Come on, Fort Collins. Who do you think you are, Brooklyn? Get real. You're cool but you're not so cool that we can justify how hard it is to find a place to live, not to mention how much we fork out for it.

Are you frustrated because you just wanted the one-bedroom near Old Town that didn't cost you your entire paycheck, only to have it rented out to someone two minutes after it became available?

Madi and I sure have been there, and so we've got some Fort Collins apartment-hunting tips that may or may not help you at all. Your call.

Most importantly, don't give up. Also, don't die.