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5 Of the Most Rapidly Gentrifying Cities in America

Gentrification is happening nationwide, with corner shops closing down, rent prices rising, and swanky new nightlife popping up in cities all over the country. But revitalization, and the subsequent gentrification is affecting areas at different rates. Read on for a round up of the five most rapidly gentrifying cities in America.

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Current Rent Trends in Brooklyn and Manhattan

New York is a notoriously expensive city, but average rental costs do fluctuate over time. In the past year there has been a slight downward trend of rental prices in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Minor declines in the early spring made way to more noticeable dips in rent in the summer months as new developments drove up vacancy rates across the city.

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The Surprising City with a Big Millennial Population

When people talk about the migration patterns of millennials, the conversation usually centers on the biggest urban areas, New York and Los Angeles, or hipster approved cities like Seattle and Austin. But the city with the largest proportion of millennials rarely appears on these lists. It's Salt Lake City, Utah. Surprising, huh? It shouldn't be. With a strong job market, affordable housing and beautiful natural scenery, it's a wonder everyone hasn't moved to Salt Lake.

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The Best Uses for a Spare Bedroom

So, you’ve found the perfect apartment. It has everything you could want: a spacious kitchen, an outdoor space, stainless steel appliances, the works. It also has a second bedroom. If you only need one, it can be hard to imagine what to do with that second room, especially if the rest of your apartment is pretty spacious. What can you do with that second room? We’ve rounded up a few ideas to inspire you.

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The Millennial Urban Exodus

Every publication in America claims that all the “millennial generation” cares about is avocado toast, Snapchat, and living in the big city. However, studies show that this isn’t necessarily the case. Despite preconceptions that millennials are concentrating in coastal urban areas, in reality, many of them are moving out of the cities in search of affordable housing.

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Living In America: The Housing Search in San Francisco

When Christoffer Thygesen moved to the Bay Area, he knew the housing search would be challenging, but he had no idea how hard it would be. A data scientist at Square, Christoffer grew up outside of San Francisco, near Palo Alto. After spending four years in Pittsburgh for college, he returned to Northern California to take a job in San Francisco.

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When Is the Best Time to Start Your Apartment Search?

There are many factors determining the ideal time to start your apartment search, depending on your definition of “ideal,” and the city you are renting in. When looking for housing, a little bit of strategy can go a long way. Read on for tips on timing your housing search. Looking for Value Most ...

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Should You Rent A House Or An Apartment?

When looking for housing, one of the big decisions you must make is whether to rent a house or an apartment. Each type of housing has it’s own advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the best option for you will depend on your lifestyle and budget. Below, we break down the pros and cons of renting each type of property.

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No car, no problem. For many urban dwellers a car isn't necessary. If you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars each month on car payments, insurance, and gas, consider moving to one of these cities that make car-less living easy.

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Almost everyone recommends that you have renter’s insurance, but what does that actually mean? Although some people believe that renter’s insurance is unnecessary, they couldn’t be more wrong. Even if you don’t own property such as a house or condo, you still need insurance. Your landlord has their own homeowner’s insurance to cover any damage that may occur to their structure, but that policy doesn’t cover all of the stuff inside the building. If you are a renter, you need renter’s insurance to ease the burden of replacing your possessions in the case of a disaster.

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Beware of rental ad scams: Rent Jungle is a rental search engine for apartment hunters and is not responsible for the content of rental listings found on the site. Rent Jungle encourages you to use common sense while apartment hunting. Beware of fraudulent listings. Click here to learn about common scams.