There is nothing worse than living with a bad roommate. Nothing. Walking into your house and feeling tense or uncomfortable in your home makes you do things you wouldn’t normally do.
So you’ve been living on your own for quite some time, huh? But, it’s starting to be super expensive and the economy is just not helping, so taking on a roommate seems like a great idea. Although you feel like this is the worst thing since your third grade school pictures, it really isn’t. There are so many benefits to having a roommate(s) that your decrease in personal space really won’t be as bad as you think.
It’s always vital to ask questions about your, could be, future new home. Despite all the obvious questions such as price, payment date, late fee, and utilities to name a few, there are some other questions that are pretty important to ask as well. Landlords want to rent their place, and willingly will not give you information that will deter you from renting their apartment.
Contest: Do You Have the Ultimate Pet Friendly Pad? Enter to Win $1000 Plus $250 to Favorite Animal Shelter/Rescue
Do you have the Ultimate Pet Friendly Pad and have wanted to show it off but have nowhere to display your ultimate pet digs? We have launched the Ultimate Pet Friendly Pad contest in the US to let people showcase their hard work in their pet houses, play grounds, pet rooms or any luxurious space that you’ve designed for your pet. The best part isn’t even showing of your pet pad- oh no, you have a chance to win $1000 PLUS you can donate $250 to your favorite animal shelter or rescue group. Why not showcase the hard work that you do for your pet?
You move into a new place and as soon as you move in they ask for your first months rent, plus a security deposit. That’s a lot of money to fork over at first, but with the right amount of care and precautions it’s possible to get all of your security deposit back. Through cleanliness, knowing your rights, and taking precautions from the beginning will definitely ensure you receive your full security deposit and a great letter of recommendation.
Moving into your very first apartment is exciting. The idea of finally being on your own, with no parents or RA is one of the greatest feelings. However, what do you bring on you with this new chapter of your life? We have written a series of blogs recently from moving out of your parents’ house and moving out of your dorm and what to expect. We’ve told you what to expect from moving, however we have yet to mention what to take with you on your move.
Freedom. The single word to describe moving out of your parents’ house. There is nothing better than the first time that you live on your own. However, with moving out of your parents’ house comes responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, and paying for things. Living on your own is invigorating, but now you have to feign for yourself.
Moving from your college pad to your new real world digs can be a challenge. Utilities, furniture, non-college student neighbors? What does that even mean? We’ve compiled a few tips and ideas about what to do when moving from your college apartment to your first “adult” pad.
Moving from a constant traffic of people to the suburbs can be quite a change when you’re used to living in chaos. There are many good aspects moving from the city to the suburbs.
Moving from the suburbs into a city is a big change. It‘s possible to feel lost when making the big move, however if you go in with an idea of what to expect the culture shock won’t be as dramatic. There are a couple of things that you should consider before moving into the city including transportation, costs, safety, noise, shopping, and apartment size. The benefits of moving into a city are immense with the amount of culture and the increase in your social life that come with the big move, however you need to make sure you’re ready to deal with the city culture before moving. Although all cities are different, we’ve compiled some “perks” to be aware of when moving into a city, including a few tips to help you out.
Moving back in with your mom and dad has its perks, but it also has its unfavorable moments. Let’s be serious, nothing is better than free rent and free food. However, the price to pay for the new affordable living comes with large (and strange) consequences.
Moving into an apartment can be stressful enough, throw in man’s best friend and that equals double trouble. However, that may not be the case if you have the right type of anxious- free pooch to accompany you. Who knows your pup may even turn into the best thing that happened to your new apartment since the internet. What are some puppy characteristics that will make your neighbors not hate you, you ask?
Searching for student apartments and off-campus rentals can be a time-consuming process, but that doesn’t mean the endeavor has to be filled with complications. College students who assess their housing needs before they even go on an apartment tour might end up saving time and stave off stress in the long run. Regardless of how limited the rental options might be in your college town, a preliminary examination of what you’re looking for in an apartment can be a helpful part of the search process. To that end, that brings us to our first three search tips:
Pet owners will tell you, time and time again, it’s critically important that you do your homework on any pet-friendly property before you sign a lease or rental agreement. Even if you’ve been told that dogs, cats, birds and the like are welcome, you’ll still want to double-check all the applicable accommodations to ensure that the apartment at hand will be able to meet the needs of you and your pet. In order to know you’ve thoroughly researched a property, you might want to consider the criterion listed below while you peruse pet-friendly apartments.
The moving process can be stressful – not only for you, but for your pet, as well. Just like people, animals will need some time to acclimate to a new living environment. The following seven recommendations might help both you and your pet to more quickly gain a sense of comfort in a new location and provide for a smoother transition. It’s important to remember that your pet’s reaction to a move also can affect how you acclimate to the new property.
For Green, the magic number is six at current interest rates. Here’s what that means: Find a rental property that’s comparable to the property you’re thinking of buying. Figure out how much it costs to rent annually; if the rent is $2,500 a month, you’re spending $30,000 a year, or 6 percent of $500,000.
Packing and getting ready to move is always time consuming. We've compiled a list of supplies that you'll need to move, just so you have one less thing to worry about, and one less trip to the store.
It seems that wherever you go, a routine credit check is necessary to secure you what you want. This ranges from big tag items like cars and homes to smaller asset items such as simple credit cards and car insurance. It used to be that apartment credit checks were uncommon for new renters to secure leased housing. Not so, anymore. With time, enough landlords were scammed out of multiple months’ rent; that it was decided that apartment credit checks would be practically a staple requirement for a rental agreement.
After several years of research, development and design, we have released our full featured apartment search engine. Check out this short video ( http://www.myapartmentmap.com/videos/walkthrough/ )that walks through some of our new features.
With energy costs high and no relief in sight, we figured it was time to make a list of some of the small things you can do to cut down on energy consumption.