Filling out the application for an apartment and then reading through the lease can be a confusing process. We understand.
One of the things that might be a bit hard to understand before you sign on the dotted line is the difference between an individual lease and a joint lease. We’re going to break it down for you. Read the rest of this entry »
An eight-letter word — eviction — can frighten any apartment tenant. If a landlord threatens to evict you, it can trigger a variety of problems. But if you are facing eviction, you’ve got some solutions at your disposal. Read the rest of this entry »
Big castles, big cars, big bills! Is bigger always better? Find out all the ways downsizing from a house to an apartment could improve your quality of life – plus some downsizing tips for starting your smart move today! Read the rest of this entry »
Puppies sure look cute, don’t they? They’re so adorable and Instagram-able!
However, the cuteness factor might lose some of its charm when it comes time for your pup to pee or poop. The task of potty training a puppy is hard enough as it is. It’s even more difficult when you and little Bella share an apartment on the 10th floor. Read the rest of this entry »
Leaky faucet? Clogged sink? Overflowing toilet? Water gushing from the apartment above? No one wants to deal with plumbing problems. But can your landlord charge for plumbing repairs in situations like this? The answer is not always a clear one. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re seriously craving a BLT with double bacon and a side of coleslaw… but you can’t bear to peel yourself away from the last season of your favorite show. What’s a hungry guy or gal to do?
Fortunately, there’s a solution that doesn’t require leaving your apartment or even putting on shoes. When you need something scrumptious with minimal effort and zero cleanup, try one of these food delivery apps* that’ll bring your favorite eats right to your apartment door! Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve all heard the term “wear and tear” when it comes to the typical nicks and scratches even the most careful apartment renter causes. But what separates normal “wear and tear” from damages you’re expected to pay for out of your security deposit? (Or, worse yet, in addition to your security deposit?) And how can you address what you consider unfair bills from your landlord when you’re moving out?
The following three suggestions will help you receive a security deposit refund and find a solution for unreasonable landlord charges when you move out. Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe your dog just couldn’t hold it any longer, or there’s a remnant of that green beer from St. Patrick’s Day decorating your living room carpet. Or, perhaps a splash of red wine escaped from your glass. Sound familiar? We’ll walk you through how to get stains out of carpet, since visible stains could prevent you from getting your full security deposit refund when you move out of your apartment. These carpet cleaning tips and tricks will help you get your carpet into great shape again—and get you that full security deposit back. Read the rest of this entry »
We tend to believe that bigger is better, but that isn’t always the case—especially in your living situation! Larger apartments often have higher rent and utility costs, and they take more time and effort to maintain and clean. And don’t forget how much money and work it takes to fill a larger home with furniture and décor!
If you’re starting to feel like your home isn’t the best fit for your life anymore, maybe it’s time to consider moving to a smaller apartment or even a furnished apartment. Not sure if you’re ready to downsize? See if any of these surefire signs it’s time to downsize feel familiar to you. Read the rest of this entry »
Paper cuts. The hiccups. Noisy neighbors. They’re all unpleasant nuisances and sadly, they’re sometimes unavoidable. If you need to turn the volume down on disruptive neighbors but want to avoid an all-out feud, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few realistic ways for getting your noisy neighbors to quiet down! Read the rest of this entry »