how do you know if you're paying too much?

Budget 101: Determining Your Monthly Rent

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 12.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

We've uncovered some easy tips to make sure your apartment is a peaceful respite, and not something that causes financial stress!

Leaving Italy, Sort of ...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

My body may have left Italy, but my mind hasn't. I am so very very happy I went and I am so very very happy to be back 'home'. My year in Italy was truly a life-changing event in so many ways....

First Time Renters: What Is a Guarantor?

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Proving that you are financially capable of affording and paying for an apartment can often be slightly more difficult for first time renters. But fear not, this is where a guarantor can come in to make the process a little bit easier.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

10 Things to Do Before Signing a Lease

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 11.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

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! Getting approved to rent an apartment and filling out the paperwork can be stressful.

Moving Day: The Search for the Perfect Apartment in the DMV

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 10.27.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

With so many choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. If, like me, you're an employed, childless, "millennial" (whatever that means these days), here are a few things to consider when you're planning your move.

Which Illinois Communities Have High Median Rents?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are homes for rent in nearly every community in Illinois, whether as apartments or single-family homes. The median varies in each city depending on housing demand and proximity to amenities such as shopping, restaurants and transportation.

5 Practical Small Space Solutions for Every Renter

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Good storage is key to making a smaller space look and feel larger. Start with the area under your furniture. Find plastic storage boxes in various sizes, and use them under your sofa, under your bed, and beneath chairs and dressers.