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How to Avoid 5 Biggest First Time Renter Mistakes

How to Avoid 5 Biggest First Time Renter Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking to rent your first apartment, it’s soooo easy to get caught up in awesome amenities and the cool look of an apartment and forget about all other important details that should factor into your decision. Trust me, I’m a sucker for historic/vintage style apartments, so when on the search for a new place,…
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Happy Holidays to all our loyal readers from the My First Apartment team and a BIG Thanks for making 2013 another record year for us! We know that you’ve been extra good, so we hope that Santa treats you accordingly, with something red and lots of green for your first apartment. And talking about how to spend all…
First Apartment Safety Tips

First Apartment Safety Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a moment when you get to experience an uninhibited sense of freedom for the first time. This place is where you will learn how to properly set up Christmas decorations, learn how to manage energy bills and learn the approximate level of noise you can make without disturbing your…
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanks for making 2012 another record year for  My First Apartment.  We had over half a million visitors to the site and over 1.5 million pageviews.  During the year we added close to 100 new posts on finding and furnishing your first apartment, living with roommates,  managing apartment expenses, and throwing parties on budget. We…
Announcing: MyFirstApartment Hearts Zillow Blog

Announcing: MyFirstApartment Hearts Zillow Blog

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just letting you, our faithful readers, hear here it first.  My First Apartment has been invited to share our Renting 101 and first apartment living insights on the Zillow Blog. You probably already know Zillow.com for the resources it provides house hunters, but did you know it also lists rentals available by zip code? In other words,…
Book Review: <i>NYC Rental Bible</i>

Book Review: NYC Rental Bible

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was asked to review the new ebook, NYC Rental Bible, it felt like a familiar assignment; I’m well acquainted with informational booklets. This is because, at every stage of my life, my father has given me a book on how to do that which I am about to do: a book on how…
Hired! Introducing Our New Guest Bloggers

Hired! Introducing Our New Guest Bloggers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are delighted to welcome our two new guest bloggers, Zainab and Christina.  Zainab will take us along as she and her soon-to-be husband start to hunt for an apartment in Austin, Texas.  Christina is lucky to have already found her dream studio in downtown Manhattan, and she’ll share her furnishing and decorating joys and…
Announcing Our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Announcing Our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last two weeks, we’ve been cataloguing Alex’s dinner party proclivities as part of our  “Small Space, Savvy Budget: How to Host a Pint-Size Party” giveaway (presented in conjunction with Apartment Guide) and it’s now time to announce the winner: Laura Royal. We will be contacting her shortly. Laura posted that her favorite dinner-party dish was Artichoke…
Announcing Our *$100 Giveaway* Winner

Announcing Our *$100 Giveaway* Winner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi, it’s Alex again, Alissa’s boyfriend. True to form, we’re ready to announce the winner of our $100 Giveaway. But first, a reminder of the rules as desribed in  this post from Sept. 26.  All entrants were to describe in the comments section their most recent apartment transformation and for their entry to be valid, they…
WIN – A Free T-Shirt By Sharing Your Apartment Hunting Tips!

WIN – A Free T-Shirt By Sharing Your Apartment Hunting Tips!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartment hunting can be the total worst – we know. So, we wanted to offer you a lil’ pick-me-up – in the form of a free coolness. . . Specifically, a rad new t-shirt from Scared Panda, a t-shirt shop that specializes in shirts that reflect the different communities the founders have lived in and experienced. The t-shirts are…