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A woman's hands hold a delicately wrapped Christmas gift, complete with lush green holly on top.

2020 Holiday Trends to Help You Get a Jump on Gift Giving

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Shopping for holiday gifts will be a little different this year than it has in the past, with the impact of the novel coronavirus still yet to be fully determined. read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Personal Liability Insurance for Renters

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So, you’ve finally decided on an apartment to rent and are beginning the process of getting all of your ducks in a row. One commonly overlooked thing to consider is personal liability insurance. read more

Badly burnt apartment, destroyed as a result of a vicious apartment fire.

What Not to Do in an Apartment Fire

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Public fire departments responded to 1,318,500 fires in 2018, which was almost the same number as the year before. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation once every 24 seconds. read more

Apartment building and several cars flooded by a hurricane.

Preparing For a Hurricane When You Live in an Apartment

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Many annual events are anticipated with joy and plans for celebration, but hurricane season definitely isn’t one of them. read more

Eclectic throws and wicker baskets are the cornerstones of the free-feeling boho chic aesthetic.

4 Tips for Bringing the Boho-Chic Look Into Your Home

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A theory has circulated for years that if you keep your clothes or furniture long enough, the style will come around again. This has proved true with read more

Couple listens skeptically to a potential new landlord's big pitch.

9 Things Your Landlord Isn’t Telling You

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Renting can be a complicated process, with lots of different factors to be aware of. Your landlord will usually make you aware of most of the things you need to know upfront, like when rent is due or if you’re allowed pets in the apartment. However, they won’t always tell you everything you need to […] read more

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6 Essentials to Look For in Your Renters Insurance Policy

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No one likes to think about losing all their possessions — or even losing a few of them. But if a devastating fire or storm hits your apartment or a car veers into your living room, everything you own can be lost in an instant. read more

Micro-Loft

The Future for Renters: Micro-Apartments and More

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60 or 70 years ago, residential renters in the US only made up a minuscule part of the housing market. Back then, people rented rooms in private homes or boarding houses on a short-term basis, mostly while traveling for work or finding a house of their own to buy. read more

When done correctly, basement apartments can feel light, breezy, and just like home.

The Pros and Cons of Basement Apartments

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A basement apartment is just that: a unit in the basement of an apartment complex or multifamily property. read more