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 »
Ahh, Corgis. They’re the stars of Queen Elizabeth’s palace, and now they’re popping up on the silver screen. Their short legs and stumpy tails make them some of the cutest pups you’ll ever meet. Their infamous “sploots” and perky ears are an endless source of giggles for dog lovers everywhere.
We can’t blame you for wondering if Corgis make good apartment pets. The good news is, they do! Read on to learn why Corgis are quite paw-sibly one of the best dog breeds for pet-friendly apartment living. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you have a baby on the way? Congratulations! As a new parent, you’ve got a world of worries on your plate, and a to-do list a mile long. Take this one off your list. We’ll show you how to make room for a little one in even the littlest of one-bedroom apartments. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a first-time renter, you may not be sure exactly what’s included in your rent. Do you have to pay extra to use the dog park? Are utilities already included? If so, is there a limit to how much water or electricity you can use? Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the dead of winter, and instead of cozying up inside with a good book, you’re freezing your butt off in your own apartment! You could turn up the heat, but that’s mega-expensive. And besides, you really spend the majority of your time in just one room. Before you start burning furniture, check out these cheap ways to heat a room in your apartment without sending your bills through the roof. Read the rest of this entry »
Her share of the rent is always late—if it arrives at all. She’s noisy, she eats your food, and her friends are inconsiderate. Let’s face it: your roommate is a nightmare. If you’re already at the point where you’re wondering, “how can I evict a roommate that’s on the lease?” We’ve got answers for you. 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 »
Uh oh! Did your furry friend damage your carpet? As a pet owner, you understand that accidents (and mischief) happen. You forgive your beloved companion–but your landlord probably won’t. Find out how to repair a pet damaged carpet so you can get your security back safe and sound.
Cleaning Old Stains
Even the most well-behaved, best-trained pets have been known to have a rare accident or two. When move out times rolls around, it’s crucial to clean up any old stains on your carpet. Read the rest of this entry »
Meow! Cats make great apartment pets. They’re cute and loveable, plus non-smelly, non-slobbery, and low-maintenance (unlike a certain other animal which will not be named!). Still, some cat breeds do better than others in apartments. Read the rest of this entry »