In many respects, rent-to-own apartments sound almost too good to be true:
- There’s barely a fraction of the maintenance required of a house.
- It can be easier — not to mention more affordable — to find an apartment closer to vibrant downtown areas than similarly located homes.
- It combines the flexibility of renting with the financial security of owning property.
Well, rent-to-own apartments aren’t a dream. They’re real! But they can carry a few real challenges you need to be aware of, as well. Read the rest of this entry »
You just moved across the country for a three-month work contract. Your clothes are neatly organized in your new closet, your comforter is on the bed, and your furnished apartment is perfect… almost. You have everything you need except peace and quiet, thanks to your noisy neighbors. Is there anything you can do that won’t damage the apartment but still help you get a quiet night’s sleep? Fortunately, yes! Whether you’re dealing with a bustling intersection outside your window or noisy upstairs neighbors, these no-fuss tricks will help you curb the noise in any short-term rental.
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Apartment living that spotlights lavish swimming pools and fancy cafes is so 2017. The next level of extravagance includes more dogs than you might think!
Here are five luxurious apartment amenities you’ll see in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of sad truths in life. To name a few: you have to pay taxes, your beloved dog won’t live forever, and your apartment rent will go up, not down. While it’s important to accept these facts, it’s equally as important to keep an eye out for things that seem unfair. For example, your landlord cannot raise the rent whenever they feel like it! Rent laws vary by state, but there are some general guidelines that can help you figure out if you’re dealing with an illegal rent increase. If your rent has recently increased or your landlord has announced that one is coming, you’ll want to read this. Read the rest of this entry »
So, you’re one of the blessed few people with a two-bedroom apartment, or maybe a one-bedroom apartment with a spare room! You might currently be using the space to store odds & ends, out-of-season clothes, or random furniture you nabbed from your parents. What if we told you that you could be using this space to make money, learn a new skill, or even change the world? It’s true! No matter how small your spare room is, it’s enough space to make a big difference. Read the rest of this entry »
“BRRR! It’s cold in here! There must be some Toros in the atmosphere!” Or maybe you just have some old apartment windows? Yes, we’re quoting Bring It On, but it is a fitting description of your drafty apartment. Plus, we’re just excited to share these creative ways you can lower your heating bill this winter without damaging your apartment. So now, bring it on! (The savings, that is). Read the rest of this entry »
There’s no denying that loud neighbors can have quite a negative impact on your life. They can make it hard to sleep, study, watch a movie, and just live in peace! We’ve provided helpful suggestions for dealing with noisy neighbors before, and even helped make sure YOU’RE not the noisy neighbor. If your neighbor hasn’t responded to repeated (and polite) requests to keep it down, then it might be time to get serious with an official noise complaint. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re struggling with the winter blues, you’re certainly not alone. Colder temperatures and a lack of sunlight cause many of us to simply feel “blah” in the winter months. We feel tired, unmotivated, and simply getting out of bed in the morning is a battle. Bleghk, right? Fight back with these nearly instant cures for the winter blues, most of which are totally free! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever helped someone when they’re moving to a new apartment, you know it can be tough work! But, if you’ve ever been the friend who needs the moving help, you also know that having your amigos there can definitely make moving easier. Once you’ve settled in, show your friends how much you appreciate their moving help! Try these creative ideas to say “thank you” and strengthen your friendships—without breaking the bank. Read the rest of this entry »
When the days are short, the snow is falling, and the apartment gym is just a little too far away, it can be hard to motivate yourself to work out. However, as a wise post on Pinterest proclaims, “Excuses don’t get results!” Luckily, there are plenty of workouts you can do from the comfort of your own (warm and convenient) apartment. Get your sweat on with these easy workouts you can do in your living room, bedroom, and even shower. Read the rest of this entry »