Boxes are everywhere, the unpacking has begun, and a delicious deep dish pizza has been ordered – you’re officially moving in to your first place! Now, where do you even begin with furniture? Take a seat (on the floor?) and read on for ten pieces of furniture that every first apartment needs. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve had it! You just can’t take it anymore. You have to get out your current place and start fresh. Or, maybe you have to leave because your job calls you to relocate across the country. You could be a college student, moving in to your first apartment with roommates. Whatever the case, the time has come for you to move across the country.
“Staycation all I ever wanted, Staycation time to get away…” Rethinking those lyrics feels good, huh? So does rethinking your idea of a vacation. Maybe you can’t afford to take a plane and stay in a fancy hotel right now, or maybe you can’t get the time off from work. Whatever the reason, your vacation deserves to be taken and we’re here to help! So skip the travel time and make your own dang wanderlust with these four steps to having the best apartment staycation ever. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve just landed the coveted internship you were gunning for, or maybe you are relocating temporarily for work. Either way, one thing is certain: you need to find short-term housing. This is no easy task.
With more and more millennials opting to rent rather than buy, the development of new rental housing hasn’t been able to keep up with demand in 10 out of 11 of America’s largest cities. In fact, according to the United States Census Bureau, the nation’s stock of available rental housing is lower than it’s been in more than two decades. Luckily the real estate gurus at Apartmentsearch.com have a host of useful tools that’ll make finding that rental a snap. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your short-term housing situation, including how to furnish it easily and economically. Read the rest of this entry »
“U.S.A.! U.S.A!” Or whichever country you’re hollering for! Regardless of what you’re yelling at the TV, it’s no secret why: the summer Olympics are almost here (Hint: They’re August 5 to 21, 2016). Two words in that last sentence are great reasons to throw a party: summer, and of course, the Olympics! So grab your flags, craft your little heart out, and whip up mom’s famous seven-layer dip. Follow our handy Olympic party guide to throw the ultimate apartment shindig! Read the rest of this entry »
You’re moving. What are you gonna do without your BFF?! Don’t worry. New friends are just around the corner. If you’re moving to a new apartment, keep texting those old friends but start looking for new ones, right here! Turns out, they don’t even have to be human. Check out our hand-groomed list of apartment-friendly pets and find your ultimate furry friend for life. Read the rest of this entry »
Expats relocating to the U.S. have a myriad of choices ahead of them as they transition from their home country to America. In some cases, the destination city is chosen by the employer. Even so, expats have the opportunity to choose the type of neighborhood they would like to live in and the lifestyle that is best for them and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer isn’t the only thing heating up. Apartment living is the most popular housing choice in the nation today. As a result, in many cities, apartments are becoming harder and harder to find. This also means that rent rates are burning a hole in the pockets of some apartment residents. Thankfully, there are still plenty of affordable apartments in your city and they may have some surprises waiting for you. In fact, these apartment amenities are not only super cool, they help you get red hot value for the cost of your rent! Read the rest of this entry »
Independence Day falls on a Monday this year. That means it’s time to prepare yourself for a 3-day weekend crammed full of the sunniest, ice creamiest (and dare we say) booziest summer fun imaginable! And this year there’s no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than Atlanta, Georgia. Sure, the experts at the Travel Channel named Atlanta the number one destination for fireworks in the United States, but there’s more to the perfect 4th of July weekend than high quality pyrotechnics. We’re talking about food, music, parties, enjoying nature, and celebrating American history: Atlanta has it all. Whether you are the outdoorsy type or strictly an urban explorer, we’ve got your perfect 4th of July weekend all planned out… Read the rest of this entry »
As the Fourth of July approaches, we reflect on the circumstances that led to the birth of our nation nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago. Though they were visionaries of their time, our forefathers never imagined the world that we live in today. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, the total population of the U.S. was merely 2.5 million (roughly the same population as Houston). Most people lived in wood-frame, single-family houses that they, or their parents, constructed with their bare hands (often with up to eight people sharing a three-room structure). Little did the founders of our country know that we would someday growing into the vast society we are today… Read the rest of this entry »