You may think Paris is the city of love, but we think it’s Loveland, CO! Ready to see why? The city’s name is no joke—you really will love every second you spend in Loveland. Nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and just a 30-minute drive south of Fort Collins, Loveland is the loveliest city for a weekend getaway for fun, romance, or adventure! Check out the top 10 things we love about Loveland. We think you’ll fall head over heels for… Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of perks to renting an apartment: community pools, workout centers, free maintenance, etc. Although your landlord will be quick to highlight many of the positive perks and requirements for renters, there may be a few things he or she might leave out. To get the most out of your rental, make sure you pay special attention to the following tips. Read the rest of this entry »
As everyone in the U.S. eagerly anticipates Super Bowl 50, two cities in particular are on the edge of their seats: Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., home of the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, respectively. But a lot more is on the line than just having a championship football team. Both of these cities are in a knock-down, drag-out duel over which city is the best overall.
Here is our comparison of the two cities, so you can decide for yourself which team plays in the best city: Read the rest of this entry »
You are there, in bed, enjoying the most beautiful slumber imaginable. Your dreams have whisked you away to a tropical oasis where <a horn blows in the distance> you bask in the brilliant <the horn blows again> sunshine sipping on a <there that annoying horn is again> delicious cocktail <horn> that is…
Suddenly you awaken and realize that the annoying horn is your alarm clock, ushering you into another day.
As usual, you hit the snooze bar a few times before begrudgingly going about your morning routine. Running slightly late as always, you pull away from your apartment community wishing you had another hour (or two) of sleep. You join the deluge of other daily commuters in the daily trek across the freeways that monopolize their work weeks. You try to daydream your way back to paradise while staring at the smog emerging from the vehicle in front of you.
If you are renting furniture for your home, or looking at furniture rental as an option for the future, take a look at these simple steps to keep your rented furniture looking as good as new.
Cover it up
Your dining room or kitchen table is most often the site of gatherings with family and friends, and thus susceptible to spills and scrapes. In order to keep your wood table looking its best, consider using a tablecloth or placemats when you’re enjoying a meal. If an accident happens and someone spills a glass, be sure clean up the spill immediately.
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As we head toward the end of January, it may be slightly embarrassing to admit that you’ve still got decorations from the holidays decking the halls of your home. If you’re an apartment renter, the prospect of squeezing that artificial tree back into the corner of the coat closet may seem especially daunting. Whether you rent a one-bedroom apartment or a studio, have no fear! Here are 4 space-saving tips for how to pack away the holiday chaos in an orderly fashion.
Tip #1: Use old egg crates to store ornaments
Looking for a quick and easy way to store fragile ornaments? Simply take an old egg carton out of the fridge and place an ornament in each cranny and close the lid! Your ornaments are protected and organized in a snap! It no longer takes professional boxes, bags and tissue paper to store the tree décor.
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National Pie Day – January 23 – is nearly upon us and who doesn’t love pie? The four most popular American pies hail from these four great cities, so here is a little more about what apartment living in these cities is like:
Home of the Boston Cream Pie, Boston is also known for its art and history as well as its sports teams. Apartment dwellers here can go to the famous Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox play whenever they want. This city also has fabulous public transportation – the MBTA – and is known for its top schools and healthcare. In addition, this is a wonderful city for foodies, with top-rated restaurants such as La ‘Espeliar and Atlantic Fish Company. Thanks to its significant Irish population, Boston sports a number of fantastic pubs within walking distance from apartment buildings and near public transportation.
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Whether you’re enduring a freeze or a flurry of flora, Uptown Minneapolis is the perfect place to explore in every season. Here are 4 things you can’t miss in this marvelous Midwestern neighborhood.
- Once Upon a Crime Mystery Books
Lovers of true crime and classic whodunnits alike shouldn’t miss this little underground bookshop in the heart of Uptown. Peruse the 800-square-foot front room loaded with everything from perennial bestsellers to local authors. If you don’t mind a little dust, ask about the bookstore’s annex, where you’ll find vintage copies and first editions of more favorites.
- Icehouse MPLS
Clutter in any apartment can make a space seem smaller, but a messy one-bedroom apartment can start to feel tiny fast. Fortunately, renters who take a more laid-back approach to tidying up can still keep things neat. Here are 5 cleaning hacks that will help even the laziest renter maintain a tidy living space.
- Don’t Tackle It All in One Day
The prospect of doing a big cleaning spree in a single day can seem overwhelming—and if you’re busy, downright impractical. Rather than carving out long periods of time on a single day, distribute your cleaning tasks throughout the week. Clean up just the bathroom before you go to bed on Monday. Sweep the kitchen and put away the dishes after dinner on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we celebrate the expansive variety of ages, cultures and backgrounds of all Americans. The apartment industry, especially, provides fair and equal housing to all persons, regardless of factors like age, race or sex. There really is an apartment for every demographic group and every life situation, including:
The new Baby Boomers don’t just sit around the apartment after their children move out. Instead, they are increasingly choosing urban apartments, where they can walk or bike to enjoy restaurants, shopping, plays and other activities.
The children of Baby Boomers, or Generation X, are very practical, self-reliant and independent. They know that it makes financial sense to rent an apartment versus home ownership – where maintenance and repair expenses are constant. Generation X is also a very social group, and apartments allow them the freedom to spend time with their friends.
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