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5 Must-Haves For Your Shared Kitchen Recommended by Nutritionists

One of the most exciting things about moving to a new city or neighborhood are the restaurants you get to add to your must-try list. (Chances are there are a handful of mouthwatering places on your block alone.) But as much those dollar slices and falafels are calling your name, your wallet and waistline will […]

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Renters’ Rights: Does My Landlord Have to Provide Hot Water?

You don’t need “Game of Thrones” to tell you this, but winter is indeed coming. And that means those hot showers are about to become that much more important to get you through the days. Whether you’re in New York City or San Francisco, a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of either city can easily cost […]

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5 Common Behaviors of a Passive Aggressive Roommate

Life with a roommate isn’t always rainbows and butterflies — even we’ll admit to that. But when you have to share a space with someone, it’s vital you find a way to get along — even if that means looking past the stack of dirty dishes or overflowing garbage can. But when the little stuff becomes […]

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Why Should I Sign a Roommate Agreement?

These days it’s common for even the hardest working young professionals to have roommates well into their careers as a way to save money. So maintaining a peaceful coexistence in your shared living space couldn’t be more important. Whether you’re best friends or strangers, getting along with your roommate on the most basic level is […]

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How San Francisco’s Eviction Protections 2.0 Protects Renters

San Francisco renters can breathe a sigh of relief: The Eviction Protections 2.0 bill passed into law on Oct. 9, 2015, hopefully putting an end to the rise in the city’s no-fault evictions. Advocated by lead author and District 6 Supervisor, Jane Kim, E.P. 2.0 is a landmark legislation that will change the grounds on which […]

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The Eco-Life: 5 Energy-Saving Tips for Renters

Living in big city can be a thing of beauty. Living in a city apartment often times is not. It involves the upstairs neighbors who seem to have decided that 3 a.m. is the best time to push the ol’ bureau around. Sometimes it means walking out your door and into a mountain of trash. […]

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DIY it Together: Wall Stencil Wallpaper

Whether it’s over Netflix and wine or it’s a night out on the town, bonding with your roommate can create a positive atmosphere in any apartment for the years to come. But as exciting as it may be gossiping over bottomless mimosas at brunch or visiting that new creperie down the street, there’s a better way […]

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Having a Senior Roommate

When you think of having roommates in a new city, you might picture a “Friends” situation: a group of 20-somethings fumbling through their careers and relationships, and still having a grand ol’ time because their roommates are awesome. While that sounds fantastic, we’re firm believers that an awesome roommate can be any age. And a recent […]

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3 Awesome Apps For Splitting Bills With Your Roommates

We’re always on the lookout for apps and tools designed to help make life better, whether they make it easier to share bills, organize monthly housekeeping or automate the day-to-day chores. Less stress on your plate and more time to enjoy your digs and explore your neighborhood — it’s a win-win. We’ll tell you what’s […]

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Renters Rights: Can My Landlord Refuse a Service Animal?

It’s no secret that Millennials love their pets. According to recent data, 57 percent of Millennial households own a dog or cat, while another 20 percent plan to get one in the future. And while more and more renters are adopting four-legged friends, it’s not uncommon for apartments to have a “no-pet” policy. So does […]