Filling out the application for an apartment and then reading through the lease can be a confusing process. We understand.
One of the things that might be a bit hard to understand before you sign on the dotted line is the difference between an individual lease and a joint lease. We’re going to break it down for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Your framed painting of dogs playing poker finally arrived! Will you hang it over the couch, bed, or in the hallway? More importantly, how are you going to hang it without damaging your apartment walls? We’ve got you covered when it comes to apartment decorating tips that won’t leave you searching for putty and paint on move out day. Try one of these damage-free ways to hang pictures to help make sure you get your security deposit back when you move out. Read the rest of this entry »
An eight-letter word — eviction — can frighten any apartment tenant. If a landlord threatens to evict you, it can trigger a variety of problems. But if you are facing eviction, you’ve got some solutions at your disposal. Read the rest of this entry »
Your boxes are packed and the paperwork is finished for your new apartment. Moving day is just around the corner. Are chaos and drama inevitable parts of moving day, or can they be avoided? They can, with these handy moving day tips from your friends at ApartmentSearch! Read the rest of this entry »
There’s no doubt about it: Like pretty much everything else in life, the cost to rent an apartment in the U.S. is going up.
Median monthly rent for U.S. apartments rose by 15 percent from 2000 to 2016, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. During that time, the median monthly rent went from $850 to $980.
To reduce the cost of an apartment, some renters turn to something called income-restricted housing. At complexes that offer income-restricted apartments, the monthly rental amount takes into account the renter’s income.
How does all of this work? Here are four things you should know before renting an income-restricted apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
Moving out? Apartment cleaning should go at the top of your to-do list. As excited as you are about your new apartment, you can’t just walk away from your old one. There are some responsibilities you have as a renter when moving out, and those responsibilities involve cleaning. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like most new college graduates (or if you’re a student who’s about to graduate), you’re eager to find a job and perhaps you’re itching to settle down in a big city.
But where should you scratch that big-city itch? There are so many choices!
Here’s a list of five of the best cities for recent graduates (in alphabetical order) that you should consider as you map out your life after college. Read the rest of this entry »
Big castles, big cars, big bills! Is bigger always better? Find out all the ways downsizing from a house to an apartment could improve your quality of life – plus some downsizing tips for starting your smart move today! Read the rest of this entry »
Filling your apartment with plants is an easy way to decorate, but did you know that the right plants can also improve your health, mood, and productivity? According to a recent study from NASA, apartment plants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in just 24 hours!
Whether you have a cozy studio or a sprawling loft, here are the six best apartment plants for a greener, healthier life! Read the rest of this entry »
Puppies sure look cute, don’t they? They’re so adorable and Instagram-able!
However, the cuteness factor might lose some of its charm when it comes time for your pup to pee or poop. The task of potty training a puppy is hard enough as it is. It’s even more difficult when you and little Bella share an apartment on the 10th floor. Read the rest of this entry »