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Always test the faucets when touring a new apartment.

11 Things You Should Test When Touring an Apartment

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Inspecting an apartment is no time to be polite. In fact, you should act like that snoopy neighbor everyone hates to have as a visitor. read more

An elegant, well put-together dining room.

7 Tips to Deck Out Your Dining Room

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We’ve all witnessed the forgotten dining room before: a place used so seldom there’s often a light coating of dust on the tables and chairs in it. read more

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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

Millennial Cooking

How Millennials Are Changing Apartment Cooking

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Every generation of apartment dwellers has contributed to the food choices and cooking methods that go on to become reflective of their times. Tuna noodle casseroles, Top Ramen, Hamburger Helper, and the likes kept young adults alive for decades. Hot plates gave way to toaster ovens, which in turn begat microwaves. What never changed were […] read more

An indoor cat mischievously peeks his head over a dining room table.

Eliminating Cat Pee Odor from Your Home

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Cat lovers really go out of their way to gain the love and attention of their feline friends. Cat treats, boxes of toys, pillows reserved solely for their frequent naps — the list of what these people do for their pets is practically endless. Most cats, however, remain aloof and annoyingly independent, no matter how […] read more

A happy dog stands in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.

10 Best US Cities for Dog Lovers

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Changing residences, especially moving to a new state, boggles your mind with important considerations. The quality of schools, weather, cost of living, transportation options, etc. all need analysis to fit the most needs possible. read more

A row of townhouses

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

An adorable row of San Francisco apartment buildings in the city's traditional Victorian style.

How to Find an Affordable Apartment in San Franscisco

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Some wishes are pipe dreams, nothing more than illusions that will never materialize, like riding a unicorn. Others are possible, like winning a million-dollar lottery, but highly unlikely to come true. Finding an affordable apartment in San Francisco falls somewhere in the middle. read more

Young tenant is in shock reading an eviction notice from her landlord.

What are a Tenant’s Rights During an Eviction?

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Receiving an eviction notice is jarring, if not devastating. Even if you knew it was coming, the idea of losing your home can cause instant panic. But before you make any big decisions, it’s important to know what your rights are read more