Whether you’re moving off-campus with a group of friends or looking to upgrade your current living situation, you face one big question: house or apartment?
Maybe you’re leaning one way or the other. Maybe you’re totally on the fence. Either way, this pros and cons list will steer you in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s spooky season! That means telling fireside ghost stories, carving pumpkins, and binge-watching all your favorite horror movies. But it also means werewolves, witches, monsters, and ghouls are afoot!
Is there a ghost in your apartment giving you trouble? Find out if your favorite haunt is, well, haunted. Watch for these seven spine-tingling signs of a haunting. Read the rest of this entry »
Chihuahua or Corgi? Beagle or Boxer? You’re looking for a new furry family member, but one that won’t cause fights with your landlord or troubles for your security deposit. Find out which dog breeds are best for apartment living and why, from the furriendly folks at ApartmentSearch! Read the rest of this entry »
Mini-pigs are precious, but do they make good apartment pets? How about ferrets or iguanas? You may think cats and dogs are old news, but pause before you get creative. Some animals are well-suited for apartment life, while others are…not.
According to Realtor.com, some pets could ruin both your life, your lease, and your wallet! Read the rest of this entry »
Dorm life: convenient for getting to class, low-maintenance, and ideal for socializing and making friends.
Off-campus living has some serious perks, too. You enjoy more privacy, a room to yourself, and a new sense of independence. No more community bathrooms you have to share with thirty other people, either. What a glorious thought!
Your school may not share much information about off-campus housing, but we’re here to get you started with need-to-know info. Don’t get caught by surprise. Read up on the top five things you need to know before renting an off-campus apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
Fall is coming, but in many parts of the country, those sweltering summer temperatures are still lingering. The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven!
Keep your apartment kitchen comfortably cool and satisfy your sweet tooth with these tasty no-bake dessert ideas. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh, snap! You glance at the calendar and your heart drops. Between work deadlines, school assignments, and a busy social life, you forgot to pay your rent. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but your landlord can say “sayonara” for late rent. Is it time to freak out, pack up your apartment, and hit the road? Hold up just one second. Before you resort to hysteria, find out whether a landlord can/will evict you and how you can recover from this snafu. Read the rest of this entry »
Covered parking spots or a swimming pool? A gym or a dog park? Keyless entry or a smart thermostat? A recent study shows that more and more residents are willing to increase their monthly rent payment to have more technology in their apartments. Find out what amenities renters are shelling out big bucks for, and how you can find an apartment with all the smart features you want. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a season for everything, including leaving your beloved parents’ house. Whether you’re headed off to college or just moving into your first apartment, your parents are about to be flying solo at home. Put these tips to use to help make the transition easier for them! Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re apartment living, communal laundry is often the norm. Whether you’re schlepping your clothes to a basement or just down the hall, these shared spaces can feel like a building’s equivalent of the DMV: everybody’s there, but nobody’s happy. To make shared laundry situations less of a pain, follow these common sense dos and don’ts. Read the rest of this entry »