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Micro Apartments Coming to a City Near You

If you don’t mind living small, listen up. As the LA Times recently reported, Boston and New York are launching pilot projects for super-tiny apartments, and San Francisco’s officials are currently debating to go smallest of all: 150 square feet, plus bathroom, kitchen, and closet. How much would you pay to rent an apartment that […]

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Why YOU, Apartment Renter, Should Vote Today

Unless you’re living in a cave—which, we hear, is a great way to save on rent—you know that election season is in full swing. Are you going to vote, and perhaps more importantly, are you registered to vote? If you feel ambivalent on either of these points, consider these housing-related reasons to get out there […]

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An Apartment Transfer May Be the Perfect Solution for You

By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert Many renters find themselves having mixed feelings about moving. On the one hand, they realize that something is lacking in their current apartment that’s driving them to consider looking for a new place. But on the other hand, there’s so much they like about their building — […]

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Lessons Learned From Living in a Co-op

One of the best things I’ve ever done is live in cooperative housing. Three out of my four college years were spent sharing a house, and chores, with 60-150 other people. It was messy, loud, challenging, unifying—and utterly thrilling. Here’s some of what I learned as a result: 1.  In some ways, having heaps of […]

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Apartment Envy: The World's Most Expensive Apartments

Oh, sorry, are you not in the top 1% of Americans when it comes to income? You can still partake in the eye candy. Here’s your daily dose of apartments so expensive, they blow even college tuition out of the water: Live in midtown Manhattan for a mere $100 million This apartment, on the market […]

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MORE Sweet Events For Your Apartment Complex

We got so excited about all our excellent ideas for you savvy property managers to put on events, we had to add a few more: Ice Cream Social Who doesn’t like ice cream? Okay, actually, I don’t particularly, and lactose intolerant people really don’t, but there are ways around that: also provide cookies and dairy-free […]

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Sweet Events For Your Apartment Complex

Listen up, property managers! If you want to keep your residents happy and involved, try out some of these fun events. Themed Parties I don’t know about you, but I love a chance to get dressed up as a pirate. Or a fairy. Or a vampire. Or a trash collector. Really, I’m happy to get […]

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Questions for Your Next Property Manager

A great property deserves a great property manager—and so does your real estate investment. Choosing the correct manager can be the difference between crisis and relaxation. But how to choose the right one? First of all, make sure whomever you interview is worth the time. Résumés will tell you a lot, but personal recommendations will […]

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The World Easiest List for Dealing with Noisy Neighbors

Feel free to mix and match: 1. Ignore it. Hey, maybe you’re even one of those lucky people who works better with “white noise”. 2. Buy earplugs. You can also invest in some higher quality noise-cancelling headphones if regular earplugs aren’t doing the trick. 3. Buy louder speakers. Sometimes you have to fight fire with […]

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What to Look For on a Property’s Facebook Page

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 […]

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