Renting vs. Owning: A Profile of Minneapolis Housing Trends

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Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and, together with its twin city St. Paul, constitutes one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. It has long been a center of commerce, first as a hub for grain mills and the lumber trade, and more recently as the global headquarters for five Fortune 500 companies, including […]

4 Chicago Tenant Rights Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You to Know

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As a renter in Chicago, you’re subject to a tough apartment market place and some of the highest rents in the nation. Vacancy rates have been dropping for a decade — meaning apartments are becoming less available, which pushes rents higher for remaining listings. But even in a city like Chicago, landlords don’t have all […]

National Apartment Report: June 2017

Philly Takes Top Spot in June 2017 Rent Hikes

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Although nationwide one-bedroom rents have nearly returned to their January 2017 mark of $1,016 — after a March low point of $1,003 — in certain cities, rent prices have been more volatile. For the first time this year, New Orleans has fallen out of the nation’s top 10 for greatest rent rises. In its stead, […]

Fun in the Sun: 4 Madison Apartment Complexes with Rooftop Pools

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Madison is a college town, so it’s not surprising that every year thousands of renters find themselves combing the listings for cheap apartments near the UW campus. Increasingly, though, college-aged renters in Madison have more plush options at their disposal. Over the past 10 years, luxury apartment complexes aimed at college students have become more […]

A Look at Working Students Across the Country

The Old College Try

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A college education — according to President Obama, The New York Times, and pretty much every economist in the country — is increasingly necessary in today’s economy. A 2015 study by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that from 1967 to 2007, the number of high-skill jobs requiring a college degree rose 14%, […]