First Time Buyer

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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

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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

Advice for First Time Renters

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The glamour and excitement of finding a new apartment can sometimes lead prospective renters down the wrong path. In all of the hustle and bustle, whether it be a pushy landlord or landlady, an impending move-in deadline, or the lure of finally having your own place, many significant details can fall by the wayside or […] read more

New to Renting? The Basics: What You Need to Know

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Renters run the gamut from those who have been renting their whole lives and are now in their 60’s, 70’s and beyond to folks who are completely new to renting an apartment. The latter category includes new residents or immigrants (Welcome!), and those who’ve always lived in a (non-rental) house, a condo, a coop or […] read more