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Security Deposit Insurance and You

Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Security Deposit Insurance and You

By Anthony Lolli

Security deposits. Every sitcom set in an apartment has made a joke about them at some point. (“Great, there goes my security deposit!” Cue laugh track.) But renters know that security deposits are no laughing matter. They add a significant amount to your initial move-in costs, and an equally significant amount of stress when you move out, as you worry about whether or not you’re going to get that money back.

Every market has its own local …

About Online Rent Payment

Monday, May 13th, 2013

By Anthony Lolli

Homeowners have been able to pay their mortgages electronically for years. Now, thanks to a number of great new services, renters are finally starting to get the same option. Not only is online rent payment convenient, it comes with a slew of other benefits, as well.

Flexible Payment Methods

Remembering to write and mail a check every month is a hassle, and stamps aren’t getting any cheaper. When you pay your rent online, you can use your

Winner Chosen in Apartment Industry Careers Competition

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) has selected Kelly Tabolt of Winn Residential as the winner of its 2013 “Get Reel” Career Video Challenge, which invites people working in the industry to share with others what they enjoy most about their jobs and the many career opportunities to be found in multifamily housing.

NAAEI conducts the contest every February as part of its national Apartment Careers Month. This year was the third year for the contest, and organizers received …

2011 College Town Renter Satisfaction Rankings

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

We have just released our 2nd annual rankings of renter satisfaction for the 100 largest college towns and college cities in the country.

Topping this year’s list is Berkeley, Calif., home to the University of California-Berkeley, the oldest university in the UC system.  Berkeley beat out its neighbor, and last year’s winner, Davis, California. See the full list below:

2011 College Town Renter Satisfaction Rankings

  1. Berkeley, CA – University of California – Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  2. Davis, CA – University of

State of Apartment Living – 2010

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Apartment Living 2010 -

Recently, we reached a major milestone here at ApartmentRatings when we passed one million apartment reviews. We decided to take a look a some of the data to find out some trends in apartment living this year. Instead of just releasing the numbers, we thought we should ride the infographic trend and display the info a little more colorfully.

Please see our infographic below. Feel free to cut n’ paste it as you see fit. We look forward to continuing …