Apartment Searching

Finding a new apartment can feel like a full-time job. But with the right tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can find a place you love in no time. Here on the Common blog, we feature the best new stories about apartment hunting - from dealing with brokers and sizing up new living spaces to understanding your lease, finding housemates you love, and avoiding potential apartment pitfalls. We’ll even show you what reasonably-priced real apartments look like in the country’s most exciting neighborhoods.

Of course, scouring cities for the perfect living space isn’t for everyone. If you’re tired of the search, come see what Common has to offer. We’ve already created beautiful shared homes in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Apartment Searching

Can You Negotiate Apartment Rent? 5 key tactics to know.

Signing a lease with a landlord provides more opportunities for negotiating rent then most tenants realize. Here’s how to get a good deal.

Apartment Searching

How to Rent an Apartment for the First Time

Apartment Searching

Eastlake: a Hidden Treasure of Seattle

This gem of a neighborhood is home to houseboats, petanque courts, under-the-radar finds, and a Common home.

Apartment Searching

The ultimate moving checklist: 50 crucial to-dos for a new apartment

Your next move = your best one yet.

Apartment Searching

The 5 best neighborhoods for new New Yorkers

From Manhattan to Queens, these neighborhoods are the best for new New Yorkers looking for a convenient, comfortable home.

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An inside look at The Lanes by Common

Comfortable amenities, beautiful apartments, and sustainable design.