With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty. If your internship’s in town, that’s great! But what if it isn’t? Many internships can take you clear across the country for just a few short months, costing you a pretty penny in short-term housing. But have no financial fear—with a little creative spending (and saving), you can still have the summer of your dreams! Read the rest of this entry »
‘Apartment Life’ Category
Where do you call home? For that matter, how do you define your home? Is it the place from which you hail, or the place you lay your head when you go to sleep each night? Is home a quiet place of seclusion, or a rambunctious meeting place for friends and family? What each individual calls home is very different. But at the same time, all of these concepts are innately the same. It is just part of the transcendent concept we call home. Read the rest of this entry »
“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine,” but summer heat and electricity bills definitely do not. If you live in an apartment, you’re probably familiar with the rising costs of your energy bill in the summer. So how can you keep your cool without paying a fortune? Here are some great money-saving hacks, just for apartment renters. Read the rest of this entry »
In the not so distant past, apartments were seen strictly as a refuge for people who could not afford a home. Blue collar workers in an urban corridor and college students were part of a small cross section of society that flocked to the apartment lifestyle. However, times have changed. Today, apartments provide more people than ever before a great place to call home. Everyone from business professionals, to downsizing baby boomers — every age and cross section of society are enjoying the benefits of apartment dwelling. And, while every segment of society is represented, renters — regardless of demographics — generally have these four personality traits in common. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s easy to take the little things for granted. When’s the last time you paused everything for a song that really spoke to your soul, or went outside to just soak up some sunshine? It’s never too late to start truly living, and Earth Day is a great excuse to appreciate those not-so-hidden treasures once again.
Every April 22, we take a moment to appreciate all of the amazing things our planet provides for us (sunny days, beautiful flowers, coffee beans—the list is limitless!) and give back. So what are you going to do? Sure, you could go with a classic Earth Day activity: plant a tree or compost last night’s dinner scraps. But what if you could thank Mother Earth with something a little less messy and a little more long-term? Read the rest of this entry »
It’s just over there. It is a stone’s throw away. You can get there in a hop, skip, and a jump. No matter how you say it, it pays to be close to the things that you love. When it comes to a place to live, that includes grocery stores, entertainment, and —for people with children —daycare. But how do you really define how close something is? “Close” for one person may be “far” for another. Is time the most important factor, or is it proximity? Going five blocks in city traffic could take you 45 minutes. So how far is too far and how far is just right? Read the rest of this entry »
Spring is here, which means warmer weather, sunnier evenings, and fresh, colorful flowers. It also means spring-cleaning your apartment from top to bottom! This means cleaning everything, including your bathroom. From the sink to the tub, cleaning your apartment’s bathroom can be a boring (and unpleasant!) task. Thankfully, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you tackle the task in 15 minutes or less. Spring-cleaning can be a breeze with ApartmentSearch by your side. Read the rest of this entry »
Picture yourself with a great tech job on the 22nd floor of a downtown high-rise. Each morning, you arrive at work eager for the day’s journey. You don’t mind the long hours because you love what you do. The pay is good and there are a lot of perks to working there. You especially like the people that you work alongside.
There is just one problem. In order to afford the house that you own, you have to commute one hour in the morning to get there and an hour in the evening to return. Traffic is horrible, and the commute itself is physically exhausting. You have less time for your family, friends, and the things you love to do. So what’s a homeowner to do? Apartment life may be the solution.
Tax Day is almost here! Have you been putting your taxes off? Don’t worry – you definitely aren’t alone. Make sure your returns are filed on time by enlisting a bit of help. Check out this handy list of places where you can get last-minute tax prep help, often for free! Read the rest of this entry »
Tax day is Tuesday, April 18th. Whether you’re bravely doing your taxes yourself, paying someone to do them for you, or bribing a friend with pizza to help you, one thing is a no-brainer – you want all the tax breaks you can get! And while you may think that homeowners get to take home all the tax deductions, that’s not necessarily true. There are a few creative tax breaks that could be perfect for apartment renters too! Read the rest of this entry »