As the summer sun beats down on most of the United States – with some states experiencing severe drought – there are some cities in which you can actually stay cool in the summertime. If you live in an apartment in one of these 10 U.S. cities, count yourself lucky. And if you don’t? These are some of the best places for summer vacation! Read the rest of this entry »
‘summer apartments’ Tag
If you live in most major metropolitan areas of the United States, you are experiencing sweltering temperatures and, in some cases, major drought. Fortunately, apartment residents have a number of ways to beat the sweltering summer temperatures and cool off, especially if they live in a great apartment community. Here are the top five ways! Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to summer. With cookouts, parties, beaches, and fun in the sun highlighting this season, there is no better time to escape the confines of your apartment and go have a great time. But, when it come to fun in the sun, some cities have a leg up on the competition. If you are looking for a great time this summer, look no further than these metros for fun, relaxation, and affordability. Read the rest of this entry »
With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty. If your internship’s in town, that’s great! But what if it isn’t? Many internships can take you clear across the country for just a few short months, costing you a pretty penny in short-term housing. But have no financial fear—with a little creative spending (and saving), you can still have the summer of your dreams! Read the rest of this entry »
There are a million and one “best places” lists out there. The best places to find a job, best places to get a cup of coffee, top cities to save money, and so on. We’ve read them all, but the most important list we watch is where people want to move to get a great apartment. While all the lists have their own unique spins, ours is a little different.
We have analyzed all of the lists and also taken a close look at jobs that upcoming college grads are seeking. All of this, combined with the cost of living, ways to have fun, and the availability of affordable apartments, have led us to bring you our list of the top 5 places you should consider moving to this summer. Read the rest of this entry »
“In the name of all the competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.” – The Olympic Oath
You’ve had it! You just can’t take it anymore. You have to get out your current place and start fresh. Or, maybe you have to leave because your job calls you to relocate across the country. You could be a college student, moving in to your first apartment with roommates. Whatever the case, the time has come for you to move across the country.
You’ve just landed the coveted internship you were gunning for, or maybe you are relocating temporarily for work. Either way, one thing is certain: you need to find short-term housing. This is no easy task.
With more and more millennials opting to rent rather than buy, the development of new rental housing hasn’t been able to keep up with demand in 10 out of 11 of America’s largest cities. In fact, according to the United States Census Bureau, the nation’s stock of available rental housing is lower than it’s been in more than two decades. Luckily the real estate gurus at Apartmentsearch.com have a host of useful tools that’ll make finding that rental a snap. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your short-term housing situation, including how to furnish it easily and economically. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer is here and apartment shopping season has begun. While the kids are out of school, many families jump at the chance to relocate without the inconvenience of having to deal with school transfers. Executives from across the country and abroad are arriving in new cities for temporary and permanent work assignments. College students, fresh from graduation, are moving to cities that offer the best career opportunities for new grads. All of these individuals are searching for an apartment, which is not always the easiest task. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming! Read the rest of this entry »
In our last post, we taught you how to find an apartment with the perfect patio for your apartment living routine. However, we understand that many apartment dwellers do not follow a set routine and would like to keep their patio cool and pest free around-the-clock in the summertime! You never know when the perfect apartment pool-side party will end with popsicles on your patio at sunset, or if one morning you’d like to read with your cereal outside. To be prepared for all scenarios, we have compiled a few tips for keeping cool and pest free all summer long.
Plants and water features minimize the amount of concrete or wood that gets heated by the sun because they absorb and trap heat. It may be helpful to keep up with an herb garden or have a few potted succulents and ferns on your patio. You’ll also reap the benefits of having fresh basil or even tomatoes for summer salads! Water features, such as fountains, are also a cooling feature for apartments because when water is evaporated, it absorbs a large amount of heat. Placing an umbrella over patio furniture can also offer shade and a cooler apartment living atmosphere. To keep cool in humid climates, portable box fans under the umbrellas can also help. Box fans also help keep flies away from food.
On the topic of flies and pests, we know how annoying they can be for any apartment living situation, especially in the summer! One way to keep mosquitos away from patios is through using mosquito repellent candles, tiki torches, and sprays. Apply lavender essential oil to skin for a more natural approach. To repel flies, hang a plastic bag full of water with a single penny or a piece of tin foil inside above your patio. This is an old (and highly debated) trick to refract light and to alter the vision of flies. Because they have thousands of eyes, it is said that the way the light is reflected and affects their vision keeps them away.