Posts Tagged ‘Neighbors’

The Best Way to Handle Annoying Neighbors

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An otherwise fantastic apartment can quickly become a source of frustration if you reside near annoying neighbors. Whether blaring music at odd hours of the night, leaving trash in the hallways, entertaining an endless stream of visitors, or simply refusing to use use indoor voices, annoying neighbors are something most renters will encounter at some […] read more

Dating Your Neighbors

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If you ever watched Melrose Place, you know the dangers of dating anyone down the hall at your apartment complex. An apartment romance doesn’t have to be that complicated, of course, but when you decide to date someone you might see in the hallway every day, it’s worth making sure that you have a good […] read more

Living with Neighbors Who Party All the Time

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Remember that horrific tune, sung(?) by none other than Eddie Murphy called "Party All the Time?" Yeah I know, it does bring back some images we'd rather not remember. However, why is it that some of our neighbors seem to use that song as their mantra? You know the ones. The frat boys who come home close to three in the morning and party from the car to their apartment, leaving beer bottles strewn along the way; the three guys in Apartment 3C who are trying to form the next power-rock trio; the Hugh Hefner-wannabe whose friends take over the pool area, and the half-deaf woman living above you who gets a hankering for Neil Diamond when the sun goes down. Ah, the joys of apartment living. read more

Better Apartment Searching: Five “Amenities” That Really Count

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When your search for an apartment, it's easy to be swayed by the obvious things we all look for during an apartment hunt--cheap rent, big bedrooms, a great view and, if you live in a real concrete jungle, a roof deck. Finding an apartment with any one of these great features might tempt you to sign the lease as quickly as you can, before it gets snapped up by someone else. But before you sign anything, there are some things you should think about first. Here are five important apartment hunting tips that can help you make sure some trivial issues don't turn into big problems. read more

Ways to Meet Your Neighbors

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Whether you've just moved into a new apartment, or are feeling a sudden rush of sociability, there are plenty of ways to get to know your neighbors. Some ways take planning and work, and others are as simple as saying “hi” in the elevator. Whatever your level of motivation, there's a way that can work for you. Here are a few simple ideas to meet your neighbors, and possibly make some friends in the process. read more

When Your Neighbor is an Exhibitionist

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At one time or another, all of us have caught a glimpse of a stranger inside of his or her apartment. We’ve seen them in their kitchens as we walk down the street, or looked up at the flickering blue lights of a basketball game playing on their living room TV. If you live in a large apartment complex or on a densely populated street, you may frequently see the same neighbor in his apartment before he pulls down the shade at night. read more

Second Hand Smoke in Your Apartment

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Second-hand smoke (also called environmental tobacco smoke or ETS) is a health risk for everyone, and particularly for children (who become very susceptible to developing asthma or respiratory infections when exposed to smoke) and the elderly. It’s within your power to quit smoking if you’re a smoker, choose to live with only non-smokers, and ask your guests to smoke outside if they must. But what if your neighbors are smokers? Even if they smoke outside, the smoke might migrate into your living space through cracks around doors or windows or in ventilation system, posing a threat to your health. So what rights do you have when it comes to protecting yourself against second-hand smoke? Read on for more information about the dangers of second-hand smoke and the ways you can protect yourself. read more

Dealing with Bad Neighbors

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You haven’t gotten any sleep in two weeks because the neighbors above you seem to be part of a marathon, practicing every night by running from their bedroom to the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, and even down the stairs. And of course, the neighbors on both sides of you are having a competition to see who can drown out the other’s music at 3 in the morning. What about the neighbor whose dog pees all over your patio furniture? What do all of your neighbors have in common? They make your life hell and just renewed their lease for another year. What can you do? Learn how to deal with a bad neighbor. read more