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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 […]

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Houses for Rent in Houston Get Cheaper as Market Cools

Newsflash: Houses for rent in Houston, Texas are hot in demand —  and supply. In recent years, America’s fourth largest city has shown an impressive ability to keep up with fierce housing demands in the wake of a new trend to rent in Texas. As a result, Houston renters aren’t struggling nearly as badly with rent inflation and […]

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The Solution to a Shortage of Apartments For Rent in Dallas

In case you haven’t heard, people are flocking to Texas. The state, which boasts a burgeoning tech industry, warm weather and plenty of friendly faces has become the nation’s hotbed for renters in recent years. As a result, apartments for rent in Dallas — which has seen the second largest population boom in Texas — have become hot […]

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Roommates in Philadelphia Opting For Single-Family Homes

Looking for roommates in Philadelphia? Check the single-family houses. That’s right: Contrary to the idealistic image of roommates stacking up in a chic little apartment or flat, one in five renters in Philadelphia are living the spacious life in a single-family house, according to a new study by the NYU Furman Center. In fact, the […]

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5 Tips For Living With an International Roommate

Can you imagine moving to a new country and navigating the rental landscape? The American rental market can be difficult to navigate even for someone born and raised in the same neighborhood, so we can only imagine how intimidating it can be for an international roommate. To really understand their experience, we went straight to […]

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Help! My Roommate Smokes and I Don’t

Even though you’ve staved off the temptation and tried hard to avoid second-hand smoke, you just found out your roommate smokes (next time you’ll make sure to use a roommate finder that prevents unpleasant surprises like these). Smoking cigarettes used to be in vogue, but their well-known health risks have made the practice less socially […]

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4 Non-Political Spots Roommates in Washington Will Love

You’ve pledged your allegiance to a political candidate, followed the debates and made your obligatory visits to the White House and Washington Monument. Now that America’s political hub is your new home , you’ve committed to fulfilling your duties as model roommates in Washington. But despite going through the motions, you’re not into politics as […]

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An Intro to Biking Laws for Roommates in Washington D.C.

One of the best offerings the northeast metros have is their variety of transportation options. If using public transportation or driving through hour-long traffic aren’t your preferred methods of getting around, biking through the capital city is another great option. For roommates in Washington D.C., who are already battling rising rent costs, using programs like Capital […]

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Houses for Rent in Boston in Higher Demand Than Ever

Alright, so Boston is an expensive place to live. Where isn’t these days (besides Texas)? Prices on apartments and houses for rent in Boston increased by nearly 6 percent in 2015 — the most rapid rise in at least six years. Much to the dismay of students and young professionals, Boston is just one of […]