While this is not directly architecture or planning related, I want to cover a new company called JumpPost.com because it’s still important to address the (in)efficiencies of what drive and support new construction, new architecture and ultimately how it affects you & me. JumpPost is a new way to list your apartment for rent without dealing with an agency middle man and without the sketchiness of Craigslist. Plus, you get paid $500 once it the lease goes through! Benefits for the renter: Listings are posted 6 months in advance of availability, JumpPost does the paperwork, credit and background checks for you, and you pay 50% of what you would have paid a broker. There’s also a $100 referral bonus for telling your friends about it (hint hint, you heard it here!).

JumpPost.com had a secret launch last week and officially launched yesterday.