Announcing Neighbor’s $53M Series B

In 2017, Neighbor launched in a small university town in Utah with a bold mission to “solve our neighbors’ biggest challenges.”

To do that, we would need to build the world’s first hyperlocal marketplace. A marketplace where participants not only transact with each other, but often know each other. In …

65% of 2021 Weddings Were Postponed In 2020 Due to COVID-19

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the wedding industry on its head.

From limits on venues and public gatherings to mask mandates, lockdowns, and travel restrictions, brides and grooms have been navigating a sea of uncertainty, all while trying to make big decisions about their big days.

We wanted to learn more about the effects of the pandemic on weddings in 2020, 2021, and beyond — so we surveyed engaged couples to learn about their plans, concerns, and hopes. Some of what we learned wasn’t all that surprising — like that most people planning a wedding in 2021 are concerned about their guests contracted COVID-19 — but there were some surprises in the data, too — like that a 75% majority of people are worried their 2021 wedding will only be remembered as a “pandemic wedding.”

The Neighbor Next 25: The 25 Most Up-and-Coming Cities in America

There are a lot of sites that will tell you which U.S. cities are the best places to live right now.

But we wanted to go a step further than that. We wanted to get ahead of the curve.

We didn’t want to know the 25 best cities to live in right now. We wanted to know the Next 25.

Survey: Over 20% More Americans Plan to Move in 2021 Than in 2020

 

Many aspects of American life have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting rearranging of society that has come to define 2020.

A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center while the pandemic was in full swing in June 2020 found that approximately a fifth of Americans moved or know someone who moved as a result of COVID-19. The reasons they gave for people moving were extremely varied — ranging from being called into active military duty to college housing being closed down to, of course, sudden financial constraints.

Most Parents Say Remote Learning Isn’t Working For Their Kids

Maria G., a mom of two elementary school kids, lives in New York, the U.S. city most battered by the coronavirus. She understands why her kids’ school remained closed this fall. But that doesn’t mean remote learning is going well for her family.

“It’s impossible,” she said. “I work full time from home and have two children doing remote learning all week. As I suspect it is in most homes, kids turn to mom for everything — including help with school. I feel like I’m always 10 steps behind.”

Ranking: The 25 Most Neighborly Cities in America

Everyone wants good neighbors.

When you get along with the people around you and know you can count on them (and they can count on you), it creates a feeling of neighborhood solidarity, builds community, and keeps everyone safer. A recent Housing and Urban Development study showed that while neighborhood crime rates are lower in the U.S. than they’ve ever been before, strong community bonds are closely associated with safe neighborhoods where people have a sense of community well-being.

But where in the U.S. can you find the best, most friendly neighbors? And what does it actually mean to be neighborly? We wanted to find out.

Self Storage Is Meeting Demand By Getting Younger, Cooler, and More Creative

When you picture a self-storage facility, you likely envision the traditional kind of facility we’re all familiar with: long hallways lined with storage units in a sprawling complex that requires some serious real estate.

You probably don’t picture a brightly-lit, 10,000-square-foot warehouse space in San Francisco’s downtown market district, surrounded by high-rise buildings and with a coworking space operating above it. But in 2020, self-storage is beginning to look different from what we’re used to.

Survey: 1 in 4 Americans Outgrow Their Living Space Within 2 Years

Over the last 40 years, newly constructed homes have gotten steadily bigger and bigger.

In 1973, the first year the Census Bureau released data about Americans’ home sizes, the average home came in at 1,660 square feet. In 2015, 42 years later, that had increased by more than 1,000 square feet — the average size of a new home built that year was 2,687 square feet.

The steady increase in the size of newly constructed homes made us wonder —  is it really consumer demand that’s driving the construction of all these huge new houses? Do Americans feel like they need 2,600 square feet of living space, and if so, why? …

Survey: Quarantine Brought 60% of Families Closer Together

We wanted to know how quarantine was affecting families who were now spending more time together than they were used to, so we surveyed them. We found that a majority of people say despite some challenges, changes to their routine brought on by the coronavirus pandemic ultimately did make their families closer.

Study: Quarantine Made Americans Realize They’re Sick of Their Stuff

When the coronavirus pandemic reached the U.S. in early March, no one knew what lay ahead: Weeks — or, in some cities and states, months — of lockdown, requiring most Americans to stay home save for essential trips. Consumers had to reluctantly accept their new normal: Working from home, learning from …

Self Storage Industry Statistics (2020)

Neighbor, the leading peer-to-peer storage operator in the United States, has researched and compiled the following U.S. self storage industry statistics and data. This yearly resource will be updated as new data becomes available and is intended to serve as the ultimate guide to self storage statistics. For questions or …

Utah’s Tax Roulette

This article was published in the Summer 2019 edition of Silicon Slopes Magazine.
A LESSON IN (VERY RECENT) HISTORY
Last month the Wall Street Journal editorial board penned a scathing critique of Connecticut’s gamble with state tax reform.

Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a massive tax package which included a hefty lift in the capital gains …

Is Neighbor Storage Safe?

10 years ago, if you told me I’d be going on a vacation that involved sleeping in the bedroom of a house belonging to a person I didn’t know, I’d say you were crazy. Oh, and hitchhiking? My parents always warned me not to get into cars with strangers. …

Neighbor Reviews from Hosts and Renters

Here at Neighbor we pride ourselves in having a 100% customer service based business. We strive to find solutions for renters so no one goes without space, assisting hosts in setting up their listing, optimizing your rental and listing, and always being on call to help when needed. Feel …