Liz Steelman, Apartment Therapy

Liz Steelman

Apartment Therapy

New York, United States

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  • Apartment Therapy
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  • Real Simple Magazine

Recent articles by Liz:

Before and After: See This 637 Sq. Ft. Apartment Staged 3 Wildly Different Ways

Because you rarely get to see the before's in a home listing, staging can be a "you have to see it to believe it" phenomenon. Thankfully, McKenzie Ryan, a New York City-based real estate agent, has shared not only the before-and-afters of staging, but also answered all our questions about it. → Read More

How I Solved One of My Biggest Existential Crises With Just $100 and 2-Day Shipping

My existential anxiety is that there are entirely too many books in the world and I probably won't ever get to read all of them. So I've found an unconventional way to make as much dent as possible. → Read More

The One Reddit Thread All Renters (and Frequent Travelers) Should Bookmark

Want to stop playing the "Do I have bed bugs or is this just lint" game? Our real estate editor says to check out this r/BedBugs, where you'll find pictures, testimony, and great advice if there's any chance you have a pest infestation. → Read More

6 Amazon Buys That Make Rental Life So Much More Bearable, Starting at $4

These six items have been vetted by our trusted slate of editors and contributors who, themselves, have solved their inflexible small-space problems through the power of commerce! → Read More

8 Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Landlord Before Signing a Lease

From small maintenance-related troubleshooting to money-saving tactics, here are the eight questions that will prove useful down the line. → Read More

8 Indie Home Decor Stores That Prove The Suburbs Are Actually Hip

From mid-century modern focused furniture stores to plant-filled emporiums, these eight small businesses across the country show that the suburbs have an independent spirit rivaling those of their urban counterparts. → Read More

9 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Grieving—And What to Say Instead

Wondering what to say to someone who lost a loved one? Here are nine things to avoid saying when someone dies—and what to say instead. → Read More

Our Newest Series “Liz$plaining” Is Personal Finance for Real People

Finance is boring, but our Real Estate Editor, Liz, sure isn't! In our new series called Liz$plaining, Liz will guide you through all your toughest financial questions. → Read More

My First Apartment: Laila Ali

The "Home Made Simple" host reminisces on her first apartment's un-proportional furniture, accent wall faux-pas, and overabundance of plastic bags. → Read More

Designer Caitlin Wilson’s Fun, Curated, and Funky First Apartment in Philly

The old unit in Rittenhouse Square came with a banana yellow and black-tiled bathroom and built-ins galore. → Read More

Vrbo’s Cheapest Home Rentals Are All Under $50/Night

They start at just $40/night and all fit at least four people! → Read More

You Can Rent Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s California Home for $500/Night

​If you’ve ever wanted to walk through a pair of mint doors and yell, “Lucy, I’m home,” you don’t have to build a time machine to do it. → Read More

15 of the Best U.S. Cities for Work-Life Balance, According to Statistics

Dreaming of more time to yourself? Move here. → Read More

These Are The Most Popular Listings on Trulia This Month

For those who love to imagine owning luxurious property, here are Trulia's three most searched properties (still on the market) this month: → Read More

A Studio Apartment Is Only Cheaper Than a 1-Bed in 4 Cities

According to a new analysis, the median price for a one-bedroom apartment in most cities is actually cheaper than a studio. → Read More

The Smart Savings Trick I Learned From My Mom

If there is one special talent my mom has, it’s making things work—especially in terms of budgeting. → Read More

Jon Glaser Teared Up Thinking of His 1st Chicago Apartment

Here, Glaser takes a whack at the My First Apartment questionnaire… and gets a little emotional in the process. (If you're a comedy nerd, buckle up!) → Read More

Your Debt May Not Be a Mortgage Dealbreaker After All

One may say that debt and homeownership are a mutually exclusive pair—but that may be changing, says a new report. → Read More

Jordin Sparks's 1st Apartment Was a Real Lesson in Adulting

Just because Jordin Sparks's first apartment was more luxe than most 20-year-olds, doesn't mean it was not without #adulting lessons. → Read More

What a Survivor of the Woolsey Fire Wants You to Know

A resident of Malibu says what you can do to help in the rebuilding process. → Read More