News and Trends - Communal Living Resources Blog by Common


Looking for the latest news on coliving and apartment-hunting? As the largest coliving startup in the country, it’s something Common knows a little about - and yes, we’re happy to share!

Here on the Common blog, you’ll find must-read stories about the ever-changing world of modern renting. That means new trends in real estate, important changes to the rental economy, the development of affordable housing, and the evolution of coliving. Apartment life is a big part of everyone’s world - it’s only natural that we want to help you stay informed about it. And hey, you might even see a tidbit or two about Common here.

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What to expect from Common Briar in Chicago

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What is coliving?

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Why you should be excited about Common Melrose

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What to expect from Common Melrose in Los Angeles

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What to expect from Common Cypress

Our newest home in Ridgewood is now open. Check out Common Cypress and the neighborhood’s eclectic and chic destinations.