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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.

best apartment amenities

When it comes to the best apartment amenities, what’s popular in 2017 may surprise you. According to Apartment Guide research, many of those searching for an apartment tend to focus on individual apartment features rather than community features. However, many apartment hunters weigh community features at approximately the same level of importance as how many bedrooms they’re looking for, so community features matter.

corporate relocation services

You’ve accepted a great job in another state. Now, you have to find housing. That can seem like a daunting task when you don't know the area. This is where corporate relocation services come in. ApartmentGuide explains what corporate relocation companies do, how they can help you and what to expect, when you're moving for work.

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.

why is rent so high

Rental rates have hit an all-time high over the last year, taking up a massive 3.86% of the gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2017. With increased demand for apartments and a lean supply in most rental markets, being a landlord might be great -- but being a renter might be tough.

americas most tech hungry for smartphones

When it comes to high-tech phones, you’d naturally assume that larger cities in the United States would be embracing big screen smartphones. Cities such as San Francisco, New York and the recently acknowledged marketing tech capitol Atlanta should surely be…

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Looking for an apartment in one of these metros? Good luck – you’re going to need it. Apartment Guide has identified the top metro areas with the highest rental occupancy rates, meaning these apartments get snatched up in a hurry. So if you’re in the rental market in one of these areas, you’d better act fast. Read on to find out where renting is all the rage.

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