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 [...]
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The first rule in the game of How to Live Happily with Fluffy is, of course, to seek only apartments that allow pets. If these explicitly-fine-with-Fido properties are lacking in your area, however, don’t despair. There are a number of ways to increase your chances of convincing Landlord-to-Be that your pet won’t be a problem. [...]
If you’ve looked for an apartment lately, you’ve probably had this experience: you find what sounds like the perfect place online, but when you show up, the thing has literally burnt down from a meth lab explosion. Or, you know, the kitchen is grosser than you imagined—either way, a misleading ad can be a huge [...]
We all need a little cheering up during winter; getting creative with a few friends is a great way to pass a cold Sunday afternoon. Craft parties can also be good time fillers when the in-laws are in town, or can be modified for smaller hands when the kids are on school vacation and need [...]
Thinking about renting a furnished apartment? Here are five advantages to leaving your things behind and renting an apartment that’s got everything you need in it already. 1. Greater Mobility The main benefit of renting a furnished apartment is that it helps you remain mobile. If you’re not sure where you’re going to be living [...]
The internet has made searching for a new place easier than ever. Whether you’re moving down the block or across the country, there are plenty of tools to let you scope out your new apartment from the comfort of your couch. While it’s still a good idea to check out a place in person before [...]
It can be a difficult time to be an apartment renter. The renting lifestyle has become more popular over the past few years which has led to a sharp increase in the demand for apartment units. As demand has gone up, so too have the prices. Rental rates and security deposit costs are on the [...]
Major household appliances are usually—unlike so many things these days—built to last. So when your refrigerator stops working or your washing machine breaks down, you could save money repairing it yourself or with the help of a professional. Below are some tips to do-it-yourself repair, knowing when to call a professional, and when to throw [...]
There are plenty of Internet scammers out there looking to make a quick buck off someone renting out the extra room in his apartment. Most scammers live overseas and correspond with their marks over email, making it easy for them to get away with a person’s money. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult for people who [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert Understanding your lease and paying your rent are two essential aspects of apartment living, and so it’s no surprise that many apartment hunters and renters alike have questions about both topics. When these questions go unanswered, however, problems often arise that could lead to [...]
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