When you find an apartment you really love, you don’t want to give up on it due to a shaky financial track record. Even if you have a less than stellar credit history, there are many things you can do to improve your score in both the short, and long term. Follow along as we dive into how your credit score works and learn what you can do to work on improving your credit score, no matter your financial background. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve all seen the same Facebook post from our desperate friends: “Moving day! Can anyone help? Will pay in six-packs and pizza slices!” Zero likes. And it’s no wonder why—moving is a pain, and helping your friend lug that solid wood entertainment center down three flights of stairs isn’t exactly worth a bachelor’s favorite meal. Keeping up with hand-me-downs shouldn’t be at the top of your list, which is why many people are now choosing to live in furnished apartments. With an option to filter your search results to fully furnished rental options only on ApartmentSearch.com, your life can be made easier with the click of the mouse. Just check out these unexpected perks! Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes life is funny. One minute you’re gliding through your daily routine and then all of a sudden…Wham! You are hit with something new and/or unexpected. Ferris Bueller said it best when observing, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
That’s what happens for many people seeking a new apartment. There is more to it than simply walking into the first community you see and signing a lease. In fact, for many, the first step is looking around and asking about the things that go inside the apartment. And, if you fall within any of these groups, maybe the first thing you should ask the leasing professional in front of you is, “Does this apartment come furnished?” Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re a first time renter or a seasoned vet, talking to your landlord can be a difficult thing. Worried about what to say? How about what not to say: check out these examples of potential problem-starters when it comes to discussing difficult apartment-renting topics. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s appropriate that the weather starts to cool down once September rolls around…because it helps to wear a few different “hats” when you’re on the prowl for the month’s best deals! What kinds of hats, you may be wondering? Find out with this fun list of the best things to buy in September! Read the rest of this entry »
Labor Day has been a national holiday for a long time, since President Grover Cleveland signed it into law in 1894 in fact. This celebration of workers started as much more than the three-day, shopping extravaganza and un-official end of the summer season that we know it as today though. In its early days, the celebration of Labor Day was a celebration of a job well done by America’s workforce. From factory workers to industrial laborers, the booming growth of American prosperity meant lots of hard hours in often challenging conditions. The unions fought hard for this time, which would be set aside each year, to allow for a moment of pause. It was a chance to look around, see what had been accomplished, and celebrate a job well done. Read the rest of this entry »
While college is full of new friends, a new school, and completely new experiences altogether, it also goes hand in hand with a whole new world of…adulting. Buying your own toilet paper? Figuring out every meal on your own? Budgeting??? Yep, all of these things need to get done. But don’t fret; being a college student also comes with tons of perks, especially when it comes to saving money. Check out these ideas for stretching your dollars and keeping it up for the rest of your college career, and hopefully, life! Read the rest of this entry »
We love describing all of the amazing innovations that make apartment living one of the most sought-after ways to do life! We’ve spent time examining the benefits for every generation, from student renters to professional retirees. We’ve investigated the financial benefits and demonstrated how, in nearly every circumstance, people save money by being renters. From the benefits of location to the abundance of amenities, we dove deep to help you find the apartment you’ve always dreamed of.
But there’s one market that receives not nearly enough attention. So, as we wind down the “Dog Days of Summer,” we went looking for the K-9 perspective on why apartment renting is for the dogs. Read the rest of this entry »
Procrastinators don’t get enough credit. Sure, you may wait until the last minute to do a task that you’ve known about for, oh, six months…but sometimes, that’s a good thing! Heck, as summer winds down, we bet you’re just now getting on top of that last-minute “summer party” that you decided to throw three months ago. But it’ll be the party of the century, right? And that’s all that matters. Kind of like everything else you do – when you get it done, it’s awesome.
With that in mind, it’s no secret that you probably haven’t begun thinking about furnishing your college apartment. Who needs months, or even weeks to plan your decor and unpack, let alone pick out the furniture? If you’re the procrastinator of the year, we salute you. We’ve also got some great ideas for furnishing your place last-minute; right after you eat pizza…while sitting on the floor of your empty apartment. Gotta keep with tradition after all! Read the rest of this entry »
Summer’s been swingin’ and so has swimsuit season. You know what they say: suns out, guns out. Skies out, thighs out. Heat’s off…A/C is ON. Definitely ON. While summer is a great time to keep up with your workouts, the heat can be a definite turn off when you want to get outside and be active. Luckily, we’ve found some awesome indoor alternatives to turning yourself into “hot stuff” without melting in the great outdoors. Check out these easy indoor workouts for keeping up with that summer beach bod year round! Read the rest of this entry »