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fair housing act

The Fair Housing Act protects tenants from discrimination by landlords and property managers. But who’s protected and is it really enforceable?

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…

questions to ask roommates

Roommates can help with expenses, but it’s important to find a good match before making a commitment.  These questions will reveal a lot about the people with whom you’re considering sharing your apartment. Are you still friends with old roommates?…

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.

moving costs

Moving can be a hassle – both physically and financially. Here's a quick recap about how much you can expect to pay for your move and how you may be able to save a few bucks.

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