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New to Renting? The Basics: What You Need to Know

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Renters run the gamut from those who have been renting their whole lives and are now in their 60’s, 70’s and beyond to folks who are completely new to renting an apartment. The latter category includes new residents or immigrants (Welcome!), and those who’ve always lived in a (non-rental) house, a condo, a coop or […] read more

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How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Roommates

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You put your key in the door, rest your hand on the knob and let out a deep sigh before entering. You know that your roommate is lurking somewhere in the darkness with a snide remark that insinuates a bone they have to pick with you, without actually picking it with you. Sharing your space […] read more


De-cluttering To Make Your Apartment More Livable

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Many apartments are big on character and tight on space. That’s just the nature of the beast. If you’re in a large building complex, these units have been designed to be situated closely together to allow for the building of more rental space – very often back-to-back (or side-door-next-to-side-door). This maximizes profits for the owner […] read more


The 5 Best Places for Retirement in 2015

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You’re getting ready to retire and dreaming of moving to a brand new city to begin the next phase of your life. You want your new apartment to be livable, with a neighborhood and community that is retiree-friendly. But how can you know which city will fit your needs? To help narrow down your search, consider […] read more

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Working from Your Apartment

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Have you always wanted to work from home? All you need is to find something you’ll do well and for which you will be paid on an ongoing basis. The amount you’ll be able to pull in depends on the skill sets you parlay and the hours you put into pitching, publicizing and producing. Some […] read more


Storage Hacks for Small Apartments

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Although the idea of squeezing out every last bit of storage space from a limited apartment may sound daunting, in reality, it is an opportunity to become more organized and resourceful than ever before. By utilizing neglected empty space, turning your storage into design focal points, and finding multiple uses for a single item, your […] read more

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Tips for Choosing a Low-Maintenance Apartment

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Most of us choose our apartment for the look, the feel, the size, the location. We usually wait until after we move in to start thinking about how hard it might be to keep things working smoothly inside. Here are some easy tips to have in mind while you’re looking, to save some headaches and […] read more

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Saving Money on Heating and Cooling in Your Apartment

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In the summer, your A/C makes 90- and 100-degree weather bearable, and in the winter, thanks to your heating, there’s no need to walk around your apartment wearing woolens and gloves to keep from freezing. But your astronomical bill during the height of these seasons must have alerted you to the fact that HVAC usage […] read more

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Drawing Boundaries for Your Roommate

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This may be one of the most important issues for apartment dwellers – the drawing of boundaries with roommates. As eager as roomies may be to get along with each other, they need to learn how to mesh with the other person. There will be a learning curve, and boundaries makes it easier. Each roommate […] read more