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April is Fair Housing Month, a time to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, which protects renters from illegal discrimination. Learn about your rights under this important law.

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Should You Move in With Your Significant Other? When?

Wednesday April 16, 2014

If you're in a serious relationship but you're currently living alone, you might be wondering if it's time to move in together. Rent.com sought insight into this common situation by surveying 1,000 co-habitating renters about when is the right time to move in with a significant other.

According to the survey, 27% of respondents said they moved in with their partner after dating for less than six months, although only 7% actually recommend such quick action.

While 18% of respondents didn't think couples should move in together until after marriage, many renters noted benefits of doing so. Nearly half of renters (49%) said that the greatest benefit to moving in together was the opportunity to spend more time together, while 32% of respondents credited co-habitation with discovering if their significant other was "the one."

What advice would you give to renters who are considering moving in with their significant other?

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What Type of Person Makes the Best Roommate?

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Who makes the best roommate candidates? Is rooming with a close friend best? What about a co-worker, or a stranger?

Your current relationship with a roommate candidate may make a successful roommate relationship with that person more -- or less -- likely.

Here's a handy guide to which types of current relationships are most likely to make for good roommate relationships, and which ones may be more challenging.

Got a story to tell on how you went about finding the right roommate? Share it here!

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Should You Rent Alone?

Monday April 14, 2014

No matter what a well meaning friend or relative might tell you, there's no one right answer to the question of whether it's better to live with a roommate or live alone. That's an important question that each individual apartment hunter must answer, based on his or her current needs and circumstances.

To help you decide if renting with a roommate is the right choice for you, take a moment to consider the pros and cons.

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The Most Expensive Places in the World to Rent Apartments

Wednesday April 9, 2014

According to Global Property Guide, the most expensive place in the world to rent an apartment is Monaco. The average monthly rental there for an apartment that's roughly 1,292 square feet fetches $10,099 per month. Rounding out the top five are London, Hong Kong Island, Singapore, and Moscow.

Check out the full list of Global Property Guide's "world's most expensive cities," which is updated regularly.

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