So they look great on (Craigslist) paper — how do you know if someone is really going to be a good roommate for you? Here are our suggestions for what to ask before you move in… 1. What do you do for a living? This is basic information you should know. It will also tell [...]
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First and foremost, eviction means you have to find a new place to live, and that fact usually pushes all other issue aside. But what else happens when someone’s evicted? These are some of the possible consequences: You may find it difficult to rent again Most landlords run credit and background checks before signing a [...]
You’re apartment hunting, but you also know that your credit rating is hardly through the roof—in fact, it’s somewhere in the basement next to your old soccer shoes. This doesn’t mean that you will never find a decent place, however, it just means you have to be more proactive: First of all, know your credit [...]
There are any number of ways that people try to scam prospective renters online. (For a list of some common ones, check this out.) Just a few simple precautions can save you from getting ripped off, however: Beware of anyone who wants to rent a place sight-unseen. No one expects you to move in somewhere [...]
General renting information What’s available now, how big it is, what amenities come along with it, and any information about what it costs. You know, all the stuff you’d normally look for on Craigslist, while bemoaning the unattractive formatting. Also, figure out the exact location of the place, and how to get in touch with [...]
Do you manage apartments? Are you marketing them? Do you not have any clue what “Instagram” means? You’ve come to the right place. Instagram is a mobile app (that’s “application” for you who are still in the Dark Ages, and you need a smartphone for it, specifically an Apple or Android smartphone—not that the author [...]
Good work! You managed to get into college. You’re more likely to get a job, at least after a few months of post-graduation despair; you’ll probably make more money than the average non-college grad; in all likelihood, you’ll drink your weight in beer every month. Good stuff. But in the meantime, where should you live? [...]
Check it out—all of it As in, don’t sign a lease on an apartment you’ve never seen, no matter how tempting the description may sound. (Actually, the more amazing it sounds, the more you should question if it’s too good to be true.) Likewise, don’t sign for a place that you’ve only seen the model [...]
If you’re planning to relocate without the promise of a job waiting on the other end, you’re probably well aware that it’s a tricky and scary move. That doesn’t, however, mean it’s a bad one! Consider the following points to maximize success, and minimize disaster. Research the job market, especially for your field As in, [...]
Are you advertising apartments, and want to capture the younger crowd? Then it’s time to get web-savvy. As John Kerrigan reported recently in the Multifamily Insider blog, college students increasingly eschew “traditional advertising” and turn instead to online searches when it comes time to find a new place. A nationwide survey of over 500 college [...]
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