As more Americans move into urban areas, city planners have to get inventive to accommodate them. One solution that’s becoming increasingly popular is mixed-use developments. But just because this is a favorable option for city planners doesn’t mean it will be a good fit for you. Learn what mixed-use buildings are and read up on the pros and cons of living above a cafe or other type of retail space! Read the rest of this entry »
‘Finding an Apartment’ Category
Apartment? Loft? Flat? Condo? Duplex? What do all those terms mean anyway? And you said rent is HOW MUCH? Bring on the face palm emoji.
When you just want a place to live that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, the different housing terms and buzzwords can start to run together in your mind. But, the type of apartment you rent can make a difference in how much rent you’ll pay, the amount of space you’ll have, and other key living aspects. Learn how these four different types of apartments vary to inform your choices and housing search. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re hoping to move out of your dorm, upgrade your current space, or finally live roommate-free for the first time—the financial logistics of renting an apartment can be overwhelming. The good news is, you probably can afford an apartment as long as you know how to save. When you budget efficiently, the cost of an apartment becomes much more manageable. Read this step-by-step guide to saving up for apartment rent, and start your search today. Read the rest of this entry »
Plans can change unexpectedly. Changes in employment, relationship status, or finances may prompt you to rethink your living situation. Some changes may even lead you to move out of your apartment without paying rent for the final month or two on the lease.
And just like that, apartment debt is created.
Like all forms of debt, apartment debt doesn’t go away on its own. Regardless of how long ago that debt was accrued, it will stick around and may hurt your credit score. These tips can help you start to repair your damaged credit and resolve apartment debt on your credit report. Read the rest of this entry »
Finding an apartment can be difficult, especially when it’s your first apartment. Once you find the right one, you may also find out that the landlord runs a background check on lease applicants—and he or she wants your permission to run one on you.
But fear not! Tenant background checks are pretty standard. Landlords and property managers use them to confirm a possible renter’s identity and trustworthiness. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re hunting for a bargain, timing can be everything. We’ve all browsed sales waiting for the right time to buy a television or car—holding off for seasonal savings such as Black Friday. But did you know there’s also a best time of year to rent an apartment?
If you know you’re going to be moving in the next couple of months, and are wondering when the best time to rent an apartment is, read on. Read the rest of this entry »
Bustling cities, amazing seafood, hiking, and even skiing. Wonderful people and one-of-a-kind views. What’s not to love? The East Coast is calling your name! Learn more about the best yet cheapest cities for renters moving to the Atlantic Coast. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to amazing weather, incredible opportunities, and wonderful people, the West Coast is truly the best coast. Why would you live anywhere else? Though it’s not known for having the absolute cheapest rent in America, the West Coast might be calling your name! Before you start packing your bags, discover the coolest and cheapest cities to rent in on the Pacific coast. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you renting a room in someone else’s apartment? Or, maybe you’re considering renting out a room in your apartment. Either could be a smart way to cut down on housing expenses.
Renting a room comes with its fair share of risks, though. Ask these 11 questions to ensure your rental situation is safe and satisfying. Read the rest of this entry »
Trying to find an apartment to rent without going through a credit check is like trying to find a kid who hates candy. It’s not easy; however, with a little effort and persistence, it can be done.
Here are five things you can do to rent an apartment without a credit check. Read the rest of this entry »