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An apartment interior decked out in Valentine's Day decor.

Getting Your Apartment Ready for Valentine’s Day

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Whether you’ve been in love for a long time or were just recently smitten by someone, Valentine’s Day is your big opportunity to make an impression without people calling you crazy. read more

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Rent Guarantor/Co-Signer: What It Is and Why You Need One

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If you’ve been trying to rent an apartment and keep getting told you need a lease guarantor or co-signer, you may be confused as to what the landlord wants and why. Luckily, it’s not so complicated to understand, although it might be difficult to find someone who’s willing to fill the position. read more

A beautifully-decorated living room tied together by a large central rug.

Upgrade Your Apartment Decor With Rugs

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Sometimes, after a long, bad day at the office, you walk into your apartment and hate everything about it. Even if you just bought a new couch or painted the living room, it seems dowdy, old, not for you — just plain wrong. You realize this negativity is borne of nothing more than general bittnerness, […] read more

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Hard Vs. Soft Credit Checks: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re planning on moving into a new apartment or renting for the first time, you’ve probably thought more than once about how a credit check by a prospective landlord would affect your chances of locking down the place you want. read more

This living room may be windowless, but ample lighting and sleek decor make it airy and enjoyable all the same.

10 Creative Ways to Light Up Dark Rooms

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Living in a space where sunshine bathes the walls every day is ideal but not likely. Most homes and apartments have at least one room that receives minimal natural light or, in some cases, none at all. !–more–>But before you slam the door and declare the space a walk-in closet, try out a few of […] read more

Apartment Clubhouse turned screening room

Making the Most of an Apartment Clubhouse

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Many apartment hunters will find complexes that boast a clubhouse as part of the community. Typically a freestanding structure, a clubhouse may include read more

Inside a small studio apartment.

Comparing a Studio and a One-Bedroom Apartment

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With apartment rental costs rising all across the country, those looking for a place to live are forced to consider smaller housing accommodations to survive. People are no longer looking for a two-bedroom apartment to have a spare room for guests or a space devoted to business, writing, or exercise. Rather, they’re wondering if they […] read more

A modern bathroom with a built-in hot tub - one of the hottest apartment amenities of 2020.

11 Amenities Renters Want in 2020

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As the housing crisis continues to squeeze money and joy out of people, renters are demanding more bang for their buck. No longer will a carport and an on-site laundry room close apartment and house rental deals. read more

Empty apartment corners not only waste space, they also make your home feel cold and impersonal.

14 Tips for Making Empty Corners Pop

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The kitchen in your home is organized and shiny, your bathroom decor gets rave reviews, and the living room beckons guests with comfort and style. But what about all those neglected corners? read more