From random roommate to bestie in five steps, how going from renter to owner changes your politics, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | September 16, 2014 - 10:59AM

Befriend your stranger-danger roommate in five easy steps (My First Apartment)

Tips from a pro apartment stager: get rid of your trash cans, orchids and down-market cookbooks (The Billfold)

Owning instead of renting will change your life, but will it also change your political leanings? (City Lab)

How to hang your artwork so it looks just right (Apartment Therapy)

A guide to Rego Park's high-end new developments (DNAinfo)

When it's time to replace your co-op's windows, don't cut corners on cost (Habitat Magazine)

From the Eater archives, an oldie but a goodie: neighbors who battled a noisy nearby bar with a very literal (and very gross) airing of dirty laundry (Eater NY)

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