gym etiquette

A gym is a great perk of apartment living, adding to your quality of life in more than one way. But your gym etiquette (or lack thereof) could make the wrong impression, turning off neighbors, potential friends and even management. Here are some tips so you make a good impression in your apartment community's fitness center.

2017 sofa trends

Your sofa just might be the most important piece of furniture you own. And while it’s a good idea to buy one that’s timeless enough to look great for years to come, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with the design trends of right now. These 2017 sofa trends are a way to anchor your living or family room with style and personality—without boxing yourself into a look that limits your room from evolving over the years.

what is a coop

Co-op apartments are worth knowing about, and are fairly common in major metros, including New York and D.C. Apartments within “co-ops” can sometimes be rented, so it’s worth understanding what cooperative buildings are, how they work, and what tenants might expect when looking at renting an apartment in one of them.

what you need for a party

Whether you like to attend social events, host them yourself - or both! - it's a good idea to keep some things on hand at all times. That way, you don't have to run out to the store just because you've accepted a last-minute invitation or invited someone over. Here's a short list of items to keep in your cabinets, pantry or fridge.

prepping apartment for hurricane

Hurricanes are stressful situations. It’s important to take control early, securing everything you can, and making sure you have what you need to prepare for the impending storm. Coastal residents are at higher risk, but in Florida, even inland structures can incur damage if a powerful storm crosses the state.

life in the South

There are a number of preconceived notions about life in the south. Not everyone in Texas wears cowboy boots and hats and rides a horse. Not does everyone in the South have a gun and a truck. There are some surprises, however: parts of the south get snow and you’ll find skiers and hockey fans. Not what you thought? So what can you expect if you’re moving to the south?

what is a mother-in-law apartment

Taking care of your aging parents is an emotional and challenging task. We want our parents to maintain their independence as long as possible . . . with as little risk as possible, from scares like falls. When parents don't need the constant care of an assisted-living home, but you want to make sure they’re looked after what do you do? Consider a mother-in-law apartment.

best apartment amenities

When it comes to the best apartment amenities, what’s popular in 2017 may surprise you. According to Apartment Guide research, many of those searching for an apartment tend to focus on individual apartment features rather than community features. However, many apartment hunters weigh community features at approximately the same level of importance as how many bedrooms they’re looking for, so community features matter.

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