Category Archives Communities

rent increase notice

You've just received what every resident dreads from their landlord. It's a rent increase notice. Your first instinct out of frustration may be to move out when the lease ends so you don’t pay another dime. However, that may not be wise or effective. There are many things to consider when you receive a rent increase.

community grill courtesy

While you’re meeting new neighbors at the grill, you certainly don’t want to do anything to tarnish your reputation or become known as the “bad guy / girl at the grill” in your building. Here are a few guidelines to common courtesy at your apartment community’s common grill.

valet waste explained

Confession: the first time I heard of valet trash, I wasn’t overly excited. Another fee for a thing I can do myself? Seriously? Who needs it! Fast forward several months later and I can tell you that valet trash is actually one of the most practical advents to modern apartment living.

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.

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.

community garden

For many apartment or urban dwellers, living near a green space is a non-negotiable. When people don’t have yards of their own, they often want to be near a community garden or park to help fill that need. Many cities are now building and maintaining community gardens that also frequently help feed underserved neighborhoods

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