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Mmmmm ... doughnuts. Which of these divine doughnut stops have you tried?

A culinary medium lending itself to unique combinations, outrageous toppings and crazy shapes, the doughnut is one of the most versatile foods around. The Dutch are largely credited with inventing doughnuts in the 19th century, but you don’t have to travel to Europe to try this treat, as some of the best fried rings can be found stateside (and no, we’re not talking about Krispy Kreme). Since the month of October is National Doughnut Month, you’ll want to go ahead and start planning ahead with our list of the best doughnut places nationwide. After all, who can resist the siren call of a hot, freshly made doughnut glistening with glaze?

available apartments

As a renter, you want to be able to find the perfect available apartment for your needs – that means the right price, location, and amenities. But that’s easier to find in some places than others. According to the National Association of Realtors, in the apartment rental market – aka multifamily housing -- vacancy rates are likely to stay about the same in the near future, with new construction rising to meet increased demand for rental spaces. The top cities that are considered “renter’s markets” have the highest vacancy rates, leaving many options open to renters.

emptiest-cities

If you’re looking for rental deals, you’re likely to find them in one of America’s emptiest cities — places hit hard by the real estate downturn and a weak job market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of vacant properties, which includes both apartment units and unoccupied homes for sale, has risen by nearly 44 percent nationwide since 2000. While rental rates are rising in most cities across the country as the popularity of renting increases, the market has yet to recover in certain cities. Read about five empty cities where it’s definitely still a renter's market, as interpreted in this CNBC report.

More and more customers are using mobile technology as their only means of shoppping

As the world continues to move online at a fast pace, a world of mobile technology has opened up that can position your properties in front of prospective renters quickly, attractively, and effectively. Read on for a quick overview of…

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Join Chuck Martin for an engaging thought leadership webinar highlighting the technological and behavioral changes caused by the Mobile revolution and the implications for marketers everywhere. The massive adoption of smartphones and tablets empowers apartment-seeking consumers like never before and…

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Did you miss the Apartment Guide segment on Lifetime’s “Designing Spaces” the first time around? Set a reminder and your DVR because the segment featuring Apartment Guide partner, Kim Myles, Design Star winner and style expert will re-air on Nov.…

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