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

How to spend your first day at The Heritage by Common

Your new home is all-inclusive and only a block away from Central Park.

Apartment Searching

5 Free Things to Do in Shaw, Washington D.C.

Exploring, learning, listening to music, taking classes — they won’t cost you a dime in Shaw, a vibrant neighborhood in D.C.

Apartment Searching

5 must-haves for your first week in your first solo apartment

Moving into your first solo-apartment? Read our list for your 5 must haves for your first week, from the necessary to the not-so-obvious.

Apartment Searching

How to get things done working from your small apartment

Work and home CAN be a match made in productivity heaven — all you need is a dash of creativity and our expert tips.

Apartment Searching

5 things I wish I knew before moving to San Francisco

Aimee Rancer shares her tips.

Apartment Searching

Tips for cooking in small kitchens and kitchenettes

Small kitchens are an unfortunate fact of city life, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave home cooking behind.