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 »
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Can you do the splits? No, not that kind! Not banana splits, either. We’re talking about splitting the rent fairly with your roommates. Don’t let this issue ruin what could be an extremely rewarding (and cost-effective) living experience. Here are some fair ideas for splitting apartment rent between you and your roommates. 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 »
It’s finally here! The long-awaited day when you meet true independence—you’re moving into your first apartment! Congratulations, you’ve officially entered adulthood. Once the movers are long gone, you’ve unpacked a few boxes, and you start settling in, you look down at your growling stomach, and realize—it’s time to do some shopping.
But, where do you start? How much should you spend? What do you even get? Don’t panic—ApartmentSearch is here to help you create the perfect shopping list for perfecting basic recipes within the confines of a small kitchen! Read the rest of this entry »
Ready for a 1st-grade science review? Heat rises. That’s because air gets less dense when the temperature increases. Less dense warm air “floats” on top of colder air, for the same reason a log floats on top of the water. It’s all about density!
Most of the time, you don’t have to worry about thermodynamics or the properties of air molecules. But in the dog days of summer, when your top floor apartment gets hotter than the community dryer on Sunday afternoon, you’re going to wish you’d paid attention in 1st-grade science class! Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks to help you stay cool in your top floor tower during the summer.
You’ve already spent your paycheck. You’ve almost drained your bank account. And now you’re worried about paying your rent, which is due in five days.
First, know that you’re not alone. Lots of people run into financial problems and can’t afford to pay their rent. Don’t be embarrassed.
Second, don’t freak out. There are ways to cope with this situation that can help you bounce back quickly. Here are six of them. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re the interviewer or the interviewee, the roommate search can be awkward. Rest assured: living with a bad roommate is even worse.
ApartmentSearch is here to help. We’ll walk you through the best way to interview a potential roommate so you can find one that you like and trust. 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 »
Renting an apartment with friends and strangers alike can be a blast… until it’s not. Depending on your situation and personality, you might find that you’re better off flying solo. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons to decide. Read the rest of this entry »
With an apartment roommate, you might lose some privacy, but you’ll gain savings. Read the rest of this entry »