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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

Crown Heights vs. Bed-Stuy: Which Brooklyn neighborhood is right for you?

Two popular neighborhoods with plenty to offer new and local New Yorkers.

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Eastlake: a Hidden Treasure of Seattle

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

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An inside look at Common Violet in Pilsen, Chicago

What was once a church, a hotel, or a single family home can be transformed into shared apartments at an attainable price — without losing the building’s charm.

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From Brookland to Capitol Hill: Which D.C. neighborhood is right for you?

Moving to Washington D.C. can present a unique challenge as you try to decipher which neighborhood is the best fit.

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5 things you didn’t know (but should) about Point Richmond

Overflowing with charm, Point Richmond offers a laid-back alternative to the bustle of San Francisco with many of the same advantages.

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3 ways to spend the day near Lincoln Square by Common

From the art obsessed to the aspiring chef.