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What is a No-Fee Apartment?

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Apartment hunting is all about getting the best place for the lowest price. But with rental rates being the highest in US history, the hunting process is now more like a safari, with home seekers going head-to-head, making grandiose promises to landlords, and describing themselves as saintly entities just to pay too much money for […] read more

Renters' Rights

Renters’ Rights: Civil Liberties Your Landlord Won’t Tell You About

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When a renter has a problem, a good landlord will try to fix it as soon as possible. After all, they want their tenants to be happy and stay with them long-term so they’ll have a lower turnover and spend less money on advertising, move-in renovations, etc. But then there are the proverbial landlords from […] read more

Dog Poop on the Carpet

How to Remove Dog Poop from Carpet

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Having a dog is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There’s nothing like coming home from a long day at work and seeing a wagging tail and getting plenty of dog kisses. It can be especially comforting to have a dog during your time as an apartment dweller, which can often feel a little too nomadic […] read more

Roaches

How to Get Rid of Common Apartment Pests

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Your apartment is your safe space — your place of refuge at the end of a long day. So nothing’s worse than when an invasion of creepy crawlies hits your apartment, keeping you up all night in fear of being bitten. While a few bugs may not be anything to get nervous about, having the […] read more

Renters Insurance Policy

The Ultimate Renters Insurance Guide

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When you move into a new apartment, you instantly start thinking about how you want to arrange your furniture, what new restaurants or bars you’re near, and what your neighbors are like. However, it’s not likely that you’re thinking about what could happen if your apartment got broken into or if your complex suddenly got […] read more

Pet Stain

How to Get Rid of Pet Odors Left Behind by Previous Tenants

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Found the perfect apartment but undecided because of pet odors left behind by previous tenants? Fortunately for you (and the landlord), there are plenty of ways to get rid of pet odors so you don’t have to continue searching for your dream home. read more

Spring Cleaning

Rites of Spring: 12 Tips to Wash Away Winter Grime

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Winter is the time to snuggle up with soft, cuddly throws, eat comforting soups and stews, and enjoy the challenges of cold weather with friends and family. But when you hear the chirp of the first spring robin and can comfortably leave home without a jacket, it’s time to air out the rooms, quilts, and […] read more

Apartment Listings

Reading Between the Lines: Deciphering Apartment Ad Lingo

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Whether you’re doing it online or through an agency/real estate service, apartment hunting is always a chore. Aside from out-and-out lying about size, condition, and location — and doctoring photos — people peddling apartments seem to have their own definitions of certain words. For that reason, you’ll find that you’ll save yourself a lot of […] read more

Mildew Removal

Dealing with a Bathroom that Smells like Mildew

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When you think about the bathroom in your home, you (hopefully) like to think about it as an escape, or a temporary oasis where you can take a bubble bath, a long shower, or groom yourself at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, that spa-like oasis feel can quickly go away when your bathroom […] read more