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.

Local Highlights

What to expect from Common Racine

Our third coliving home in Chicago is opening this month, and you’re going to love it.


How to be an amazing host

When you live in a beautiful home, you’ll always want to invite people over and show them a good time. Here are a few tips to up your game.

Apartment Searching

Coliving: the top 4 things you need to know

We like to think of our homes as friendly, with a “Know Your Neighbor” ethos.


Coliving gift guide

If you have a friend that lives in one of our coliving homes, you probably already know that a lot comes included with membership.


Why it’s important to know your neighbors

A 2010 Pew Research Center survey found that the majority of American adults (57%) knew only some or none of their neighbors by name.

Interior Design

Succulents: how to plant them (and keep them alive)

Here are the top 3 tips to perfect your succulent planting and keeping.