Spring is here and for thousands of college students across America, it means one thing… spring break. Visions of beaches, parties and a week-long celebration of their youth fill the days leading up to mid-terms. However, for some college students, spring brings to mind a harsh reality. In just a few short weeks. the ride is up and life in the real world begins. They might be spending spring break apartment hunting to get ready for what lies ahead. Very soon, it will be time for Adulting 101. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Finding an Apartment’ Category
Your relationship has gotten serious! With hearts in your eyes and butterflies in your belly, you’ve decided to move in together. Now, you’re ready to tackle your first cohabitation challenge: apartment hunting. This process can quickly move from exciting to stressful if you let it. Here’s how to navigate the tricky waters of apartment hunting with your significant other so you can begin your journey as roommates on a loving (and peaceful) note! Read the rest of this entry »
Life is a crazy ride. You may think you have your five-year plan written in stone, or you might not even have a five-month plan worked out. Regardless of where you stand, you will always need a roof over your head. So, when is it best to buy furniture to fill your apartment, and when is it best to rent an apartment that’s already furnished? Let’s look at the different situations you may find yourself in and consider whether buying or renting is the smarter option. Read the rest of this entry »
Will you only be in town for the summer?
Do you have a serious case of wanderlust?
Are you searching for a new job but unsure where it might be?
Is the thought of signing a long-term contract enough to get you pulling out the Pepto?
If so, you may want to think about renting with a month-to-month lease. If you’re not ready or able to commit to a fixed-term lease, the flexibility might be exactly what you need. Read on to learn more about why you may (or may not) want to think about a different form of leasing. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s exciting to search for a new apartment, new neighborhood, and new favorite hangout spot, but don’t let your excitement get the best of you. While you might find the apartment of your dreams, you could also stumble upon a scam. Simply put, a scam is when a criminal tries to get money for an apartment they’re not planning on renting. Once you know how rental scams work, they’re a lot easier to spot. Read our handy dandy guide to make sure you don’t fall prey to one of today’s top tricks! Read the rest of this entry »
For the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18-34 are more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they are to be living with a spouse or partner in their own house or apartment, reports Pew Social Trends. Are you one these folks? Check out these 8 (somewhat hilarious) signs it may be time to move out of your parent’s place and into an abode of your own. It’s easier and more affordable than you ever imagined! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a professional or student always on the move for work, the advantages of furnished apartments are a no brainer. However, renting a furnished apartment can actually be a smart choice for almost anyone! Check out these five huge advantages to see how a furnished apartment could be beneficial for you, from both a cost and convenience perspective. Read the rest of this entry »
When you decide to rent a fully furnished apartment, you’re choosing ease, flexibility and convenience. By going this route, you can live in the apartment of your dreams without the commitment of purchasing the furniture. You can pack up and move at a moment’s notice, without having to hoard stacks of moving boxes. That doesn’t mean, however, that you don’t need to be an educated and careful consumer. There are a few unique things to consider when renting a fully furnished apartment, and some important questions you need to ask. By getting answers to these questions before signing on the dotted line, you can make the best decision for your lifestyle! Read the rest of this entry »
Lets face it. Right now, some of you despise the apartment you currently live in. In fact, you’re counting down the days until your lease term is up so you make your grand exit. Adding to your frustration, a brand new apartment community just opened up on the other side of town and they’re advertising one month of free rent. Not to mention, you have not had a response to the work order you submitted two days ago asking maintenance to fix the leaky faucet. All of these things add up to your much-celebrated exit from life at your current community. But wait — there might be more to the story than meets the eye. Is the grass going to be greener on the other side of town, or are you off to a new community with the same story as before? Consider these things before you start searching for your next apartment home. Read the rest of this entry »
In a perfect world, every decision would be rational. Before any decisions were made, there’d be a pro-con list and plenty of time to deliberate over a fresh peppermint mocha. Unfortunately, that world exists in the same reality as painless politics and calorie-free pizza. Bummer. If only the world were so logical and predictable! Sometimes, things just move fast. Maybe you just found out you’re being transferred for work, you nailed the internship of your dreams (across the country), or you need to take an out-of-town contract job. Whatever the case, read on to learn our top tips for finding temporary housing in a pinch! Read the rest of this entry »