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IRS' Simpler Home Tax Deduction Cuts Through the Clutter

The structure of the traditional job market has shifted drastically in recent years and as more Americans are working from home, it's important that they are correctly and accurately claiming home office tax deductions. The number of people who worked at home at least one day per week grew to 13.4 million in 2010 from 9.5... Continue Reading »

How to Make Extra Money by Subletting

When Erica Barth, co-founder of the Harlem Yoga Studio, in New York City got her business going, she found a commercial space within a residential building and subleased it from a resident in the building. "We worked closely with the daughter of the owner of the building," says Barth. "And we just assumed everything was... Continue Reading »

Why Move When You Can Improve? Time to Renovate Is Now

Don't let the slow real estate market keep you from having the home of your dreams. You don't have to move, you just need to improve. And this is the perfect time to do so. Never before have all the stars been so perfectly aligned to facilitate the remodeling needed to give you your perfect palace. Materials costs have... Continue Reading »

Buy These Used Items to Spruce Up Your Space

Sometimes the best things for your apartment come free – or at least cheaply. U.S. News and World Report fills us in on the "21 Things You Should Never Buy New," including several items that we think all penny-pinching renters must be aware of. Best of all, summertime is a great season for finding deals and steals... Continue Reading »

What's Hot on RentedSpaces This Week

Turn your apartment into a high-end photo gallery, then learn to stylishly stash your booze and your baby! It was all here on RentedSpaces this week. See what else we've got for you: No Outdoor Space? 10 Good Alternatives Don't let a lack of outdoor personal space stand in the way of your fresh-air fun this summer -- here... Continue Reading »

Home Office: Make Room for Baby -- on a Budget

Living in the city has its perks, but it can also involve some sacrifices. Many apartment dwellers put off starting a family because one sacrifice they don't want to make is giving up their home office for a baby nursery. I am here to tell you "Go forth and multiply," as you can have them both. You may not be able to have... Continue Reading »

Ace of Space: Small Space Solutions for Your Home Office

Whether you work at home or only use your little office to pay the bills, keeping it organized will save you time and headaches. And when friends visit you won't be embarrassed by a desk filled with clutter. Below are a few tips to get your started. 1. Say goodbye to piles. Trinkets and piles take up a lot more space... Continue Reading »

Score Big With a World Cup Home Office

The countdown is on for the FIFA World Cup, giving soccer fans around the world something to cheer about in about three months (the festivities begin June 11). The matches are being held in South Africa this year, so that will mean morning viewing hours for many United States fans. Since watching soccer games at the... Continue Reading »

Rental Design Trends for 2010

Conspicuous consumption is so... not last year. We've checked the tea leaves and it's not slated for a comeback in 2010, either. Cyberhomes featured a great list of five home design trends for 2010. We covered these very peek-into-the-future trends in 2009. Then again, we had the unfair advantage of access to the AOL... Continue Reading »

Developments with That Hip-Factor

Are developers finally getting hip to what renters want? Today, The New York Times reported on Philadelphia's Piazza at Schmidts (left), a mixed-use rental community with some enviable amenities. Developer Bart Blatstein - who prior to this had been building strip malls - turned a former brewery outside Philly's Center... Continue Reading »

Get Rockin' with a Sweet, New Workspace

More people than ever are working from home offices. Yet, fewer apartments offer space designated as a home office. Take a few of these tips and create your own home office, almost instantly! Continue Reading »

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