Category Archives Budgeting & Spending

cheap neighborhoods

In this article we provide to you with the most affordable neighborhoods for renting a property in Seattle, Austin, Washington, and Boston, based on data from Mashvisor, an advanced real estate analytics tool. Moreover, for each city we’ll show you the most affordable neighborhoods for different property types based on the number of bedrooms (from single-bedroom rental properties to four-bedroom rentals).

Money-Saving Tips for Moving

By Brian Wilson The cost of moving is often easily underestimated—the process involves many moving parts (no pun intended), and the rundown of expenses required to transition fully from Point A to Point B quickly adds up. Going as cheap…

ground floor apartment

When it comes to apartment hunting, you might think you want the highest floor and the best view, or to be away from the noise of residents coming and going or talking outside. You may also estimate that you’ll be safer from the risk of theft. For these reasons, first-floor apartments tend to get a bad reputation. But is it really justified? There are actually many benefits to renting a ground floor apartment!

home heating

There are few utilities that can really put a dent in your bank account quite like heating your apartment. While you want to have your apartment at a comfortable temperature during the winter, those bills can really pile up when…

new years apartment resolutions 2018

The beginning of a new year is a great time to make resolutions which will increase your quality of life. That holds true for apartment dwellers, too. Check out these apartment resolutions for 2018. Even if you only embrace a few of them, you'll be happy you did!

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.

Moving yourself might seem like no big deal, but is it really worth the trouble? A do-it-yourself move basically requires renting (and driving!) a moving truck, packing your possessions, loading the truck, and then unloading everything at your new home.

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The experience can be both mentally and physically stressful. It’s not an undertaking to be taken lightly. You have move options. If you are able and willing to spend more money on the move, you can hire a moving company to handle much of the stress and strain of the experience. Which is right for you? Here’s a quick way to weigh your options and think through the details before you make your next move.

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