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Bal Harbour, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Looking for a Good Deal on a Home? These are the 10 Best Areas to Watch in 2020

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You may be at the stage of house hunting where you’re cozying up to realtors in your area with plates of warm cookies, or gazing longingly at fixer-uppers you quickly realize you have no skills to actually fix. The reality is you may have to pack up the family and relocate to find a nice […] read more

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Condo vs. Townhouse: What’s the Difference?

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Apartment hunting gets more challenging every year. Soaring prices, fluctuating rent rates, gentrification, employment instability, and lots of other factors make finding an acceptable home at an affordable price feel nearly impossible. read more

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Important Measurements to Take Before Leasing

There’s no doubt about it: hauling furniture and other large objects to and fro is one of the most onerous parts of move-in day, and after the exhaustion of packing up and unloading countless boxes kicks in, furnishing your new place can seem like a Herculean task. Lucky for us all, it only takes a […] read more

Red "For Rent" sign outside a vacant apartment complex.

How the Rental Market is Getting Stronger in 2019

Rumors of an impending slowdown in America’s rental market ran amok all through 2018. Ironically enough, the prices of individual houses haven’t changed much in the last year, despite many potential buyers being sure that they would rise in 2019. To this day, market experts can’t agree what’s in store for new home owners. Sure […] read more

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Back to School: College Apartment Checklist

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Moving into your first apartment is one of the biggest rites of passage for a young adult. Just as moving into a dorm room from your family home was a landmark occasion, this transition is also exciting, a little scary, and most of all, challenging. read more

Apartment Complex Parking

Dealing with Apartment Complex Parking

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Living in an apartment complex certainly has its pros: you don’t have to mow any grass, you’re not responsible for fixing the water heater, and it only takes you an hour or so to clean your whole place. On the downside, living in an apartment complex also means that you most likely don’t have access […] read more

Moving Off Campus

Student Renters: Is It Time to Move Off Campus?

Living on campus certainly has its perks: the ability to roll out of bed and make it to class within five minutes of waking up, the endless food options that your school’s dining halls have to offer, and of course, the fact that you don’t have to fight for parking 10 minutes before your class […] read more

First Apartment

My First Apartment: A List of Things to Buy for Your New Place

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Your first apartment is an exciting milestone. You’re stepping out on your own (whether it’s from your parent’s place or you will finally be living without a roommate), and it’s something that should be celebrated. read more

Pros and Cons

Condo vs. Apartment: The Pros and Cons

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When you’re looking for a new place to live, condos and apartments are probably some of the first options you consider. There are pros and cons to both situations, but your choice will ultimately depend on what’s more important to you: homeownership or the freedom to move around. read more