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

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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.

I Needed a Pedicure in Italy

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Italian nail 'salons' are different than the ones I am used to in the States, where walking in to a salon without an appointment is common and easy.

The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: Chicago Edition

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.31.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

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.

13 Design Blogs You Might Have Missed

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 07.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Stephen Tanenbaum

It goes without saying that well-known sites like Apartment Therapy and Houzz are great resources. But there are lots of others out there that can help you cultivate your taste and create polished, authentic interiors.

The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: NYC Edition

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

The team at Lovely put together a list of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, featuring each neighborhood's Q2 2014 median rent price. Check it out.

'Explore Umbria' With Steve McCurry

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Perugia is about an hour's train ride away from Spoleto, and Steve McCurry's exhibit there is fabulous. He is a terrific photojournalist, probably best known for his powerful National Geographic cover shot of the beautiful 'Afghan Girl' with the piercing eyes.

You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Sierra

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.

And Italian Bathrooms...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I yearn for a bathroom that is perfect for me, and admit, sadly, that I haven't found it in Italy. The idea of a lovely, clean, spacious room for me t...

The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert in the Duomo Piazza, complete with American show tunes from the 50s and 60s!

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi was really amazing.

How to Choose a Property Management Group: Part 2

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Once you decide to use a property manager, you are faced with the challenge of knowing the right questions to ask when evaluating the firm.

How to Choose a Property Management Group: Part 1

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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.

Finding and Renting an Apartment in Europe

Andy Steves | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

There are two routes you can choose from when you are looking for an apartment in Europe. You can use a direct booking website or you can go through a rental agency.

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi (big big arts festival) started on Friday and the town, its residents and its shops have all been spiffed up; the air of anticipation and the wandering tourists are both readily evident.

Italian Kitchens...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The kitchen is just so important to me, to Italy, to almost everyone I know. So, as I am sitting in my Spoleto kitchen looking out at the clouds and r...

Spoleto: First Impressions

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Stairs, everywhere! And, what did I expect, coming to a medieval hill town ("older than Rome", said a proud resident)?

Where are Rent Prices Getting Cheaper (and Where are They Rising the Most?)

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

If you think the rent is too damn high, you're in luck - if you live in a city where rent prices are actually going down.

Ancient Folks in Sicily

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Sicily continues to amaze me. The history here is so multi-layered and so ancient that I, from Boston with its proud and (very) young history, am overwhelmed and find it incomprehensible on many levels when faced with 8000 years or so of history.

Too Many Bras (and Other 'Unnecessaries')?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

When I came to Italy in September for my "senior year abroad," I brought a large suitcase and a medium-sized one, both full of items I thought were absolutely vital for my every-day life.

I Still Just Don't Understand

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I have been living my dream in Italy since September, so I have been watching and learning and trying hard to comprehend since then, with mixed succes...

Tips for Avoiding a Rental Scam

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Money
Elizabeth Pullman

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.

Beauty and Art, Everywhere...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

In Florence, a city dense with beauty and stimulation, the shop windows are gorgeous and enticing.

10 Parties to Throw in Your Apartment

Uloop | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Uloop

By the time the end of December rolls around, everyone is already tired of Christmas parties. However, in the middle of the summer, they're sure to feel different.