The Apartment Dweller's Honest Guide to Noisy Neighbors

Learn it, live it. 


Spain's Latest Housing Crisis: Criminals Posing as Fake Landlords

They're getting away with it because the scale of the country's real estate problems is just so big.


The Absurdity of Apartment Ads, Now Brought to Your Grocery List!



5 Apartment Horror Stories Worse Than Having a Kitchen Filled With Raw Sewage

Rotting deer, migrating roaches, and icy stalactites, oh my.

Mike Riggs

Can You Top This Horror Story About a Disastrous Upstairs Neighbor?

We’d like to see you try. (Really.)


Is This Really Beijing's 'Most Outrageous Illegal Structure'?

Local officials say the mountainside villa on top of a Beijing apartment tower will be torn down in the next 15 days.


Urban Home Values Are Rising Faster Than Suburban Ones

Housing prices were up 11.3 percent in cities versus 10.2 percent in suburban neighborhoods.


Yes, Paris Is Wealthy, But Some Parts Are Much Wealthier Than Others

A series of maps reveals the subtlety of central Parisian economic geography.

This Is Why You Firmly Anchor Your Construction Crane

Time for a cigarette break out on my balcony – AGGH!

Michael Wolf

The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

Sebastian Mariscal

Is Boston Ready for an Apartment Building That Bars Cars?

A proposed development in the city underscores the tradeoffs and design challenges of building cities around the car.


The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

Providence Arcade, Ben Jacobsen and the Rhode Island Collection

One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments

The Arcade Providence will offer 48 units starting at $550 a month.

In Search of the Cheapest American Cities for Beer Drinkers

A new cost-of-living calculator lets you plan your next move based on a city's bar density and price of a six-pack.


The Quiet Rise of the Much-Maligned Condo

You may be living in one yourself in the near future.


Why Are Londoners Building Slums in Their Backyards?

Quasi-legal buildings are popping up for rent all over the city, and officials are doing little to regulate these Dickensian dwellings.

Courtesy of Building Stories

The Intimacy of Apartment Living, Captured in a Graphic Novel Box Set

Chris Ware chats about his imaginative new work, Building Stories.


Fear of a Tiny Apartment

By endorsing smaller and smaller living spaces, are we creating a world in which only the very wealthy can live in anything more than sardine-can habitats?