The Move

2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In a few short months, I will be relocating for graduate school and begin the apartment hunt once again. It’s a new chapter in my life, and for those of you graduating college or relocating for new jobs or professional schools, you too may be feeling excited for the next phase of your lives. Before…
Apartment Hunter’s Guide To Portland, Or.
Apartment Hunter’s Guide To Portland, Or.

Apartment Hunter’s Guide To Portland, Or.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Stumptown. The city of bridges. The city of roses. “Little Beirut”. “The dream of the ‘90s.” “Where people in their 20s go to retire.” This is just the shortlist of the many, many monikers of Portland, Or., which has also been referred to as “the West Coast capitol of urban cool,” and “The best food…
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver

Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re thinking of moving to Denver? Great choice! Denver is an amazing city. It’s full of active young people, many of whom migrate to the mountains on weekends to ski, hike, and have other outdoor adventures. It’s widely considered one of the best cities for craft beer lovers, with dozens of breweries in the…
Moving Out:  Leases, Furniture and Packing
Moving Out:  Leases, Furniture and Packing

Moving Out: Leases, Furniture and Packing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For most of us, moving out on our own is the step we have been waiting for our whole life — well, at least since we turned 13.  Growing up I can remember getting in fights with my parents and under my breath saying, “Well one day I will be moved out and won’t have…
Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search
Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search

Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you a college student who is eager to get out of the dorms, or someone who is graduating this May? Chances are, you have this ideal picture of what your first apartment will be like. Having an idea of what you are looking for in an apartment is important, but if you are anything…
Moving Out: How to Get Started?
Moving Out: How to Get Started?

Moving Out: How to Get Started?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am 19, looking for my first apartment with my boyfriend,  so here’s the big Moving Out 101 question…How do we get started? The Setup My boyfriend and I have been together for just over a year and a half.  It is still early in our relationship to be moving out but we are putting…
Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Should You Choose?
Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Should You Choose?

Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Should You Choose?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Making the decision whether to live on campus or to finally get your first apartment, is a tough one! I battled with my dorm vs. apartment decision for months. But eventually, it was really clear to me that I needed to get my own place. People like to tell me I’m 20 going on 35, so…
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area

Apartment Hunter’s Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many of you are probably hearing wonderful things about living in the Bay Area: the great weather, the amount of diversity, and, of course, the phenomenal job opportunities. It’s no surprise that some of you graduating students are looking to move to the Bay Area, but where do you start your apartment hunt? How do…
12 Week Countdown to Your First Apartment
12 Week Countdown to Your First Apartment

12 Week Countdown to Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding the right first apartment is a process that starts weeks before your moving date.  If you are about to graduate or have been living with family since graduation last year, now is the time to start the step-by-step countdown to your big move. 12 Weeks Out: Get your free credit report at annualcreditreport.com or…
A Short Guide To Apartment Hunting Groups On Facebook
A Short Guide To Apartment Hunting Groups On Facebook

A Short Guide To Apartment Hunting Groups On Facebook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s not as simple to find an apartment on the Internet as it might seem. Following Craigslist or other apartment rental sites can be like trying to get a cool, refreshing drink from a waterfall – more of a drowning deluge than a refreshing trickle. Before you know it, you’re inundated in updates, which you…