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Housing Discrimination: What You Can Do if You Think You’re a Victim

Monday, October 8th, 2007

David, a Mexican-American, was looking for an affordable one-bedroom apartment in the Washington, D.C. area. After spotting an ad in the local paper, he called the landlord who described what sounded like the perfect apartment over the phone. But when David showed up to meet the landlord and tour the apartment, he was told it was no longer available. David suspects that the landlord would rather not rent to him because of his race.

Karen decided to search for a …

How to Negotiate a Cheaper Moving Truck Rental

Monday, October 1st, 2007

If you don’t have much to spend on your upcoming move, you’ve probably ruled out the possibility of hiring a moving company. It’s common sense: your move will be much cheaper if you find a cheap rental truck, even when you factor in the cost of gas, tolls, food, and lodging throughout your trip. Your moving truck rental will probably be your most significant cost. If you’re on a tight budget, is it possible to negotiate a better price and …

Using ApartmentSearch to Find Your Next Apartment

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Why use ApartmentSearch by CORT to find your next apartment?*

Finding a new apartment is supposed to cost you money, right? It probably will if you search for apartments the traditional way. But if you use ApartmentSearch by CORT to find your next apartment, you can actually make $200! Read more to learn how can help you find a great apartment and earn money at the same time.

1. Explore properties at ApartmentSearch is a great way to …

How to Handle Your Roommate’s Pet

Monday, September 17th, 2007

If you like animals but aren’t ready for the responsibility of owning your own pet yet, having a pet owner for a roommate can seem like a great deal. You benefit from many of the perks of having a pet with a fraction of the responsibility. Of course, things don’t always go smoothly. Your stuff is just as vulnerable as your roommate’s is to cat scratches and stains from dog urine. If your roommate’s hamster escapes its cage, it becomes …

What Does Your Landlord Know About You?

Monday, September 10th, 2007

After you’ve found that perfect apartment to move into, the rental application you may have to submit is easy to forget about. You fill in your contact information, check a few boxes and hope for a positive phone call in the coming days. While most renters assume their landlords know something about their histories, most don’t know quite how much a landlord can learn about you from your rental application.

What can landlords search for?

All a landlord needs from …