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An adorable row of San Francisco apartment buildings in the city's traditional Victorian style.

How to Find an Affordable Apartment in San Franscisco

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Some wishes are pipe dreams, nothing more than illusions that will never materialize, like riding a unicorn. Others are possible, like winning a million-dollar lottery, but highly unlikely to come true. Finding an affordable apartment in San Francisco falls somewhere in the middle. read more

Young tenant is in shock reading an eviction notice from her landlord.

What are a Tenant’s Rights During an Eviction?

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Receiving an eviction notice is jarring, if not devastating. Even if you knew it was coming, the idea of losing your home can cause instant panic. But before you make any big decisions, it’s important to know what your rights are read more

A couple works together to paint their apartment quickly and efficiently.

17 Time-Saving Painting Hacks

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Painting is a time-consuming task, no matter what size space you’re dealing with. To make the job go faster, you’ll want to use every hack you can read more

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

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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