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 »
Your new apartment lease is signed! Now you’re happily daydreaming about your beautiful new view and enormous closet. Only one thing stands in your way: packing. There are some things that absolutely must be boxed up and moved, but there are just as many things that you can (and should!) toss. For a stress-free move, let your friends at ApartmentSearch explain what you probably don’t need to pack and why! 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 »
There are a million and one “best places” lists out there. The best places to find a job, best places to get a cup of coffee, top cities to save money, and so on. We’ve read them all, but the most important list we watch is where people want to move to get a great apartment. While all the lists have their own unique spins, ours is a little different.
We have analyzed all of the lists and also taken a close look at jobs that upcoming college grads are seeking. All of this, combined with the cost of living, ways to have fun, and the availability of affordable apartments, have led us to bring you our list of the top 5 places you should consider moving to this summer. 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 »
The day was finally here. Lola grabbed her sweater and rushed outside. The morning air was cool on her face as she raced down the steps of her apartment building. There, under a light pole, was a quickly-disappearing pile of slush no larger than a shoe. The melted water glistened as it sunk into the surrounding grass. She snapped a photo on her phone and pushed it out onto Instagram. The adorned verbiage was just four words long: “Spring is officially here!” Read the rest of this entry »
Face it: your parents, while so generous for letting you stay, aren’t exactly your ideal roommates. And your other options range from “friends who would be terrible to live with” and “random people on Craigslist that scare you a little.” When it’s finally time to cut the cord and live on your own though, you may wonder, “Can I afford to live on my own?” Check out these tips to find out how you can better prepare for solo apartment living and plan for the costs that you may have overlooked! Read the rest of this entry »
The search for a new apartment can feel overwhelming. Time is often against you, and you may even begin your search from another state or country. You start by finding apartment options that fit within your desired area and price range. (Tools like ApartmentSearch are great to help you save time on this first part.) But usually, once you have the list narrowed down to a handful of options, you will want to visit the apartments in person. After a long day touring apartments, they often all begin to look the same.
However, there are some important differences you should look out for. Not all apartments are the same and sometimes the challenges can be hard to spot. This list will help you discover the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Read the rest of this entry »