Posts Tagged ‘Apartment Fees’

Why Do Some Management Companies Pay for Certain Utilities but Not Others?

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Anyone who has ever shopped for an apartment has noticed that different management companies pay for certain utilities and not others. It’s common to see thing listed like “water, trash and sewage provided” or “heat included in rent” in apartment listings—or “no utilities included!” What is provided varies from management company to management company, and […] read more

How Much Should You Expect to Pay before You Sign the Lease?

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As you budget for expenses associated with renting an apartment, be sure to include costs that you have to pay before you sign the lease. These can add up, and you don’t want to begin renting an apartment in the red. Some fees may not apply based on where you’re renting and whether you have […] read more

The Basics of Broker Fees

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Broker fees serve as the main form of payment for those who show homes for rent or sale. Leasing agents or real estate brokers rarely make salaries or receive hourly pay, so the fees are their compensation much in the same way commission is for many types of salesmen. In the case of renting apartments, […] read more

Don’t Go Broke From Application Fees

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When considering multiple apartments, the application fee for each apartment can quickly add up. It’s enough to make renters looking to save money just sign the lease on the first somewhat livable apartment they find. However, there are a few ways you can keep yourself from going broke from application fees, and still get the […] read more

Negotiating with Your Landlord After Damage Occurs

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It's the worst thing that can happen when you're living in an apartment: the landlord -- the person you pay for shelter -- is responsible for damage to your possessions. Maybe the management is at fault for a burst pipe, or perhaps for a fire. If you don't have renter's insurance, it may seem as if you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. read more

Condominiums vs. Apartments

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You’ve probably lived in an apartment at some point in your life. Maybe you’re still an apartment-dweller, or maybe you moved on to a house. Regardless of your situation, you’re now wondering if condominium living could be right for you. It’s not just for old people anymore, after all—new homeowners are considering condominiums for affordability, just as individuals at retirement age are considering them to downsize from a home to a more manageable property. Read on for some facts about condo that may ultimately affect your decision to sign that condominium contract. read more

Moving In: Hidden Fees and Expenses

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You’ve found the perfect apartment, and you couldn’t be happier. After a week of inner debate, you’ve finally gotten over the fact that the rent is a little bit more than you had originally intended, but the apartment is the epitome of elegance and comfort, and you just have to have it. I mean, you can deal with spending a little less on groceries each month, can’t you? But read closer… a $500 pet deposit? Can you deal with giving Fluffy away? Hidden fees are a huge part of finding the right apartment. Fees differ between complexes, and it’s up to you to ask the management about what these fees are for, and by how much they’re going to deplete your shopping funds. read more