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Top 10 Most and Least Expensive Illinois Cities for Renters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Considering cost-of-living, it's no surprise renters are paying the most in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. In Chicago, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,980, nearly $900 more than the statewide median.

6 Ways To Personalize Your Rental (Without Losing Your Deposit)

Trulia | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

A little decor won't hurt your security deposit, as long as you play your cards right. Rentals have their virtues: The maintenance isn't your problem, and you can move out without having to find a buyer. Yet a temporary living space can often feel a bit... soulless.

How To Decorate Without Losing Your Security Deposit

Glamour | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

Just because it's not your house doesn't mean you don't want to make it a home. But apartment rentals have their own set of rules when it comes to what you can and cannot, and should or should not do.

September 3 Deadline: Historical Landmark or Demolition

Arlene Schindler | Posted 09.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Arlene Schindler

This tear-down plague is crippling apartment residents in Los Angeles, where property owners evicted tenants from more than 725 units in 2014, more than doubling the 308 units in 2013.

A Plan B For Millennials Who Aren't or Won't Be Homeowners

Bob Lotich | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Bob Lotich

The topic of Millennials opting out of homeownership has become a major phenomenon in recent years. There is plenty of research, as well as various theories, as to why this is happening. Wage stagnation, job instability, high debt levels, lack of ability to save for a down payment, and the need for employment mobility are commonly cited causes.

The 8 Best Weekend Projects For Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

There are several fun (and often affordable) ways to have your space looking like new again. Want to know how to get started? Here are some excellent weekend projects that are tailor made for your apartment.

Another San Francisco Art Commune Battles Eviction, Guess Who They're Up Against?

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.26.2015 | San Francisco
Dieter Holger

The press conference held on March 26 made it clear the artists weren't giving up anytime soon.

What Does Renters Insurance Cover?

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 05.10.2015 | 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.

In 2015, Will It Be More Renters or a Buyer Binge?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If you don't anticipate a buying binge, investing in rental property or wholesaling to those investors who do may continue to be profitable strategies in the coming year.

The Renter's Guide to DIY Mini Makeovers

Hometalk | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

Your home is temporary and there are restrictions on how much you can change it...until now! With these 13 genius renter upgrade ideas, you too, fellow renter, can totally remake your space, without breaking the bank or your walls!

The Most Important Money Milestones For New Grads | Posted 12.27.2014 | College

If you happen to be a recent or upcoming grad, the odds are you have three things on your mind: jobs, housing and finances.

Renovate Your Rental: 9 Kitchen Upgrades You Can Make | Posted 12.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so it's a good use of time to get the space looking and working at its best. That means adding storage and lighting, but also changing out counters or cabinets... without jeopardizing your security deposit.

How to Choose a Property Management Group: Part 1

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Pullman

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.

Renter Hotspots: Where Are There More Renters Than Homeowners?

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

In the United States, it's a fact that most people own their homes. But there are few areas in which renting is king.

When Does It Make Sense to Rent?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The answer lies in a complicated web of factors that will be different for each person -- including the health of the housing market where you intend to live, your age, income and how much you can spend, how long you intend to stay in the property, your long-range financial plans and more.

Rent Vs. Own: Manhattan's Continuously High Rent Encourages the Move to Ownership

Toni Haber | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

It is no secret that New York City apartment rental rates have skyrocketed. These days, those NYC residents unwilling to fathom the high rent any long...

How To Rent With Bad Credit | Posted 03.21.2014 | Money

Don't avoid the elephant in the room. Address your bad credit frankly and honestly.

Ann Brenoff

12 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Before Renting An Apartment | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

When hunting for an apartment, many renters fall into the same ugly trap: They get swept away with visions of painting the walls deep purple and havin...

Top 5 Resolutions for Renters in 2014

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 03.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

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 list of the top resolutions all renters should try to accomplish this year.

Trulia: 2014 Will Be The Year Of Repeat Home Buyer

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing market continued its uneven recovery in 2013 and will enter 2014 closer to normal than it was a year earlier. Consumer optimism is climbin...

The Rent Is Too Damn High, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

Jimmy McMillan said it, we all feel it and now there’s a chart to prove it: The rent is too damn high. More than half of all renters across the ...

Secrets of Successful Roommate Relationships

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Whether your roommate is a complete stranger or your best friend, having an honest conversation about each of your expectations as roommates before you move in is paramount for long-term apartment enjoyment.

Read This Before You Even *Think* About A Big Move

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 11.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

There are many details to consider after you've successfully tackled the apartment search and begin preparing to relocate that may not be spelled out in your lease.

Like Your Neighbors? Most Americans Do Actually

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...

Tips for Asking a Roommate to Move Out

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

As such an integral part of your daily life, it's important to nurture these unique relationships throughout the duration of the time you spend living together, but what happens when a relationship with a roommate goes awry?