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 Forward Mail to Another Address

Everything you need to know about forwarding your mail to a new home.

Apartment Searching

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.

Apartment Searching

How Much Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

How often and by how much can your landlord increase rent? Read on to learn more.

Apartment Searching

An inside look at Common McCormick

Located in the South Loop, Common McCormick offers Chicago renters their own private corner in one of the country’s greatest cities.

Apartment Searching

What you can rent in Mar Vista for under $2000/month

This Westside neighborhood in Los Angeles has soared in popularity over the past year.

Apartment Searching

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

Your next move = your best one yet.