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5 Major Perks of Living in Austin, Texas, as Told by Transplants

Austin, Texas isn’t your average small Southern town. The Texas capital embodies a big city vibe that makes it the culture center of the Lone Star State. In recent years, Austin has become a magnet for college graduates and young adults in search of something new. In fact, the city is one of the country’s […]

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First-Hand Advice on Avoiding Political Drama With Your Roommate

The 2016 primaries are in full swing and in a city of thousands or millions you’re bound to meet at least one person who disagrees with your politics. Whether you’re rooting for Donald Trump (here’s what we imagine he’d be like as a roommate, in case you’re wondering), trolling a Ted Cruz rally or crossing […]

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5 Ingenious Design Tips to Living Large From Tiny House Owners

In recent years, the tiny house movement has taken the nation by storm with a high demand for tiny house shows on major TV networks. But while many singles, couples and even families with children have been diving into tiny living with open arms — whether to create a more intimate family environment or to […]

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5 Proven Tips to Securing Apartments in Dallas

In metros across the nation, renters are seeing a common trend: skyrocketing demand and diminishing supply. Even in cities where housing hasn’t traditionally been so cutthroat, it’s a new game today. Take Texas, for example: Today, apartments in Dallas turn over at the speed of light. The vacancy rate has fallen 5 percent since 2006, […]

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Beware of Oral Leases When House Hunting in Baltimore

When you think of a lease, you probably picture a formally typed document outlining terms of your agreement to rent — some of it so laden with lawyer-speak, you hope you know what it is you’re agreeing to. But all that lingo serves a purpose to protect you and the landlord equally, which is why […]

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Foreclosure Eviction: How Roommates in Chicago Can Protect Themselves

After a long and gruesome move, you’ve finally just settled down into your new apartment in Chicagoland. As you plop down onto the couch and kick up your feet to unwind, a foreclosure is the furthest thing from your mind. You signed a lease — you can’t be kicked out unfairly, right? Even the most […]

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Why The Expat Experience Makes For Good Entrepreneurs

FROM FORBES:  There are many immigrants at the helm of the world’s largest companies. In fact, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, Intel’s Andrew Grove, the list goes on. Why do so many expats seem to have entrepreneurialism in their blood? Find out […]

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More on The Shared Economy: For Millennials, Shared Living is Becoming a New Way of Life

FROM HUFFINGTON POST:  Once, living with roommates or housemates was a necessary way station between dorm life and settling down to buy a family home. Now, shared living is a bona fide life stage not only for millennials, but increasingly for Americans of all ages. Shared living can mean anything from standard shared apartments to […]

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Use a Roommate Finder in San Diego to Rent Big

If you’re thinking about relocating to San Diego, you might want to start with a roommate finder first. Though the rent isn’t as scary as other parts of California, it’s far from cheap but certainly tight on space. In fact, while the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the city was around $1,900 as of […]

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Where to Find Affordable Apartments for Rent in Seattle

In cities where rent control reigns, housemates can hope to find some security in an unpredictable housing climate. But in Washington State, rent control is illegal, meaning even if your landlord can’t increase the rent during the lease term (without an army of lawyers, at least), they can set the rent price to whatever they want […]