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Did you ever consider you might be breaking one of the rules in your apartment lease agreement -- without even realizing it? [find-an-apartment] When you move into an apartment, you sign an apartment lease agreement that spells out many specific rules to live by.  Keep in mind that there are some actions which could violate your apartment lease agreement, and these actions might not be immediately obvious to you. Here are a few things to watch out for.

fireworks

The 4th of July is a time for food, family and fireworks, but it’s possible to celebrate too hard. It doesn't matter if you're taking your celebration on the road or inviting people over to your apartment, it's important to…

apartment fire

These days, you have to have insurance for nearly everything. Most states require you to have car insurance. The government has required health insurance. Depending on the state, you may not be legally required to have renters insurance, however, it is an extremely important.

smart home tech

Here, we'll take a look at how you can outfit your apartment with smart essentials to make renting significantly more convenient and safe. Smart plugs are an inexpensive, easy way to integrate smart home tech into your rental. These devices allow you to remotely control anything that plugs into a wall socket — all with a tap of your finger on your smartphone or tablet. At home, you can even use your smart speaker to activate smart plugs with a voice command.

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.

It was a dark and stormy night… and you had no idea how to find the safest spot in your apartment building for you and your family to ride out the storm! [find-an-apartment] To avoid this situation, it's a good idea to know in advance your options for staying safe at home during inclement weather.

Don’t let your next dinner party go up in smoke! Cooking fires are the most common cause of household fires, and you don't have to own a commercial-sized Viking range to feel the heat. [find-an-apartment] From grease spills to stray dishtowels, even a tiny cooktop in a studio apartment can set a blaze. Follow these eight tips to reduce your risks for an apartment kitchen fire.

[find-an-apartment] Within minutes, a small fire can spread and grow into a deadly fire. But with a few steps, you can protect yourself, your home and your belongings. First, closely inspect your home to eliminate potential hazards. Then, use these fire prevention tips and strategies to safeguard your home.

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