Gone are the days of moving out in your teens and owning a home by your early twenties! Due to rising housing costs and lower marriage rates, it’s no secret
Whether you’re an international student or a first-time renter — you may find the “guarantor” requirement on your dream apartment’s lease a bit confusing! No matter your situation, understanding what guarantors are, why they’re required by many apartment properties, and what to do if you can’t find a guarantor is key to landing your dream rental home.
Your roommate cooked salmon—again—and the lingering smell is driving you nuts. Or, maybe your coconut curry’s to blame this time around, and you want to clear out the scent before your roommate gets home. Don’t suffer through the stench.
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.
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.
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?
Life can change rapidly nowadays. Job transfers, new relationships, and exciting opportunities can have anyone looking for new housing — fast! What happens when such changes lead to friends and family asking if they can crash at your place? Do couchsurfers belong on the apartment lease?
Dorm life: convenient for getting to class, low-maintenance, and ideal for socializing and making friends.
Off-campus living has some serious perks, too. You enjoy more privacy, a room to yourself, and a new sense of independence.
There’s a season for everything, including leaving your beloved parents’ house. Whether you’re headed off to college or just moving into your first apartment, your parents are about to be flying solo at home. Put these tips to use to help make the transition easier for them!