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Is Renting Furniture and Electronics a Good Idea?

  There are plenty of reasons to consider renting your furniture or electronics instead of buying them outright. In a down economy, many people are renting an apartment and don’t have the cash on hand or a reliable enough job to purchase their furniture or electronics. Furthermore, a lot of people are in transient situations where […]

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Budget-Friendly Adventures for This Summer

Maybe you’ve got cabin fever and are wishing you’d planned a vacation for this summer, or Summer Fridays at the office just aren’t cutting it anymore. Whatever your deal is, here are some ideas for getting yourself out of town this summer. Your last-minute summer vacation Let’s face it, with the average “economy” ticket currently […]

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Keep Cool and Carry On

I’m writing this after a weeklong vacation in New Orleans, whose famous shotgun-style houses (theoretically) allow for constant air circulation during those hot, sticky months just before hurricane season. That’s one way to do it! For everyone else, here are some other ideas for keeping the heat off this summer… Get a good great fan I know, so […]

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Is It Time to Move?

Deciding When It’s Time Sometimes, it’s clear that you need to move. For example, you may need to relocate because of a new job, or an unexpected layoff may prompt you to break your lease and move in with a friend so you can save money on rent. But many times, people who start looking for a […]

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Can You Spot Illegal Steering?

When choosing topics to cover in my new fair housing book, a common practice known as “steering” easily made it to the top of my list. Why? Most landlords and tenants know that turning away an apartment applicant based on a protected characteristic such as race, religion, or disability is illegal. But not everyone realizes that […]

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Life with Charlie Brown

This week, our writer for MyNewPlace Fridays is John Brown, a member of our Client Services team. Living in a city studio with an animal is not ideal; when that animal is an active digit can become a full-blown problem. I recently found myself in that situation, and, in my case, there was no magical […]

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