Renting an apartment with friends and strangers alike can be a blast… until it’s not. Depending on your situation and personality, you might find that you’re better off flying solo. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons to decide. Read the rest of this entry »
With an apartment roommate, you might lose some privacy, but you’ll gain savings. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh, snap! You glance at the calendar and your heart drops. Between work deadlines, school assignments, and a busy social life, you forgot to pay your rent. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but your landlord can say “sayonara” for late rent. Is it time to freak out, pack up your apartment, and hit the road? Hold up just one second. Before you resort to hysteria, find out whether a landlord can/will evict you and how you can recover from this snafu. Read the rest of this entry »
New home, who dis? If you’re moving forward and have found a new spot, there are a few to-dos before you pop your bubbly and burn your sage. Yes, moving can be exciting—hello, new pool!—but it’s also tons of work.
Use this pre-move checklist one step at a time to make sure moving day goes smoothly and you get your security deposit back, because that’s what you really want, right? In 7 steps, your old haunting grounds will just be part of your past. Read the rest of this entry »
Covered parking spots or a swimming pool? A gym or a dog park? Keyless entry or a smart thermostat? A recent study shows that more and more residents are willing to increase their monthly rent payment to have more technology in their apartments. Find out what amenities renters are shelling out big bucks for, and how you can find an apartment with all the smart features you want. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a season for everything, including leaving your beloved parents’ house. Whether you’re headed off to college or just moving into your first apartment, your parents are about to be flying solo at home. Put these tips to use to help make the transition easier for them! Read the rest of this entry »
Apartment life offers many conveniences. But there are also some risks involved. For example, you can’t control what the person in the apartment next door does, even though you both share a wall, a roof, etc. That proximity and shared space mean it’s even more important to avoid apartment fires by practicing fire safety. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re apartment living, communal laundry is often the norm. Whether you’re schlepping your clothes to a basement or just down the hall, these shared spaces can feel like a building’s equivalent of the DMV: everybody’s there, but nobody’s happy. To make shared laundry situations less of a pain, follow these common sense dos and don’ts. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s all fun and games… until someone gets evicted. Having a new home can be a great reason to up your social game or host band practice, but as the fun amps up, so can the noise. And when you’re renting, that can mean that – legally – your landlord can kick you to the curb. Yikes! Should you be worried? Protect yourself and find out if your landlord can evict you for noise complaints before you push send on that happy hour text. Read the rest of this entry »
Trying to find an apartment to rent without going through a credit check is like trying to find a kid who hates candy. It’s not easy; however, with a little effort and persistence, it can be done.
Here are five things you can do to rent an apartment without a credit check. Read the rest of this entry »