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pet fees explained

Our pets are valuable members of our families. We’re willing to search high and low for pet-friendly apartments and we accept that it may cost a little bit extra. Many states lack specific statutes regulating pet fees, so what — and whether — to charge is at the discretion of your landlord or property manager. This could lead to confusion and questions such as ‘are pet deposits refundable?’ and ‘does pet rent cover more than one pet?’ Here are three types of fees you might encounter when renting with a pet.

what is renters insurance

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.

signing a lease is better with good timing

You’re ready to make a move. However, choosing the date for signing a lease can be complex. It's a combination of the time of year, the weather, when the place will be ready, when you can move in, what makes the most business sense and a number of other factors.

Energy saving bulbs called CFLs are an investment that saves cash overall.

Today's energy savings bulbs, known as Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) can not only earn your apartment the green seal of approval, but save you some significant cash in the longrun. Better yet, the modern versions of these energy efficient light bulbs - designed for home use - have improved by leaps and bounds.

Moving in togerther requires communication and compromise

Moving in together is a huge deal for any couple. It’s incredibly appealing because you can split costs and chores, and no longer worry about keeping up two places. Wouldn’t it be romantic to wake up with your sweetie every single day? Of course! But there are many pros and cons to consider before you take the relationship-changing leap of living together. Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re moving in together for the right reasons and to make this relationship transition a little more harmonious.

Flooded apartment

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…

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