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The 10 Residents Every Landlord Encounters

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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.

I Needed a Pedicure in Italy

Paula H. Noe | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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.