11 small apartment design and organization hacks

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Apartment living can mean sacrificing space for an ideal location, cheap rent or other amenities. With one bedroom apartments averaging 721 square feet in Los Angeles, 768 in Chicago and 654 in Austin, even the smallest of organizing efforts can make a big difference. To make the most of your small space, we scoured... read

Security deposit: What it is and how to get most of it back

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A security deposit is the money a landlord will take when you move into a new place. Some may break the deposit down into labels like “cleaning deposit,” “pet deposit,” “key deposit,” etc., but it’s all the same – you have to hand over a certain amount of cash in case you (or your pet) totally trash the... read

8 studio apartments that will make you forget you even want a bedroom

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Usually touted as “cozy” or “quaint,” the studio apartment has long been the go-to place for those looking for minimalist living, or a lower-cost space in a higher-cost rental market (we’re looking at you, San Francisco). For its notorious lack of space, the studio has its benefits: it’s cheaper to decorate... read

RadPad makes renting a social experience

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RadPad has long been a more friendly, social way to hunt for apartments. Connect your Facebook or LinkedIn and easily see who in your network is also looking for new digs. Today, we're taking that a step further with two new introductions to RadPad: Use your connections to get a recommendation with the... read

Is Renting Like Dating?

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UH-OH. It’s the second week of February and you still don't have an apartment or a date. That’s OK—with the remaining time, a few swipes and reading the below, you can get yourself a place to lay your head and maybe a bedmate? Big revelation: Men and women are different. In order to preserve our sanity, the truth... read

Are You Overspending on Rent? Here’s the Rule

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When you’re looking for a place to live, the most important and probably the most intimidating step is figuring out how much to spend on rent. Here’s a rule of thumb: Thou shalt not commit more than 30 percent of thine income to housing. In other words, do not spend more than 30% of your paycheck on rent. This seems... read

Wait, they roomed together? Surprising celeb duos who once lived together

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What if your roommate was a future Oscar winner? You would probably think twice about pissing them off with passive-aggressive notes, obviously! Long before they were stars, and before the multi-million dollar paychecks and enormous homes, some of today's hottest celebrities lived a lot like us. Life as a struggling... read

Have roommates? Pay with RadPad and pay your rent together!

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Not long after we released Pay with RadPad last October, allowing renters to easily pay rent to their landlord with a credit or debit card, we quickly got to work on Pay with RadPad Roommates. A lot of us at RadPad have roommates and while using Pay with RadPad makes it incredibly easy and convenient to pay our own... read