You've just received what every resident dreads from their landlord. It's a rent increase notice. Your first instinct out of frustration may be to move out when the lease ends so you don’t pay another dime. However, that may not be wise or effective. There are many things to consider when you receive a rent increase.
When it comes to dogs and moving, our pets feels the same stressors we do – and let’s face it: moving is notoriously stressful. All the shuffling around – strange smells, shifting furniture, a multitude of boxes – can make your pup feel discombobulated, despite the excitement of changing things up. Since many studies have shown that dogs help reduce our stress, if you’re moving with a dog, it’s imperative to show your furry family member the same courtesy. Here are some tips to keep your best friend calm.
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.
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If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:
1. You’ll save moneyThis one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:
Sometimes you have to go on a long TDY, PCS or deployment and it might be more cost effective to move out of your place and put your belongings in storage. Here are a few cost-effective tips for securing self-storage units that protect your belongings and your wallet.
Ready to start looking for your new apartment? Finding your perfect place to live doesn’t have to be an ordeal. By getting yourself organized in advance, starting your apartment search and locating your new home can actually be fairly easy. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to set out on your apartment hunting journey.