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5 Tips to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out
Updated 4 months ago
  It's peak season for apartment hunting, and you've got your eye on a two-bedroom that overlooks the park, but.... so do hundreds of others. Your best bet is to stand out from the crowd! In many cities across the country, competition for a great apartment deal can be fierce. Going in with your…
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The Top 10 Cities to Rent an Apartment in Right Now
Updated 4 months ago
If you're looking to move, why not look at a place to rent? You get all of the benefits of a home without some of the requirements of home ownership, such as needing to maintain the pool or perform maintenance on the washing machine. Renting also allows you the flexibility to move easily if you…
How to Keep Your Apartment Heating Costs Down During the Winter
Updated 10 months ago
One of the best parts about living in an apartment during the winter is not having to worry about shoveling your driveway or yard. However, things aren't always peaches and cream when it comes to living in an apartment during the winter. One of the most common concerns is high heating costs…
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Making the Decision – Should I Renew my Lease or Look Elsewhere?
Updated 11 months ago
As the months of your apartment lease begin to tick away, it is normal to begin thinking about what is next. Over the next few months, you will need to decide whether to renew your lease or if it's time to move on to a new one. Now, if you have ever gone through this yourself you know it isn't…
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I signed a lease and I hate my neighbor – What can I do?
Updated 11 months ago
Signing a new lease and finally getting all moved into your new apartment is a great feeling. However, nothing can ruin this feeling quite like loud music, bad smells, loud crashes, or yelling coming from your neighbors. Some neighbors you meet you'll get along with just fine, but if you ask…
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10 Questions You Should Ask Your New Landlord Before Signing a Lease
Updated 12 months ago
After days of researching and trekking around neighborhoods to find your perfect apartment, you've finally found it! Yay! The logical next step is to sit down with your landlord or representative agent to sign the lease, but hold on! While most leases are quite comprehensive, even the most…
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Is now a good time to rent?
Updated 13 months ago
Everyone knows that finding an apartment during the summer is the worst. Why? Because you're not alone in doing so. Actually, you and thousands of other people who just graduated or moving to commute work choose to move during the summer. That's just how it's always been. Summer is just peak…
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Moving apartments? What are the do's and dont's?
Updated 14 months ago
Moving to a new apartment is an exciting time in a person's life and can open up so many more possibilities for us. However, moving can also be one of the most painstaking and annoying things to do. Between packing up everything you own, transporting it, and unpacking it at your new apartment…
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Why spending more than 30% of your income on rent is a bad idea
Updated 14 months ago
Unless you somehow find an outstanding deal on rent, there is a good chance that housing is likely your biggest monthly expense. Depending on where you live, you could be spending from a few hundred to a few thousand on rent every single month. However, it is likely not your only expense. As a…
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What does net effective rent actually mean and what do I end up paying?
Updated 14 months ago
When you are searching for a new apartment to rent, there are lots of things you will consider before signing on the dotted line. Location, proximity to amenities, how old the building is, and many more factors all go into helping us decide whether to rent an apartment or keep searching for…
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