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10 Great Reasons to Rent an Apartment

10. No Foreclosure If you own your own house or condo and you can no longer pay your mortgage, the bank will seize the property and seriously damage your credit. In an apartment, if you can no longer afford it and have to move back in with relatives, sure, you may have to break your […]

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Five Landlords to Watch Out For

1. Absentee Landlord While it’s important for a new tenant to know that they’ll get plenty of privacy from their landlord, it’s also important to make sure your future landlord takes the time to check in on the properties every once in a while. “I had no idea it was in this condition,” isn’t a […]

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Make Your Home Harmonious! Intro to Feng Shui

Feng shui, which is often thought of in popular culture as the art of furniture arranging, is actually an ancient practice that attempts to improve the amount of harmony in cities, buildings and individual rooms. While there is nothing an apartment renter can do to change the physical structure of the apartment, there are plenty […]

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Move

Moving and on a tight budget? Here are 10 ways to save money, whether you’re moving across town or across the nation. 1. Pack up your things and move them yourself. Hiring a moving company to move your things for you can cost a lot of money. Sure, you’ll save time and your back may […]

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Got a Patio? Here Are Some Great Ways to Use It!

Many apartment renters have either a patio or balcony but most simply don’t make good use of the space. Some people may put a few plants on the balcony but only slide the door open to enjoy the plants when they need watering. Others may use their outdoor space as bicycle storage. There are even […]

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Cool Gadgets that Save You Money on Energy

Historians who look back at the beginning of the 21st century may very well label this era the Age of the Gadgets. It seems we have a gadget for everything. There’s a gadget to remind us to feed the dog and one to track our calorie usage in real time. All these gadgets come at […]

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Smart, Easy Ways to Stock Your Kitchen for Year-Round Healthy Eating

Making the choice to eat healthy is a great beginning to a new lifestyle. It’s not always easy though, especially when you’re just starting out. Here are some ideas about how to stock your healthy pantry and fridge, with foods that last a long time. 1. Grains Grains are a big part of a healthy […]

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