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New Apartment BuildingsWe thought you might want to see some of our findings on the national rental market as the summer comes to a conclusion. To stay updated on the current market, CORT continually scours several sources for rental market intelligence and stays in contact with property managers throughout the country. We also gain great insight into markets via our ApartmentSearch.com website.

St. Louis SkylineA few words of praise about America’s older industrial cities: they sometimes receive a bad rap from the press, and unfortunately from some relocation folks. But it’s important to understand that places like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis offer many attractive lifestyle options from downtown lofts in lively neighborhoods to leafy suburbs.

179276480A recent study about new directions in our driving preferences states how millennials are leading a trend to driving less. But really, it’s not about what they don’t want that’s most interesting, it’s about what they do want: walkable communities.

Student Moving to CollegeThe start of another school year is right around the corner! Whether you are returning for another year or beginning your very first semester, the process of moving into college housing or off campus apartments can be stressful. Often times, it is hard to figure out where to even begin!

To help you through the process, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.

Crowd at Music ConcertRecently moved your sofa up three flights of stairs? Stuck with outdated or hand-me-down furniture? That’s when you should’ve called CORT! We can help with all of your furniture and relocation needs – from renting furniture to helping you move and set up your new place. If you have a similar story, share it with us to be eligible to win a trip for two to the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival from October 10-12!

CORT_Couple-MovingCongratulations! Graduation has passed and you are starting your next big adventure. Very often, this step in your life involves moving to a new apartment or home. Without the services of a moving company, however, this can quickly become a laborious task – exhausting and tedious for everyone involved.

student_apartment_cropLiving in college dorms or apartments can often leave students feeling frustrated or simply indifferent about their décor. Not to mention, many students live with one or more roommates, making decorating a difficult task. However, it is important for students to have a welcoming and relaxing space no matter how temporary the living situation.

watermelon, raspberries and blueberries on a table with a sparklerOutdoor events are one of the great joys of summer. The memories created at a well-planned outdoor event can last a lifetime. With Independence Day on the horizon, we’d like to offer a few planning tips for your next outdoor event.

event furnitureAs the world progresses toward more environmentally-friendly choices to help reduce energy consumption, light-emitting diodes (LED) have become a popular choice for consumers wanting to replace costly and inefficient incandescent bulbs. When it comes to lighting an event, modular LED lightings are a fantastic choice for lowering electricity bills and saving energy. Plus, its singular look will liven up any event.

event furnitureLight-emitting diodes (LED) are not just for holiday decorations anymore. LED lightings exclusively from CORT Event Furnishings, our event furniture rental service, can transform the look and feel of any corporate event, turning bland into brilliant, bright and even colorful. This fabulous new trend in lighting also helps minimize energy consumption costs and keeps the event space cool.

event furniturePlanning a spectacular corporate event or trade show is quite a bit of work. There are thousands of details, large and small, to prepare and logistical issues to work out.  At CORT, we are recognized for our rental and clearance furniture for both businesses and the home.

Cort_behind the scenes-3Each year my team and I load up a truck full of CORT’s newest products and ship them to Alderman Company, a marketing services firm with a large photography facility located in the furniture capital of the world: High Point, North Carolina.

Santa Barbara Outdoor FurnitureThe summer may be more than half way over, but it is not too late to create a fashionable yet functional patio or outdoor space to help you soak up the rest of the warmer months. In addition to serving as a great way to relax or entertain guests, patios are an extension of your home so it is important that they reflect your personal style.

CORT_Office-MeetingEach year I look forward to attending NeoCon®, which is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. This event gathers over 40,000 architecture and design professionals in Chicago for three days of non-stop resources, energy, and ideas.