If you are a first-time apartment renter or haven’t rented in a while, you might have some questions about renting a new home. Topics like rental cost, amenities and security may be whirling around in your head. It’s important to address your questions and concerns. The best strategy to ease your anxiety is to make a list of questions to ask as you audition different apartment choices. Here are some questions to get you started. Add your own, as you consider the important information you’ll want to know before you sign a lease.
If you haven’t tried shopping at your local farmers market yet, you’re missing out. Not only are you getting the freshest produce when shopping at farmers markets, but you are also supporting your community and local economy. Today, farmers markets are popping up all over the place, from year-round markets to seasonal popup markets. The same goes for Portland; there is no shortage of farmers markets. Thinking about going green? Here’s your opportunity to try with our list of Portland’s farmers markets.
A culinary medium lending itself to unique combinations, outrageous toppings and crazy shapes, the doughnut is one of the most versatile foods around. The Dutch are largely credited with inventing doughnuts in the 19th century, but you don’t have to travel to Europe to try this treat, as some of the best fried rings can be found stateside (and no, we’re not talking about Krispy Kreme). Since the month of October is National Doughnut Month, you’ll want to go ahead and start planning ahead with our list of the best doughnut places nationwide. After all, who can resist the siren call of a hot, freshly made doughnut glistening with glaze?
Though summertime is almost over, the weather in Southern California is still warm and calls for plenty of outdoor activities. Luckily, Southern California offers up plenty of things to do, whether you’re with your friends or family, including bike trails, fishing trips, snorkeling and beach trips, as well as water parks. Get out of your apartment and celebrate the end of summer with your friends and family at one of these Southern California water parks.
Did you ever consider you might be breaking one of the rules in your apartment lease agreement -- without even realizing it? When you move into an apartment, you sign an apartment lease agreement that spells out many specific rules to live by. Keep in mind that there are some actions which could violate your apartment lease agreement, and these actions might not be immediately obvious to you. Here are a few things to watch out for.