You’re the proud tenant of a charming apartment in a prime location, and you’ve taken care to furnish and decorate it flawlessly. Now, you’re ready to share it with others! If you’re ready to list your apartment on a vacation rental site, it’s vital to figure out if you’re permitted to as a renter. Learn how you can find out if listing your apartment is allowed by your landlord and with your city.
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Should you stay or should you go? Don’t let freezing temperatures give you cold feet when deciding whether or not to move apartments this winter! There are many positive reasons why moving in the winter months could benefit you — and your wallet. Check out this list of pros and cons to learn if moving during the cold months makes sense for you. Read the rest of this entry »
“Everything’s negotiable,” we’re always told. But is it true? For example, can you negotiate rent with a property management company or landlord? Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing ruins the summer months more than the appearance of unwelcome pests in your apartment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! Take back your apartment this summer with these easy tips on dealing with three of the most common — and dangerous summer — pests! Read the rest of this entry »
Flushing your toilet might not be something you think about twice. In fact, it’s a good habit to be in. But then you get last month’s sewer and water bill and suddenly every flush sounds like money going right down the drain! Read the rest of this entry »
It comes every year, whether you’re ready for it or not. It can pass uneventfully, or it can wreak havoc on your life. It’s invasive, it’s sneezy, and it’s no fun at all.
It’s flu season! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s spacious, below-market price, and doesn’t require a background check—it’s the apartment of your dreams! But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here are some of the most common apartment rental scams, how they work, and how you can spot them before you sign a lease that turns your dream apartment into a waking nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »
Summertime sounds like no other season.
From the chirping of nearby cicadas and katydids to the gentle rustling of leaves in the evening breeze, summer’s sounds are music to your ears. You welcome them!
However, other summer sounds aren’t as great. They include loud parties in the unit next door, obnoxious gatherings at the pool, and common area cookouts where guests outnumber residents ten-to-one.
College isn’t cheap, and there’s one thing in particular that makes up a significant chunk of the cost: housing. Whether you’re in a campus dormitory or an off-campus apartment, those living expenses can add up fast! Living with your parents? Now that’s a different story. It’s often free! Still not sure if living at home during college is the best plan for you? We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons. Read the rest of this entry »
In many respects, rent-to-own apartments sound almost too good to be true:
- There’s barely a fraction of the maintenance required of a house.
- It can be easier — not to mention more affordable — to find an apartment closer to vibrant downtown areas than similarly located homes.
- It combines the flexibility of renting with the financial security of owning property.
Well, rent-to-own apartments aren’t a dream. They’re real! But they can carry a few real challenges you need to be aware of, as well. Read the rest of this entry »