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Not every landlord or management company requires an apartment walkthrough when you move into a new apartment unit, but it's generally in your best interest to do so. Request one before you move in, if it's not initiated for you, and…

Get Help With Moving by Hosting a Party

If you've moved even once in your life, you know the stresses that go along with the process. First there's finding an apartment, which, let's face it, takes a great deal more time and energy than anything should. Then there's…

A Guide to Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is one of the largest and most historic cities in the U.S. It's where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. It served as an important capital during the Revolutionary War and played a significant…

Downtown Chicago is one place where you'll find plenty of people walking.
Downtown Chicago is one place where you'll find plenty of people walking.
Sidewalk life can be one of the best parts of urban apartment living. The ability to walk right out of your apartment and take a stroll to the nearest park, corner café, bar or even your place of work is an incredible perk, for those lucky enough to enjoy it. At least, that’s what we often think when we describe the ideal apartment neighborhood. But according to recent studies, while “walkable” neighborhoods may be viewed desirably by residents, just because they can get around easily on foot doesn’t necessarily mean they will.

Renting an apartment is a great way to save money, especially if your living arrangements are not permanent. Many people stress the importance of finding a good landlord, but you often don't realize until you move in that it's just as important to be a responsible tenant.

Find an Apartment

So once you've found the perfect apartment, completed your walkthrough and moved those boxes, how do you make sure that you're getting the best renting experience? You can start by avoiding these common mistakes.