Monthly Archives: October 2006

Why there is no such a thing as a perfect landlord

Why there is no such a thing as a perfect landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless your landlord is a bear, he probably did not make a cameo in Goldilocks’ memoirs. That said, the concept of “too much, too little,” tends to pop up when you are dealing with the person who takes a large chunk of your change on a monthly basis. What do I mean? Landlords are, invariably,…
No More Achoo! Getting Allergies Under Control

No More Achoo! Getting Allergies Under Control

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a lot of questions you could ask the ancient Egyptians about their construction of their famous pyramids. Most would probably involve geometry and physics, maybe even a side of human resources work ethic. All are sexier topics than what I’d ask them: didn’t you guys have allergies? Seriously, I’ve been unloading boxes for…
How much is that doggie in the window?

How much is that doggie in the window?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I wanted a dog real bad. I have, since childhood, wanted a dog real bad. When I was younger, the condition was that if I kept my room clean for 2 months straight, then I could talk to my mom about it. As on any given day there was rarely carpet showing amidst my books…
Understanding Your Lease Obligations

Understanding Your Lease Obligations

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our site has a new friend who is a professional real estate consultant. She has agreed to share her tips on navigating the terms on your lease. Signing on the dotted line… What your lease really means By Lori Snider, Principal, Creativity for Rent and Marketing Expert Congratulations! Your search was successful and you’ve found…
Money Issues Between Roomies

Money Issues Between Roomies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While in college it seems everyone is, or everyone acts like they are, broke. Terribly, horribly, mac and cheese, $3 burrito broke. Then, we graduate and some of us get high paying jobs, and some of us get…jobs. However, while this can be a temporary problem when going out to dinner with friends in the…