The U.S. has always been a place of open vistas, space in which to spread out. Learn more about U.S. expansion and how it developed.

Apartment Building in Manhattan, New YorkIn a tight real estate market like we have experienced for over the past two years, high demand for rentals puts extra pressure on an assignee. Even astute, resourceful folks who find several good options prior to the tour day are likely to find them already rented. By scheduling an accompanied tour, the assignee can rely on the local real estate expert to pay close attention to the availability of rentals so that their search is more efficient.

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.

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.

rental furniture referralsIf you already rent furniture with CORT, you know how convenient it is to skip the hassle of moving furniture to your new place. So why not spread the word to your friends and earn a $25 VISA® gift card for you and your friends in the process?

student searching for an apartment on a tabletIt’s that time of year again! Most people move during the spring and summer months. If fact, between May and September is the most common time to move into a new apartment. If you’re beginning the process of apartment hunting, you know that this can quickly become a daunting task. With so many sources of information at your fingertips, it can be difficult to know where to even begin.

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cort's ann sennewaldBy Ann Sennewald, CORT’s VP of Merchandising

I recently returned from my annual trek to the High Point Market in High Point, NC, which is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 buyers to the home fashion mecca every six months. One item that always makes it on my packing list is a pair of comfortable shoes to help me get through the 180 buildings, featuring thousands of new product introductions that make interior designers and product merchandisers, like me, salivate.

woman cookingThe CORT merchandising team attended the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, where over 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries came together to debut thousands of new and innovative products for the home!

Re-accessorizing for a spring spruce upIt may not seem like it in most parts of the country right now, but spring is just a few weeks away.  While you are cooped up inside waiting for the temperature to rise, look for areas where you can add accessories to breathe new life into your home.  Accents such as faux trees and plants, mirrors, area rugs, lamps, and artwork can take any space from drab to fab without spending a fortune.

cort furniture design trendsI just returned from a trip across the pond where I attended the Interiors UK show in Birmingham. The largest furniture show in the United Kingdom, this show offers a unique opportunity for retailers, interior designers, architects and contractors to experience an array of inspiring interiors products from more than 600 exhibitors, including new options for furniture, lighting, flooring, soft furnishings and accessories.

ellington_living_room_with_allegro_tableSpring is finally in the air, which means now is the perfect time to give your home a makeover with a clean, new look. There are multitudes of quick, easy and affordable ways to go beyond traditional spring-cleaning that will refresh the look of your home completely. We’ve put together a few of the best spring makeover tips to brighten up any house!