2017's WORST Landlords in Philadelphia

2017's WORST Landlords in Philadelphia

*Powered by WhoseYourLandlord* Below, are the worst landlords and property management companies in Philadelphia this year. All the information provided is based on user generated reviews collected on WhoseYourLandlord.com. The list comes complete with the average score, renter recommendation percentage, and a recent renter review. 1. ...

The Internet And Our Changing Habits Are Killing Malls Across America

The Internet And Our Changing Habits Are Killing Malls Across America

Over the last five years, there’s been no shortage of millennial think pieces addressing the way we live, navigate, and see ourselves in the world. And, honestly, this write up may fall right into that category, too. In fact, this will be the first piece in a little series I do touching on how the internet and our shifting behaviors hav ...

Jared Kushner: Senior Advisor To The President And Baltimore Slumlord

Jared Kushner: Senior Advisor To The President And Baltimore Slumlord

Disclaimer: Growing up, I lived in and around Baltimore for eleven years. So, you can imagine, when I came across a piece in the New York Times which was speaking on spurned, unjustly treated residents of Baltimore, I took great interest. What made the story even more intriguing was the subject of the investigative piece - Jared Kushner. ...

Upcoming Shows In Philadelphia

Upcoming Shows In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to some of the world's coolest venues, both historically and artistically. Now I might be a bit biased (as a former Entertainment & Arts Management major at Drexel University), I'm partial to the city's music venues, soaked with the sweat of musicians past and present, some with crumbling ceilings and speakers tha ...

A Personal Look At How The US Public Housing System Is Failing Its Residents

A Personal Look At How The US Public Housing System Is Failing Its Residents

“I’m just happy and grateful to have a place to call home,” said Christina Whitehurst, a single mother, and resident of the Johnson Homes projects located in North Philadelphia. Seeing her children run around their new home, braid each other’s hair, and share laughs immediately make you understand why this woman, who once lived in ...

How NYC Is “Solving” The Homelessness Issue It Created For Itself

How NYC Is “Solving” The Homelessness Issue It Created For Itself

Over the last three years, NYC has seen its homeless population swell to record numbers. There are now an estimated 60,000 homeless people living in the city - the highest total ever recorded. The problem is so out of hand, NYC has been using taxpayer money to rent out spaces in hotels serving as makeshift shelters. Understand, beyo ...

Renters Insurance:  What You Need To Know

Renters Insurance: What You Need To Know

Picture this: You tell your landlord day after day there are issues with your apartment’s plumbing system. For months, the problem goes unchecked. Towards the middle of the summer, it rains non-stop for two weeks straight. You have a part-time job and you are a full-time grad student. During the intense rainfall, you come home lat ...

Top 50 US Cities Riddled With BedBugs (by Orkin)

Top 50 US Cities Riddled With BedBugs (by Orkin)

My first and only run in with bedbugs was no joke. I stripped my bed of all the sheets and blankets, inflated my air mattress, placed it on top the bed, put a blanket on top of that, kept the lights on, and then slept in a sleeping bag on top of this self-made mountain, just so I would feel a little more comfortable at night. Needless t ...

How A Half Century Of Redlining Successfully Segregated American Neighborhoods

How A Half Century Of Redlining Successfully Segregated American Neighborhoods

Home ownership – the means by which most Americans begin to generate familial wealth. Understanding this, I wanted to take a look at the history of home ownership, dating from the 1930’s through present day, and find out exactly how redlining impacted housing segregation in the United States, especially amongst the African American an ...

How Shifting Millennial Habits Will Affect the Rental Space in 2017

How Shifting Millennial Habits Will Affect the Rental Space in 2017

2016 will go down as one of the most fascinating years in history – from losing some of the most influential folks of our time, to the lowest levels of humanity being experienced in countries like Syria, to Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump in the western world. Through all the craziness of the year that was, some other notable things ...

Cuddle Up With This Cozy Playlist

Cuddle Up With This Cozy Playlist

Creating the perfect playlist to cozy up with is all about honing in on your personal tastes. Generally speaking, music deemed perfect for sweater weather is acoustic. That's the point of a cozy playlist, right? You're not going to include songs with wailing guitar or heart-pounding drum solos. I myself am a lover of the long, hot days o ...

New York City Fining Airbnb Users $7500 For Posting Their Homes

New York City Fining Airbnb Users $7500 For Posting Their Homes

It’s no secret, technology moves faster than government policies can keep up. Nowadays, rising tech companies look to hire lobbyists and former policymakers the same way they look to hire new dev talent. Airbnb is no different. Since its start in 2007, Airbnb has made it easier for normal people to make extra income by renting out thei ...