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No Hot Water? No Problem!

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Turning on your shower for your morning wake-up ritual and discovering nothing but icy cold water flowing from the tap is extremely disconcerting read more

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Surviving Apartment Power Outages

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Power outages always seem to happen at the worst times: the hottest night of the summer, the dead of winter, or during dinner. One minute, your TV is blaring, the AC is running at full force and you're hard at work on your computer ... and the next minute it's nothing but silence and darkness. Getting prepared for a power loss isn't hard. The problem is that most of us don't get around to it until we're already in the dark. read more

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Tips for Keeping Your Vacation Rental Property Busy All Year Long

Vacation rental properties can be cash cows, and regardless of where they are in the world, they’re guaranteed to sell themselves for at least one season each year. But how do their owners keep them profitable the other 9 or 10 months? read more

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10 Most Common Apartment Complaints Among Tenants

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Tenants have grumbled about their rented homes since the first ‘For Rent’ sign was posted. Complaints have changed over time, but the relationships between landlords, property managers and residents of rentals have always been fraught with difficulties. The Rental Protection Agency (RPA), a national reporting organization that monitors complaints about property managers and landlords in […] read more

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HOA Rules: Your Responsibilities as a Renter

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When you rent a townhouse, condominium, or a single-family home in a neighborhood of houses that has been deemed a formal community or subdivision, you may be subject to following the rules and regulations of a Homeowners Association (HOA). The HOA’s presumed function is to keep the quality of the community high to keep the […] read more

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Surviving an Apartment You Totally Hate

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There are a slew of reasons you might end up in an apartment you hate. Maybe you just read more

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Perfecting the Midwest Apartment Aesthetic

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It’s an eerie feeling nearly everyone has experienced. You visit someone’s home for the first time and instantly feel totally at ease. It’s not déjà vu or the aroma of apple pie in the air, it’s just welcoming and cozy read more

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Debunking Common Pet Allergy Myths

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Allergies are a serious problem for many people, with reactions ranging from flu and cold-like sniffling and sneezing to severe illness and even death. Unfortunately, the word “allergy” has been greatly read more

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Be Cool At The Pool: Community Pool Etiquette for Beginners

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Apartments with community pools are tenant magnets when temperatures soar. It makes sense, too, as they make for great places to beat the heat, get to know your fellow apartment dwellers, and unwind in general, read more