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eviction rights

There's nothing like an eviction notice to keep you up at night. When do you have to be out? Why am I being kicked out? What’s going to happen? You probably knew the eviction was coming your way, but you still have rights in the process.

how eviction works

Eviction is not how anyone wants to end the tenant-landlord relationship. An eviction notice is the last thing you ever want to see at your door. If you are having issues with the landlord address them early and document everything. You must prove the issues to a judge. Avoid being taken advantage of by understanding the process and knowing your rights.

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.

how to give notice

One of the most important things to do before you move is ensuring you give notice to your landlord or apartment leasing office of your intent to vacate, or when you are planning on moving out of your apartment. Not sure how to do it? Check out our easy guide below..

Whether you have school-aged kids or are planning to start a family, school rankings is probably high on your priority list when relocating. But not all cities or towns with great schools come with a hefty price tag. Additionally, these towns with a lower cost of living and nationally-ranked schools have lots of activities to offer families. For example, Nashville has a great adventure science center, Pueblo, Colo. offers lots of family-friendly outdoor activities and Indianapolis is home to several professional sports teams. The research for this infographic is based on a U.S. News study, as well as Census data. We found the top eight cities with a low cost of living using the U.S. Census. We found the top-ranked high schools through the U.S. News study, which looked at 22,000 public high schools in 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia.

super host for super bowl

Whether you’re rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles or New England Patriots this year, or you love the commercials and half-time show, a Super Bowl party is a great reason to invite friends over and show off your place and your hosting skills.

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.

what percentage of annual income should go to 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.

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