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An Innovative Way to Divide Rent

(photo courtesy of A Natural Sound) It’s the first of the month and it’s time to pay rent. How do you do it? Do you pay rent with a credit card? Do you have to collect rent from your roommates, hope that their checks clear and then pay the total to the landlord in your […]

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Green Apartments for Low Income Residents Opens in Philly

All appropriate figureheads from the government were present in Philadelphia this week for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Warnock Village, a new green apartment building for low income residents. The Philadelphia Housing Authority, which has been allocated around $100 million in federal stimulus dollars for housing projects, has made sustainability and energy efficiency a […]

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Apartment Rental News Weekly Roundup

Don’t Tread on Me An apartment owner in Oregon has notified residents who have an American flag on their vehicles or apartments must take them down because the flags may be offensive to some people. After residents became upset with the censorship, the property managers decided to rescind the regulation, realizing that the heavy handed […]

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Apartment Life 2.0 – Getting Rid of Cable

A whole new blog category was born out of the marriage between a rant about throwing off the Comcast Cable yoke and a hilarious magazine cover from the 70’s (fortuitously forwarded by The Apartment Nerd) We are way more than ironically enthused to continue featuring articles in the developing genre of Apartment Life 2.0. Earlier […]

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Apartment Life 2.0

A move into a new apartment is such a well suited time to institute the kind of lifestyle changes that people tend to consider from December 31st until, oh let’s say February 1st. (we’ll grant that it was a particularly ambitious year and New Year’s Resolutions didn’t quite become total parodies of themselves for about […]

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