Rest Assured You Will Receive Your Security Deposit

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When you move into a new apartment, you should expect to pay a security deposit. This is usually the same amount as one month’s rent and, theoretically, will pay for any damages against the apartment you are responsible during the lease agreement. If you leave the apartment as healthy or perhaps better than when you Read More »

Make a Spot to Study in Your Apartment

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Nothing beats the freedom of living off campus, but the catch is you may be a bit further away from libraries and other buildings to study at. Fortunately, it’s easy to create a spot in your apartment for you to study. Designating a spot to study in your apartment will allow you to focus better Read More »

Keep Robbers Away

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You need to keep your apartment secure, whether you’re away for a few minutes or a few weeks. Your entire life is held within the walls of your apartment, you need to take the right measures in order to keep it safe. Don’t allow your apartment to be a quick-lick; use these tips to keep Read More »

How to Fight Your Apartment’s Drafts

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The insulation in old buildings has worn away causing them to poorly retain heat and air conditioning. With age, the doors won’t sit on the hinges as well and the windows won’t fit just right, creating drafts. Fortunately, there are many ways to fight the inevitable drafts in older apartment buildings. Managing the Drafts You Read More »

Furnishing an Apartment

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There are many things to keep in mind that will make furnishing your apartment easier. Avoid purchasing furniture that’s large and awkward as this will only eat up space in your apartment.  Likewise, keep away from furniture that doesn’t serve a purpose or better yet, keep your eyes peeled for multi-purpose furniture. Everyone wants to Read More »

How to Keep Your Roommates Happy

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Living in the city normally means a higher cost of living. Most people choose to split an apartment with a roommate or two to keep costs down. While it can be difficult at times, it’s usually a fun experience and better than living alone. Set yourself up for success and keep these tips in mind Read More »

Budget for Apartment Life

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Everyone needs to budget, whether you make a lot of money or a little money. A budget is the best way to make sure your money is getting spent wisely. Likewise, a budget is a great way to figure out if you have enough money to put some away in a savings account. People tend Read More »

Better Your Credit Before You Sign Your Next Apartment Lease

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Is your credit score standing between you and your next apartment? No need to stress, there are several ways to improve your credit score. Landlords look at prospective renter’s credit scores to prove they are able to pay rent on time. Sometimes, when torn between prospective tenants, landlords will simply look to the credit scores Read More »

Avoid the Penalties of Breaking an Apartment Lease

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When you sign a lease, you are signing a contract where you agree to pay for a specific apartment unit for a specified duration. Although you pay rent each month, you are most likely not signing a month to month lease, rather a fixed-term lease. Upon completion of the fixed-term, your landlord may give you Read More »

Considerations for Climate-Controlled Storage

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You most likely have accumulated many belongings over the years. Many renters use climate-controlled storage units for items they don’t need on a regular basis. As even the largest apartments only have so much space, this is a wise choice to prevent clutter piling up. Some communities provide climate-controlled storage as an amenity available to Read More »