The modern world is a mobile one and as the times change MyNewPlace has changed with it. This future forward approach has been obvious is every iteration of MyNewPlace’s mobile offerings; but is most prevalent in the newest release of the MyNewPlace tablet app. Back in 1992 RaidoShack published this advertisement – every item [...]
Searching for an apartment can be a major pain, but with these great (and free!) apps moving can be pretty simple. But before you start your move be sure to do your research. Our Renters Survival Guide has tons of useful information on renting apartments. Learn about everything from Signing Your Lease, to Making A Moving Inventory. Step #1 [...]
The Apartment Hunt can be daunting. With options like price, location, square footage… it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this simple list of things to look for in an apartment. Price Cheap is always better, right? Well, yes but you also need to look at the bigger picture [...]
It can be hard to get used to life in a new town. While staying home every day can be tempting, especially with stacks of unpacked boxes and decorating to do, it is important to resist the nesting impulse. Having fun and seeing what is around you is the best way for you to shake [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert For many apartment hunters, the search for the perfect rental starts off fresh and exciting. But when an apartment search starts to take longer than you hoped, it can feel like a drag and you might get anxious that you won’t find a suitable [...]
Conventional wisdom has historically limited rent to 25% of your income before taxes. Surveys suggest Americans are paying upwards of 30%, lots of times more. My friends who live in San Francisco often pay at least half their income to a landlord every month. Domu.com’s rent calculator puts “low end” at 20% of income, “middle [...]
One of the things about your 20s—or 30s, or even 40s, I suppose—is that you have to figure out how to navigate the Real World. You know, with credit scores, which no one can completely explain, and renter’s insurance and all kinds of things to give you a headache. Well, in case you were wondering, [...]
Apartment Search Resources The first place to turn is the internet. Websites like MyNewPlace.com allow you to search over 6 million apartments nationwide. This can give you a good starting point in which you can match your lists, budget with actual apartment listings in your desired location.