Posts Tagged ‘Moving In’

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What Does a Tenant Background Check Cover?

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Tenant background checks make up a perfectly normal part of the rental process. Whether you’re signing a long-term lease or just a month-to-month agreement, most landlords will want to know if you’re trustworthy, financially stable, and free of a criminal past before agreeing to take you in. read more

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Waterbeds: Should You Get Rid of Yours Before Moving into Your New Apartment?

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  Remember waterbeds? Developed in the 1960s, they rose in popularity quickly and remained a desired item throughout the 70s and 80s. Eventually people fell out of love with them and sales eventually dwindled into the 90s and early 2000s. Now, they’re mostly a thing of the past. Still, there continues to be a surprising […] read more

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My First Apartment: A List of Things to Buy for Your New Place

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Your first apartment is an exciting milestone. You’re stepping out on your own (whether it’s from your parent’s place or you will finally be living without a roommate), and it’s something that should be celebrated. read more

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Moving Into a New Home: Unpacking Strategies

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The movers are gone, and now all you’re left with is a bunch of boxes in complete disarray. Moving can be stressful, but unpacking is the best part. You not only get to become more acquainted with your new home, but you also get a chance to reorganize your things and create a better living space […] read more

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The Importance of Residential Lease Inventory and Condition Forms

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If you’re a renter, you should know what a residential lease inventory and conditions form is. read more

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Protecting Your Belongings During a Move: Understanding Mover’s Valuation and Insurance

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Take a quick survey of your friends and chances are, many of them can share horror stories about moving companies that damaged their property during a move. This isn't surprising because lots of things can go wrong. Delicate items can be bumped and broken, boxes can be lost and both your new and old apartments can be damaged during the moving process. Many people assume that a moving company has insurance to cover loss and damage. The truth is a little more complicated. Because companies that offer insurance are regulated by the state, most moving companies do not actually offer insurance. Many moving companies do offer some protection to clients in the form of mover's valuation. read more

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How To Organize Your Moving Truck Efficiently

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So you’ve planned your move and reserved a moving truck, but you’re not sure where to start with your packing. Maybe you’re a packrat and are dreading sorting through all your possessions, or maybe you’re inclined to throw things out with wild abandon and figure that you’ll just toss everything and have very little to pack. Whatever your situation may be, you’ll need to create a thorough inventory and do some careful packing in order to have a super-successful move. read more

Apartment Locators Explained

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Apartment locators find apartments based on your needs. They use agents, sometimes real estate agents, to compile apartment listings and refer apartments based on the tenants they’re working with. Most apartment locators serve specific regions, but there are national apartment locators with local branches. Types of Rental Units Apartment locators don’t just match you with […] read more

Is Hiring Undocumented Laborers to Help with Moving a Good Idea?

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When looking for help with moving, hiring undocumented laborers might seem like an attractive idea when you consider how much money you’ll save over hiring professional movers or if you can’t get enough friends and family members to lend a hand. However, there are number of serious issues to consider before you decide to hire […] read more