You might consult the services of a moving broker.
These agents act as go-betweens between you and a moving company, helping to set the details of a move and allowing you to focus on other important matters.
If you choose to work with a moving broker, there are some important details you need to know.
Moving brokers, defined A moving broker, also called a household goods broker, is kind of like a travel agent for a move. They can provide estimates based on rates quoted by moving companies, for instance, and can actually set up the move for you with that company.
It’s the middle of the year: do you know who’s paying more in rent, right now?
Here at Apartment Guide, we thought we’d take a look at our data about apartment rentals and determine just that.
Using information provided by the apartment communities which advertise with us, in July 2014, Apartment Guide calculated the median price for an entry-level apartment unit in about 250 metros areas (CBSAs) nationwide.
Here at Apartment Guide, we wanted to get a local sense of life in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona.
We reached out to three Phoenix area bloggers to get their varied takes on the city. These notable, local Phoenix experts share from their own points of view the details you need to know to understand the city a bit better. How Phoenix is changing, where to visit, how to get around, great spots to eat… it’s all here!
David Bickford is the author and creator of the top-rated blog PHX Rail Food, “devoted to good eating along the light rail line that connects Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.” David’s is the number one Phoenix food blog as ranked on Urbanspoon.com.
Scott Dunn of VisitPhoenix.com and The Hot Sheet Blog is a former journalist and now Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Gwen Ashley Walters of Pen&Fork.com is a food journalist, professional chef, and award-winning cookbook author. She lives in Scottsdale, a nearby suburb of Phoenix.
Not everyone may love your practice time. We share some foolproof (and soundproof) tips for playing music in your apartment without neighborly noise drama.
Do you like to sing or practice music in an apartment setting with neighbors right on the other side of shared walls?
Depending on how much sound you make when you practice, you may find yourself on the receiving end of some neighborly, shall we say, feedback – and it’s probably not as much about your performance abilities as the noise level!
So, what can an apartment musician do to satisfy his talent and keep calm in the neighborhood?
This singer shares some tips that may work for you.
Learn how to choose between moving insurance options to protect your stuff when you move!
Whether you choose to hire a professional moving company or handle the dirty work yourself, you’ll need to consider how much you are willing to pay to protect and possibly replace your possessions in the event of damage, loss or theft. So what do you know about moving insurance?
For do-it-yourself movers, buying insurance falls to the individual. But when you hire the services of a moving company, the options become a bit more involved.
We’ll discuss the key ideas you need to know to affordably protect the things you’re moving. Read on to determine the best, umm, move for YOUR move, as it applies to understanding and pricing moving insurance.
In a previous article, Apartment Guide looked at internal data to determine apartment rent costs per square foot nationwide. We learned the median rent for an entry-level apartment — $769 in April of this year — and how much space that amount would rent in metropolitan areas (metros) around the country.
Below is an expanded list to include the twenty most expensive metros for renting by square foot based on internal apartment listings data on Apartment Guide in May 2014.
Note that you can adjust the slider in either direction to display metros according to their relative expense by square foot.
Keep an eye on what your renting dollar can buy in some of the most desired places to live in the country! Continue reading →
Apartment dwellers have neighbors. It’s a fact. Hopefully, you’re on good terms.
The neighbors many people are talking about the past few weeks are the ones portrayed by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron on the big screen in the movie “Neighbors.”
Their attempts to (cough!) get along result in mayhem at a level you’ll likely not experience as an everyday apartment dweller. (After all, you’d need a stunt double to safely get through some of those antics.)
Their silliness brings up a serious point, however. What do you do when you desperately want to get along with a challenging apartment neighbor?
Maybe you and your neighbor have a different idea of how loudly music should be played in the evening. Or perhaps your neighbor’s cooking is making itself a little too noticeable in your own apartment.
Small conflicts can exist, and the good news is they can be worked out when both parties come together and communicate. But here’s the challenge: you may have to be the one to broker an agreement.
With the skills you’ll read about here, you’ll be able to bring even a nightmarish neighbor to the negotiating table and work toward an acceptable outcome.