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Renter-Friendly Ways to Hide Cable Boxes + Home Tech | Apartment Therapy


There should be a medical or scientific term for that visceral aversion to seeing cords and ugly electronic boxes (something on par with trypophobia for example). 103 more words

The connected renter: How to make your apartment smarter

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Name a home appliance or product, and there’s probably a smart version of it today. But for the renters among us, it can be tricky to navigate the aisles of smart light bulbs, thermostats, air conditioners, and vacuums to pick out devices that won’t jeopardize your security deposit. 994 more words

Technology

Buying Remains 36% Cheaper than Renting!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. 173 more words

Buyers

A Peak into the World of Homeownership

This is a topic of great personal interest to me. It’s something I’ve discussed with family and friends on numerous occasions, and it’s something that I’ve looked into quite a bit. 1,069 more words

Contemporary Issues

The renters' initiative

Now that the initiative drafted by the Alameda Renters’ Coalition has qualified for the November ballot, how should one evaluate the merits of the proposed Charter amendment? 1,817 more words

Housing

Renters: You're paying more for less space

If you feel like the walls are closing in on you, you might be right. New apartments hitting the rental market in 2016 are 8% smaller than they were 10 years ago, according to… 120 more words

OC Real Estate

The Benefits and Downsides of Buying a Home vs. Renting a House

No one can say that buying a home is just a piece of cake. Upfront costs associated with buying one is not just sum of money you can have in a matter of time.  636 more words