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woman climbing rock

From bad breakups to a dead-end job market or even just a change of lifestyle, the reasons that people have for wanting to ditch their “old life” and start a new one are endless. Whether you just graduated college and…

When you move into your new apartment, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of decorating, unpacking and getting used to your new environment. However, planning for the future -- even for potential problems -- is essential. Apartment…

security deposit

Security deposits are a standard part of renting an apartment. As with all rental policies, it’s helpful to know what to expect before you sign on the dotted line.

portion of income for rent

You think you found the perfect apartment, but when you see how much it will cost you each month, you’re not sure what percentage of income should go to rent, to keep you out of financial trouble. If you don’t regularly track and understand your spending habits, you may inadvertently take on an expensive rent payment that you can’t maintain.

disability apartments

There’s a misconception that handicap accessibility for apartments is related to ADA compliance. It’s an easy mistake to make; the ADA applies to public buildings, common areas in apartment buildings, and most units in newer apartment complexes. If you’re looking…

roommate breakup

Breaking up is often hard to do, even when there’s no romance involved. Sometimes a roommate breakup can be even tougher than a romantic one. You live together, after all… all the time! Sometimes, a break is mutual, driven by…

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