bike to work

If you’ve ever envied those cyclists whizzing by your car, you might want to look into the option of riding your bike to work. Not only will your commute be more pleasant, but it’s a great way to stay in shape. However, being in the right location is key, as well as a few other factors. Here’s some things to consider in your quest to bike to work.

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With its great neighborhoods, excellent foods and culture galore, Chicago remains one of the top spots for people looking to rent. However, this means some of the suburbs get overlooked. Suburban life in Chicago can offer just as much excitement and amenities as the city itself, and are well worth a look for young families or professionals looking to escape the full-time hustle and bustle of the Windy City.

what is rent control

What is rent control? Many associate it with apartments in high rent areas like New York, a city well known for rent control. It controls rent prices, but who benefits from the program? Which apartments qualify?

gym etiquette

A gym is a great perk of apartment living, adding to your quality of life in more than one way. But your gym etiquette (or lack thereof) could make the wrong impression, turning off neighbors, potential friends and even management. Here are some tips so you make a good impression in your apartment community's fitness center.

2017 sofa trends

Your sofa just might be the most important piece of furniture you own. And while it’s a good idea to buy one that’s timeless enough to look great for years to come, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with the design trends of right now. These 2017 sofa trends are a way to anchor your living or family room with style and personality—without boxing yourself into a look that limits your room from evolving over the years.

what is a coop

Co-op apartments are worth knowing about, and are fairly common in major metros, including New York and D.C. Apartments within “co-ops” can sometimes be rented, so it’s worth understanding what cooperative buildings are, how they work, and what tenants might expect when looking at renting an apartment in one of them.

what you need for a party

Whether you like to attend social events, host them yourself - or both! - it's a good idea to keep some things on hand at all times. That way, you don't have to run out to the store just because you've accepted a last-minute invitation or invited someone over. Here's a short list of items to keep in your cabinets, pantry or fridge.

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