These days, finding a good roommate is almost as hard as finding your soulmate! But don’t despair — with good communication, clear expectations, and a little bit of intuition, you too can find your perfect roommate. Read the rest of this entry »
Is one of your goals this year to finally get your budget under control? You have plenty of company. After all, that’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions!
One way you can achieve your goal is to start with a plan for budgeting for your first apartment. Another cost-cutting hack is to move to a state with a lower cost of living! That way, you can get more bang for your buck — kind of like giving yourself a raise. Go, you! Read the rest of this entry »
Moving from a house to an apartment has its perks and its challenges – and planning your move strategically can help with the latter! Whether you’re looking for a fresh start in a new town or moving cross-country for school, there are several things to consider as you downsize to an apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
No car? No problem. Plenty of U.S. cities with good public transportation make it possible to live comfortably without owning a vehicle. Living without a car has some serious perks, like fewer responsibilities (goodbye, routine oil changes) and serious cash savings (hello, luxury apartment!).
Looking forward to bidding your dorm roomie’s smelly shoes goodbye—forever? Can’t wait for a bathroom countertop free of someone else’s clutter? If you’re making the big move from a college dorm to an off-campus apartment, there’s plenty to look forward to. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of perks to renting an apartment: community pools, workout centers, free maintenance, etc. Although your landlord will be quick to highlight many of the positive perks and requirements for renters, there may be a few things he or she might leave out. To get the most out of your rental, make sure you pay special attention to the following tips. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re moving out of an apartment, it’s essential to know what constitutes “normal wear and tear” to most apartment owners. If you want to get your security deposit back, you’ll need to make sure your apartment is as close to as it used to be as you can possibly manage. Sure, small scratches are okay here and there, but how far does that leeway extend? Here are some tips on how to make sure your apartment is ready for move-out.
1. Clean Your Carpets
Are you moving to a new city and have no idea where to live? Are you at a loss trying to find a new neighborhood and apartment? If you’re looking for a place to live from a distance, it can be difficult to get a feel for the area or what apartments really look like. Fortunately, ApartmentSearch.com can help simplify the process.
Not only does ApartmentSearch.com provide information on apartments in a variety of price ranges, but you can map your commute, research crime statistics, cost of living, school ratings and things to do. This will help you get a better feel for the neighborhoods in your new city before you sign a lease.
Once you’ve found your new apartment, let CORT furnish it! By renting furniture, you can get quality pieces to furnish every room of your home at a fraction of the cost. CORT will set up all of your furniture for you, saving you the time and hassle of lugging heavy sofas, beds and tables to a new city. Plus, if you sign your lease by using ApartmentSearch.com, you will be rewarded with $100 VISA gift card and $100 in CORT Bucks, which are valid at any CORT showroom nationwide to buy or rent furniture for your new place!
For more information, please visit ApartmentSearch.com or visit the ApartmentSearch.com blog for design and lifestyle tips.
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Ex-pats relocating to the U.S. have a myriad of choices ahead of them as they transition from their home country to America. In some cases, the city they are moving to was determined by their employer. Even so, ex-pats will have new options to explore, including the type of neighborhood they would like to live in and determining what lifestyle is best for themselves and their families. Read the rest of this entry »