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Affordable and Creative Ways to Upgrade An Old Apartment Fireplace

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You’ve finally found the apartment of your dreams, and it has a fireplace! It doesn’t matter if it’s a working fireplace or an older one that’s been sealed off for years — fulfilled dreams are almost always immune to specifics. But then you move in and realize it doesn’t quite fit with your décor. In […] read more

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What to Do If You Constantly Hear Your Neighbors Fighting

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When you hear your next door neighbors yelling or causing some sort of commotion on a regular basis, it can be hard to know what to do. read more

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Surviving an Apartment You Totally Hate

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There are a slew of reasons you might end up in an apartment you hate. Maybe you just read more

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Be Cool At The Pool: Community Pool Etiquette for Beginners

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Apartments with community pools are tenant magnets when temperatures soar. It makes sense, too, as they make for great places to beat the heat, get to know your fellow apartment dwellers, and unwind in general, read more

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Fire Safety for Renters

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Few things are worse than a fire breaking out in your rental or apartment building. You may be wondering how you could get out safely if one were to happen, read more

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Creating the Perfect Meditation Space

When you first move into a new rental, you start to get settled in and eventually find a place for everything to go. Every room tends to serve some kind of purpose — the kitchen, dining room, and bedroom are are all very practical spaces in which you cook meals, eat, and sleep. But sometimes […] read more

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Humane Ways to Rid Your Apartment of Mice

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All tenants fear the possibility of unwanted critters like termites or rodents taking up residence in their apartment. Rodents in particular read more

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Easy DIY Home Decorating Projects for Your Apartment

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Decorating feels like a chore for some people. After all, you may find the furnishings available in most stores to be a bit pricey, not suited to your personal taste, or even unable to fit the needs of your space. But you don’t have to resign yourself to the average home decor department. If you […] read more

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ApartmentRatings Prohibits “Review Gating”

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ApartmentRatings will take action against practioners of “Review Gating” as it lacks authenticity Review Gating has been on the rise as reputation management firms conduct surveys and other firms provide rewards programs with gamification to identify the most favorable opinions and encourage them to write a review. This leads to the same authenticity problems caused by incentivized reviews. We […] read more