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Everything You'll Need for an Apartment Application

Are you asking, "What do I need to rent an apartment?" Like a job application, an apartment application requires you to attach additional documents. Simply filling out the form with your information and a list of past apartments isn't enough for the landlord to decide whether you're reliable as a tenant. As such, he or she will ask for more items that will show that you're on top of your game.

How to Budget for Your First Apartment

When you're thinking about becoming a first-time renter, there are lots of things to ponder. Many of these factors will revolve around knowing how to budget for your apartment upfront and setting up a monthly budget between yourself and potential…

10 Questions to Ask When Apartment Hunting

Like entering a new relationship, finding the right apartment requires being a little level-headed. You wouldn't just run off and elope with the first attractive person you see, right? No-- you'd want to spend some time making sure your values,…

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When you’re considering renting an apartment, you'll want to know what to expect from a prospective apartment community.  That’s why asking the right questions of an apartment community manager is so important.  Ask these questions during your apartment search to ensure that…


Sometimes it seems there are so many details to consider when choosing an apartment that it's hard to hone in on a final decision. There are many angles that might make one new apartment seem more appealing to you than another. Read on for our some guidelines on how to channel your second-guessing toward choosing a great apartment.

The Resort at Tanamera Apartments in Reno, NV

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…


Wondering if an apartment floor plan is right for you? It can be tricky to imagine yourself living in a space without seeing all your stuff in it. Luckily there are some key floor plan design elements you can consider before moving in that will help you determine if an apartment has enough space for your needs.

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Wondering how to find the best apartment for you? While the idea of the “best” apartment certainly varies from person to person, these tips should help you find the apartment that suits you to a “T.” Know thyself Before you can figure…


Choosing a new apartment can be an exhausting process with many variables to consider. It can be hard to know whether you will be truly happy living in a particular location. Besides, if you’ve been apartment hunting for more than a day or two, every place may start to look alike to you. When you’re committing to living somewhere for a year or more, a little information goes a long way. Take a few minutes to make a list of the things that really matter to you. What makes you really feel at home in a living space? Here are some questions to ask before you sign a lease.