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Dealing with Apartment Complex Parking

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It’s a wonderful thing to have a means of transportation readily available if you live in an apartment. Weekday mornings might find you bidding your cat, dog and parakeet adieu, grabbing the car keys from the kitchen table and bounding down your townhouse steps. Whipping out your remote, you press a button and quickly locate […] read more

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Questions to Ask before Signing Your New Lease

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You’ve finally found the apartment of your dreams and now it’s time to sign your lease. For first time renters, there are usually two types of people: Those that are so excited, they initial every page and potentially sell their soul on the bottom line. Then, there’s the individuals who read over every clause and […] read more

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Small Space Fitness

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As days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, our fitness routines often start to lag. Sad to cut short those long afternoon hikes, weekend bike rides, or outdoor runs? Don’t let cooler weather, or a small space, stop you from staying fit, even without a gym membership. Here are a few great small space […] read more

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Pest Control Tips for New Homeowners

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Moving into a new place is exciting, but it can also mean a potential battle against pests that may currently reside in your new home. When the home is an older or smaller space, such as an apartment or a condo, it can be especially difficult to keep the pests at bay. Whether you’re renting […] read more

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Best Bike Cities for Renters

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Do you own a bike? More important, do you ride? Then you already know the many facets of bike riding without which you’d be plenty bereft: you get around quickly, cheaply, lightly; you can opt for a scenic route without worrying about running out of gas, or of car-friendly roads; you can pull your dog […] read more

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Effective Noise-Reduction for Apartments

  There are few things more frustrating than moving into a cute new apartment that has all the comforts of home, sports newly renovated facilities, and suits you to a “t”… only to discover that the acoustics are bad: you hear echoes, and the ceilings and floors reverberate so sharply that a simple walk through […] read more

How to Prevent a Break-In

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It’s not a pleasant topic, but one that merits at least a few minutes of your time. Break-ins occur. We read a statistic recently that break-ins take place once every 15 seconds. Certainly those doing the breaking-in don’t have a personal agenda to rob your apartment; in fact, they probably don’t even specifically target apartment […] read more

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Emergency Measures around the Apartment

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What do you do when you have an apartment emergency on your hands and your on-site maintenance crew has packed up their tool boxes for the holiday? Or let’s say you have a plumbing or electrical issue and you live in a complex that doesn’t HAVE ready access to a superintendent or maintenance crew? Here […] read more

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Get the Mid-Century Modern Look

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If you follow design trends, you can’t help but have heard of mid-century modern – the currently hot look for interiors. An architectural, interior, product and graphic design movement, it encompasses developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. It can be described as uncomplicated, with natural lines, contemporary patterns, […] read more