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‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: Would You Want Kramer as a Neighbor?

Are you friendly with your neighbors? New Yorkers, for better or worse, are stereotyped as being very un-neighborly—most would be categorized as not being able...

‘Gimme Shelter’ with Daniel Gehman: Reading the Tea Leaves on Rent Increase Rates

No, I’m not an official analyst, of course—just someone who’s been in the business for a while and tries to stay in tune with...

Guest Blog: Insights from a Young and Leery New York Renter, Part 1 On Unit Maintenance

Part 1 - On Unit Maintenance Due to less than fortunate experiences, I have dealt with almost every aspect of a real estate company that...

‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: The 9 Best Apartments on TV

Finding a new apartment is stressful. And you always have to make concessions—maybe you give up space for convenience, or you take a walk-up...

‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: Top 10 Things You’ll Never Hear a Renter Say

In honor of David Letterman's 30 years in late night, here is a Top 10 list of things you'll never hear a renter say: 10....

‘Gimme Shelter’ with Daniel Gehman: Solar Decathlon Heads West

I did a double take when I picked up my local newspaper last Saturday and saw a headline and thumbnail image proclaiming the Solar...

‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: 7 Things Renters in Their 70s and Beyond Want in an Apartment (And 1 Bonus)

Whether they're seniors looking for housing or they're looking for "seniors housing," renters in their 70s and beyond have specific wants and needs on...

‘Gimme Shelter’ with Daniel Gehman: An Apartment Bubble? Seriously?

Recently I’ve heard murmuring from a couple different quarters that there could be a bubble forming in the rental housing sector. It has been...

‘What Renters Want’ With Jessica Fiur: What Renters in Their Late 20s to Mid 30s Are Looking For

It's an odd renter group, those in their late 20s to mid 30s. They no longer want the same things that renters in their...

‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: 4 Things Renters in Their Early 20s Want (And 2 They Don’t)

Remember when you were little and considered chicken nuggets and a soda the epitome of fine dining? (Actually, I still do, but that's neither...

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