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Mold can cause illness and is therefore a serious health violation when present in apartment buildings.

Health Code Violations: Is Your Landlord Breaking the Law?

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The apartment you end up in might not be the one of your dreams (subway tile in the kitchen, a large soaking tub, and unobstructed views of the city), but at the very least you can expect it to be clean and safe. Your landlord is responsible for keeping every rental property they own in […] read more

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Preparing Your Apartment For Bad Weather

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No matter where you live, there’s always a chance of bad weather. It could be a severe thunder or snowstorm, or it could be something much bigger like a hurricane. Regardless of what kind of bad weather it is, there are a few basic steps you can take to prepare your apartment for it. read more

The Pros and Cons of Short Term Rentals

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Short term rentals can sometimes be the best option for a tenant. By renting short term, a tenant moving to a new, unknown city or neighborhood can test out the area to see whether he likes the area or would rather live somewhere else. However, short term rentals can often have many drawbacks as well. […] read more

Typical Utility Costs in Chicago

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If you live in the Chicago area, your utility costs for electricity and natural gas run above and below the national average respectively. Chicagoans enjoy a lower rate compared to other U.S. consumers when it comes to their heating costs and pay around 8% more than other consumers in the U.S. for electricity. Electricity – […] read more

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Typical Utility Costs in Seattle

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Seattle utility costs, for the most part, run lower than utilities in other large metropolitan areas. However, total costs are still higher for Seattle residents than they are for people living in cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Nevertheless, electric costs are fairly reasonable as much of the generated power comes from hydroelectric dams operating in the Skagit and […] read more

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Typical Utility Costs in Boston

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It’s best you monitor your utility costs in Boston carefully, as it’s one of the more expensive places in the country for renters to live. For example, a one-bedroom apartment can range from around $1,000 to $1,800 per month while a two-bedroom rental can be leased anywhere from around $1,500 to $2,500 monthly. Even if […] read more

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Typical Utility Costs in Austin

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While Austin is a great place, typical utility costs for its residents can often make it more expensive than other Texas cities. Because of the city’s frequently extreme weather, air conditioning and heating costs raise are the largest expense for most of Austin resident expenses. Below is an estimation of typical monthly utility costs in […] read more

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Typical Utility Costs in San Francisco

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Utility costs in San Francisco typically include phone, cable, high-speed Internet, water, electricity and natural gas. In addition to your rent, such costs can be rather prohibitive when you add them to your other expenses, such as your car payment, associated transportation costs, insurance premiums and food costs. Nevertheless, major utility expenses, such as gas and electricity, […] read more

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Typical Utility Costs in Atlanta

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The utility costs in Atlanta can become quite costly, especially when you’re paying for electricity, water and natural gas. However, if you monitor your usage, you can control your monthly costs for any of the aforementioned utilities, including your cable, Internet and phone. Water – A Very Pricey Utility in Atlanta If you live in Atlanta, expect to pay […] read more

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