Category Archives Neighbors

Apartment rules not to break

You've leased an apartment and moved in. Now you need to make sure that management doesn't have you on their "trouble tenants" list. Here are five rules not to break, which will keep you out of trouble and help you have a good relationship with your apartment manager (and apartment complex neighbors).

super host for super bowl

Whether you’re rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles or New England Patriots this year, or you love the commercials and half-time show, a Super Bowl party is a great reason to invite friends over and show off your place and your hosting skills.

gym etiquette

A gym is a great perk of apartment living, adding to your quality of life in more than one way. But your gym etiquette (or lack thereof) could make the wrong impression, turning off neighbors, potential friends and even management. Here are some tips so you make a good impression in your apartment community's fitness center.

Do you love moving? Though moving takes effort, many people love the challenge and look forward to an opportunity to start over. If you have moved, you may have realized that these challenges can turn into advantages.

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Let’s take a look at the positive aspects of making a move. Here are eight great reasons to be psyched about a new space.

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  One of the reasons you picked your apartment was the complex’s community pool, and now that it’s almost summer, you can finally use it. But a day of relaxation at the pool can often come with the headaches of too many guests, obnoxious music and screaming children. Practice and preach the following apartment pool etiquette to make you and your fellow residents’ summer pool experience enjoyable.

Apartment living can offer just as much of a community feel as living in a stand-alone home. It’s even easier to get a sense of community in an apartment when, after all, you live closer to your neighbors.

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Here are some of the key elements that help to establish a community vibe for you and your apartment neighbors. You can create the neighborhood you want to live in by paying attention to these qualities.

You live in an awesome apartment community, the perfect place where you want to spend your free time hanging out. But how do you find the people who want to hang out with you, too?

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Check out these tips on how to earn the label “cool neighbor!” and enjoy the social time you spend in your apartment community.

Apartment dwellers have neighbors. It’s a fact. Hopefully, you're on good terms. The neighbors many people are talking about the past few weeks are the ones portrayed by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron on the big screen in the movie "Neighbors." Their attempts to (cough!) get along result in mayhem at a level you'll likely not experience as an everyday apartment dweller. (After all, you'd need a stunt double to safely get through some of those antics.)

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Their silliness brings up a serious point, however. What do you do when you desperately want to get along with a challenging apartment neighbor? Maybe you and your neighbor have a different idea of how loudly music should be played in the evening. Or perhaps your neighbor’s cooking is making itself a little too noticeable in your own apartment. Small conflicts can exist, and the good news is they can be worked out when both parties come together and communicate. But here’s the challenge: you may have to be the one to broker an agreement. With the skills you’ll read about here, you’ll be able to bring even a nightmarish neighbor to the negotiating table and work toward an acceptable outcome.

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