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Outdoor cafe in the fall, with pink and blue chairs and tablesFall has returned and so has our yearly list of great cities to enjoy this great season. For tourists, fall means less crowds, crispier leaves, and awesome off-season discounts. For apartment seekers (because hey, we’re ApartmentSearch.com!), fall means more flexibility when it comes to rental rates and moving costs. So grab your first pumpkin spice latte of the season and get ready to plan your next fall weekend getaway to one of these great cities! Already renting in one of these areas? #Winning.

Blonde woman relaxing outdoors on a lawn chair with hands behind her head“Staycation all I ever wanted, Staycation time to get away…” Rethinking those lyrics feels good, huh? So does rethinking your idea of a vacation. Maybe you can’t afford to take a plane and stay in a fancy hotel right now, or maybe you can’t get the time off from work. Whatever the reason, your vacation deserves to be taken and we’re here to help! So skip the travel time and make your own dang wanderlust with these four steps to having the best apartment staycation ever.

Woman relaxing on table in front of computer, as fan blows cool air on her faceThe sun feels scalding hot, tank top season is in full swing, and sweat is…dripping. Ew. Don’t get us wrong, summertime boasts some of the best times as far as seasons go, but it’s hotter than Brad Pitt/Megan Fox circa, well, any year, out there. And frankly, all we really want to do is dive into an ice cold pool. Don’t have one at your apartment complex? Check out our top tips for staying cool in your apartment when the weather gets toasty.

ApartmentSearch_SuitcaseThere you are on a sandy beach, basking in the sun, your cell phone and laptop far away, when suddenly it hits you: Rent is due in two days! And you can’t remember if you paid your utility bills! And… oh God… did you leave the stove on? Did you even remember to lock your apartment door?! If this scenario sounds like something you might experience while on vacation, don’t fear. Before you depart from your apartment for summer vacation, be sure to do these 7 things.

1. Plan ahead to pay rent and utilities.

Avoid the mid-vacation panic of remembering overdue bills by planning ahead a little. Before you leave, set up autopay online for both or pay them ahead of time.

2. Take care of your mail.

If you are expecting deliveries while you are away, ask your neighbors to receive them or bring them in for you until you get back. If the mail item will be delivered to the leasing office, you should also notify your apartment’s management so they will know to hold it for you until you return.

vacation-beachIt’s the typical summer renter dilemma: you want to take a vacation, but you hate the thought of paying rent and utilities for an apartment while you’re not even living in it! The good news is that there are plenty of people trying to find an apartment to stay in over the summer. Whether they are in between apartment lease terms, college students attending summer classes, or going on vacation themselves, apartments for sublet are in high demand. If your bags are packed and you’re ready to go with no subletter in sight, use these tips to find a temporary occupant for your apartment while you’re away.