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Moving in togerther requires communication and compromise

Moving in together is a huge deal for any couple. It’s incredibly appealing because you can split costs and chores, and no longer worry about keeping up two places. Wouldn’t it be romantic to wake up with your sweetie every single day? Of course! But there are many pros and cons to consider before you take the relationship-changing leap of living together. Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re moving in together for the right reasons and to make this relationship transition a little more harmonious.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least for the Apartment Guide team. Renters are making tough decisions about whether to stay put in their current apartment, or move on to a bigger and better abode.

It’s natural to assume that after a few years of renting, you’re automatically ready to take on the title of homeowner. But you might need to slow your roll before you’re in too deep. Are you really ready to own a home? Like, really? Below, we outline a few reasons why you might need to renew that apartment lease.

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Whether you’re renting your first apartment or just moving on up, you might ask yourself a question that many renters face: Furnished or unfurnished? Furnished apartments are far less common, but it might be the right choice for you if you’re a student, a traveling professional, or you just don’t want the hassle of buying and moving furniture. Furnished apartments usually come equipped with furniture, basic kitchen appliances and tableware, bathroom necessities such as a shower curtain, a washer/dryer set, and possibly a few other amenities. The exact items will vary depending on the landlord and what kind of place you’re renting. Here are a few pros and cons to consider before you decide if furnished or unfurnished is right for you.

In some cities, you've got to treat an apartment visit like a job interview! Check out our tips.

In some rental markets, apartment hunting can be as competitive as a job search. In fact, modern, savvy apartment seekers often visit apartments as prepared as if they’re on a job interview. If your apartment search lies in a highly-competitive rental market, like New York City, you may want to employ a few clever approaches to help secure your tenancy. Here are some tactics to help you nab your first-choice apartment and seal the deal on the spot!

Have you considered these five details on your apartment search?

It’s easy for an apartment search to become overwhelming, even when you follow a careful search plan. Don’t bog down your brain with zillions of requirements. Focus on a few things you feel are important to your perfect apartment space. Here are five essentials that might be easy to overlook, but are extremely important to consider when choosing your new apartment home.

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