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Apartments for Rent or Houses for Rent? – Today’s Rental Market

With the U.S. economic conditions steadily showing improvements, marketing to U.S. Regional Interests via Google’s Trends data helps to answer a prevailing question – “are more people interested in “apartments for rent” or “houses for rent”? Legend: Apartments for Rent (blue) Houses for Rent (red) From 2004 to 2013, both U.S. based keyword searches “apartments […]

By  John Brown
| Filed Under: News,Rent

Survive the Zombie Apocalypse…

…or your next marketing meeting! In the MyNewPlace marketing team, we want to be prepared for anything that comes up in the office. Our fearless leader, however, is more concerned about the threat of zombies…and corny jokes.  Thus, when we had a few extra dollars to spend on in-office supplies–only $5 per person, in fact–we […]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Finances

Welcome to Our New Blog Home!

Welcome to our new blog home! The MyNewPlace blog is launching under a new name (LocalTalk) and a new URL (localtalk.mynewplace.com). Why the change? We wanted to focus on what’s local, whether that means in your apartment, at your property, or in your city. We’ll continue to look at new ways to enjoy home life […]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Holidays

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 […]

By  intern
| Filed Under: Landlord

If You Don’t Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Listen Up!

If you are one of many people living in America living without a carbon monoxide detector, read on!   Why…why…why…why…why…   Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that can, highly concentrated, kill you in one go or, in lower concentrations, harm you over time. In other words, it’s a poisonous gas that […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Keeping a Clean Bed

There are lots of scary things out there, especially if you’re living in a big American city. Bed bugs, scabies, little crumbs that will keep you up all night like the Princess and the Pea. While I’m not advocating that you become a total hypochondriac/agoraphobe/clean freak/freak show. But if you want to keep creepy crawlies […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
| Filed Under: Cleaning

What To Buy For Your Apartment For Life

Look at you trying to be a Real Adult. Life is post-college, you have a job that you can’t schedule around Friday hangovers caused by Thursday night beer pong, and you feel like you shouldn’t be totally mortified if you actually manage to bring someone home who seems sophisticated enough to wash her dishes more […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
| Filed Under: Finances,Tips & Tricks

Best Blog Posts of 2013

Happy New Year! This holiday always presents a good opportunity to take a break and look back on the past year. At MyNewPlace, we’re thinking about all the apartment news of the past year… and the advice that we’ve given you. I want to share  few of my favorite articles with you; check them out […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Dealing with Totally Unreasonable Neighbors

I once had neighbors whose kids screamed every morning, like clockwork, at 5:30 a.m. Conversely, they felt it was unreasonable for us to play acoustic guitar in our apartment at 8 p.m. Sometimes, you just can’t win. What you can do is learn from my mistakes, and keep things civil instead of losing it one day and […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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