Apartment Guide Reveals the Best Cities for Closet Space

If spacious closet real estate is high on your apartment priority list, Apartment Guide has information you need.
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In cities across the country, closet storage varies greatly. Apartment Guide analyzed its own nationwide rental listings, looking specifically at storage square footage. In May, the Huffington Post and Triangle Business Journal reported on Apartment Guide’s research revealing the cities with the largest average closet space. Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Kansas City-Lawrence, Missouri areas topped the list for generous, out-of-the-way storage. After the jump, check out the full list of cities offering more spacious storage.

Follow these tips to  make sure you don’t become a victim of rental fraud.
Follow these tips to make sure you don’t become a victim of rental fraud.
Renter, beware! Not all listing sites on the Internet are what they appear to be. Some hope to take advantage of you, turning your apartment search efforts into a heist of your money and time.
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You have plenty to worry about in the middle of looking for a new apartment, but you must also be aware of online scam situations and potential rental fraud. Follow these tips to help ensure you don’t become a victim!

Who says Valentine’s Day has to be just for lovers? If you ask us, there’s plenty of love to spread around, even to the people you’re not romantically involved with – like, for example, your roommate. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to do something nice for your roomie, just to say “I love you – but in a totally friendly way." Need ideas for something sweet to do for your roommate? We’ve got you covered:

Spring is here, which means it’s time for a seasonal apartment makeover. According to our recent survey, renters strongly prefer decorating with earthy tones like “leafy greens and soil-like browns.” But not everyone likes to play it safe. Vibrant hues and pretty pastels are the way forward, at least for the next few months.

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For all the risk-takers out there, brighter days are in store - and we’re not talking about outside! Whether it’s a little or a lot, brilliant colors help to highlight (see what we did there?) the best features of your apartment.

When you think of Seattle, chances are you think of rain, coffee, grunge music and the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. So what are the city's hottest neighborhoods? We rank them according to how often they’re searched on ApartmentGuide.com and how many social hotspots are located in each.

rent prices getting cheaper

If you think the rent is too damn high, you’re in luck – if you live in a city where rent prices are actually going down. Rent prices are going up nationwide by 4 percent on average, according to the National Association of Realtors. But Apartment Guide data has revealed several areas where the rent has been getting cheaper over the past year. We compared the median of the entry-level rent prices for apartment communities across the nation from May 1, 2013, to May 1, 2014, and found several areas in which there was a decrease in rent prices:

No matter how much you clean, there’s always something else that needs your attention. Whether it’s mopping floors, vacuuming up the evidence of your last snack, or scraping soap scum, cleaning your apartment can take up all of your time.…