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5 Must-Haves for a First Apartment

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It’s exciting to move into your first apartment, but here’s the bad news: It’s not fully furnished. While you might have your living room furniture ready for the big move, there are a lot of little things you might not think about beforehand. Here’s a checklist of things you might need as move into your […] read more

Long-Term Travel: Pros and Cons of Subletting

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One way to keep your apartment if you’re planning on long term travel is to sublet. As long as your lease agreement allows it, you can rent the apartment out to someone else, who in turns pays you rent, keeps the apartment in the same condition that you left it and notifies you or the […] read more

International Travel: How to Prepare Your Apartment

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International travel can present amazing opportunities, but before you get so excited and leave in a hurry, you have to prepare your apartment first. There are a few steps that you must take in order to return to your apartment in the same condition you left it. Not taking these steps can lead to a […] read more

Pros and Cons of Subletting Your Apartment

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Subletting your apartment is not always a good idea, because of the legal ramifications. You never know whether you’ll end up with a bad sublessee, who won’t pay rent or destroy the apartment while you’re away. If you are out of the country temporarily or in a distant state, it can be difficult to deal […] read more

Apartment Jacuzzi Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts

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A jacuzzi at your very apartment complex is a luxury, and it’s often a big selling point when landlords are seeking tenants. Beyond the glitz and glamor of living in an apartment complex with its own jacuzzi come some questions on what you should be doing, and whether other tenants’ questionable habits are really up […] read more

How to Fix a Stainless Steel Sink Scratch without Losing Your Deposit

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One of the many items in the apartment that will be inspected upon moving out is the sink. A stainless steel sink scratch or any other damage to the sink is one of many ways money can be deducted from the deposit. Many people do not know, however, that scratches to a stainless steel sink […] read more

5 Safety Tips for an Apartment Pool Party

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Using an apartment pool to host a party can be a fun way to socialize and cool down on a warm day, but the best way to have fun is to be responsible, too. Pools present additional danger than hosting a party in your apartment, so make sure that you, as the host, ask your […] read more

Cooking in Kitchenettes: How to Cook without a Sink Handy

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Kitchenettes are functional, but not spacious enough to enable you to use all of their appliances at the same time. Sometimes, it may be necessary for you to put a cutting board over the sink to use it as additional counter space. Other times, the sink may be so small as to make it unusable. […] read more

Balcony vs Patio: Pros and Cons

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Most apartments either have a balcony or a patio as part of its amenities. Deciding whether you want a patio or balcony is an important decision to make prior to searching for a new apartment. While you may not always have the option to choose between a patio or balcony, if you do you should […] read more