Monthly Archives: January 2006

True Story of an Attempted Rip-off

True Story of an Attempted Rip-off

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When my roommate and I began looking for an apartment in college, we really didn’t know where to start or even what neighborhoods to consider. Early on in the search we found a pretty nice place in what appeared to be a good neighborhood (knowing what I know now, it is a great neighborhood and…
Know Your Heating Rights

Know Your Heating Rights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that winter is here, it’s good to know a few things about your rights as a tenant. You don’t necessarily have to suffer or buy your own space heater if you find yourself living in an icebox this season. Or, if you do buy a heater, you may be able to deduct the cost…
$1000 Rent Around the Country

$1000 Rent Around the Country

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living in NYC I have resigned myself to paying high rents on small places, so $1000 doesn’t sound like that much to me. But what could such an amount of money get you all over the US? Let’s find out! In Minneapolis you can get a fancy townhouse (even the two bedroom isn’t much more…