The Move

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Browsing through apartments can be overwhelming! After seeing one or two, the features start to run together, making it hard to differentiate what you liked about one or the other. When I was on the hunt for my last place I looked at so many apartments online that my head started spinning. However, it’s important…
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments are owned by a large leasing company that owns many different apartment complexes. My very first apartment was one of those, meaning I passed the leasing office every morning on my way out, saw multiple other complexes owned by the same company in my area, and it was easy to drop in at…
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Nowadays, your social media profiles extend everywhere. Most people have accounts with Facebook and Instagram for personal use, and many others use LinkedIn to keep in touch with professional contacts. Traditionally, Facebook and Instagram have been focused on sharing parts of our lives with friends and family, but with new and complex privacy options, that…
Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt
Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt

Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are new to the apartment hunt process, it can be daunting. What do I need? Do I have enough money saved for rent, utilities, and furniture? Will I have an empty apartment? Do I need a roommate? You sift through dozens of apartment listings and it seems like the search will never end.…
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve found your perfect apartment and you’ve signed your new lease, congratulations. Now the move-in day is fast approaching. If this is your first apartment, you most likely don’t yet have everything that you’ll eventually need for your apartment. There are, however, a seven  items you should already have on hand to make your…
52 Item Apartment Search Checklist
52 Item Apartment Search Checklist

52 Item Apartment Search Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After you have learned the apartment hunting terminology, started your search and finally found an apartment you like, there are a lot of questions you must still ask. Can I afford this apartment? Is this apartment in a convenient location? Will I be happy living here? Besides these vital questions, there are many other items…
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you thought vocabulary terms were just for school? It turns out that there are many apartment vocabulary terms you need to know before you sign a lease. Learning these 16 terms will help come across as a knowledgeable renter and ensure you sign a lease that you understand, know all of the fees you…
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
These days, living on your own is not an easy process. There are so many expenses that need to be tended to. All of you new graduates know exactly what I’m talking about. We know that student loans are the reality in a millennial’s life, while we dream of getting that brand new apartment with…
Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress
Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress

Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving Day! It’s absolutely one of the most exciting days you’ll have in your new place, as you make your first apartment home and get to spend your first night there. However, moving day often brings a sense of dread, as most of us have a huge pile of stuff that has to be moved…
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re ready to submit applications for your first apartment, congratulations! You have searched rentals, scheduled showings, and you have finally narrowed it down to a few “ideal” apartments you’d love to live in! The hard part comes now, where your potential landlord needs to make a decision to pick the best possible tenant for…