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 [...]
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The Wall Street Journal reported recently, American homeownership rates just hit the lowest they’ve been in the last 15 years. Why? People continue to lose their homes to foreclosure. People seem to find renting a safer bet as the economy recovers. It could slip further in the coming months. It’s true that homes are more [...]
We’re going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that “post-college” means “graduated.” Congrats! Actually, congrats either way; you’re done with sketchy dorm food, sketchy dorm carpeting, and hopefully sketchy college kids. Ah, but now you have to face the Real World, you know, the One They’ve Been Throwing In Your Face [...]
10. No Foreclosure If you own your own house or condo and you can no longer pay your mortgage, the bank will seize the property and seriously damage your credit. In an apartment, if you can no longer afford it and have to move back in with relatives, sure, you may have to break your [...]
We’ve written recently on how you can rent an apartment even if your credit score leaves something to be desired. First, brush up on these tips; they’ll help you get an apartment in the first place. Once you’ve found somewhere to live, you can get to work on repairing your bad credit. The first step [...]
Although good credit comes in handy, it’s not the only factor that landlords use to decide whether or not to rent to you. To understand how to beat a bad credit rap, you need to understand why landlords check credit in the first place: they want to know if you will pay your rent in [...]
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 [...]
Finding the perfect apartment when you’ve got a toddler can be a bit more complicated than apartment-hunting for adults. Here are a few things to look for. Other Kids in the Complex If you’ve got a small child, one of the best things you can do is move into an apartment complex with lots of [...]
Rental apartments are a rare point of growth in the commercial real estate industry, according to Investor’s Business Daily. Developers throughout the industry are investing in large and ambitious projects, with the largest growth is in Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; Orange Country; California; and Northern Virginia. The new apartments vary as much as their locations—some [...]
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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