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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

A delicious stew, prepared in an apartment without a kitchen.

No Kitchen? No Problem! Here’s How to Cook in a Kitchen-Free Apartment

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Long ago, in a land where many apartments had as much square footage as small houses, no one could have conceived of a unit without a kitchen. In fact, the apartments of old (less than 40 years ago) often had dining rooms, extra bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious decks and yards, storage space, and ample parking. […] read more

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Small Grill Recipes For Balcony Cookouts

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Many apartment balconies have room for a full-size barbecue grill — though some can barely accommodate a small one. Compact grills are great for simple things like hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings, but with a little creativity, they can also be used to create read more

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Making the Most of an Unusual Closet Space

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Apartments and homes built in the last 20 or 30 years typically have nothing but standardized closets scattered throughout their interiors, each one usually equipped with sliding doors to keep hinged ones from taking up precious space. But if you live in a place that’s older, you may find that a few of your closets […] read more

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Making the Most of Your Apartment Building’s Swimming Pool

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Certain apartment buildings come with extra amenities like gyms or swimming pools. These facilities are great for several reasons. For starters, you get some convenient options for staying active. On top of that, they give you a chance to interact with your fellow tenants and make new friends. Plus, you’ll find your community swimming pool […] read more

When it comes to dealing with heavy-duty spills, you'll want to avoid cleaning with paper towels.

8 Bad Cleaning Habits That are Costing You Time and Energy

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Some view cleaning as a zen experience, while others regard it as a sort of necessary evil. Regardless of your own views on it, there’s no question that it has to be done. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could save both time and energy on our chores by doing them way more quickly […] read more

A bright red chair and lighting fixture add splashes of color to a space without damaging their apartment's walls or floors.

Decorating Your Apartment Without Compromising Your Security Deposit

Like it or not, a security deposit is often a fundamental part of renting. After all, none of us particularly relishes the thought of handing over a chunk of change that we might not see for the foreseeable future. When it comes to personalizing an apartment, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how […] read more

A young woman cooking without a microwave in her apartment kitchen.

7 Apartment-Friendly Microwave Alternatives

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Anyone born after 1960 probably can’t remember life before microwave ovens. read more