Posts Tagged: lease

Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide

Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your lease is up soon and you’re pondering whether you want to renew. Sometimes, it’s a slam-dunk: of course you want to renew. Other times, it’s a no-brainer: no way you’re living in such a dump another year. But this time you’re just not sure. Your current place is okay … but you don’t love…
Conquering Your First Rental Paperwork

Conquering Your First Rental Paperwork

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Searching for an apartment, while stressful, also has its enjoyable moments. You daydream of your view overlooking the park, or imagine the grandeur of living in a historic building, hardwood floors at your feet, chandeliers lighting the hallway. And then you get to the paperwork part of the process. There’s nothing glamorous about reading sprawling…
Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last we heard from Katherine, she had just lost out on her dream apartment. Luckily, she’s found another one and shares with us the process of making sure that she got  the lease. FOUND YOUR DREAM APARTMENT? NOW MAKE SURE YOU GET IT! by Katherine So, finally after logging a lot of man-hours, I’ve finally found an…
How to Negotiate in the Current Rental Market? Cautiously!

How to Negotiate in the Current Rental Market? Cautiously!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve been helping you to search out the very best apartment on the market and, hopefully, you’ve found some good options! But — wait — what’s that? You now need to negotiate rent? YIKES! Yeah, negotiating can be a scary thing, but you’ve already done the toughest part of the search!  Seriously, a little back patting…
Stop that Check!

Stop that Check!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s been a bit of a crazy apartment week. When I last wrote, I had realized that my future management company was full of scammers based on an almost too late Google search. As such, I didn’t want anything to do with them. But, I’d already given them a $700 which I know wanted back…
Play Detective Before You Sign That New Lease!

Play Detective Before You Sign That New Lease!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I just started apartment hunting and already nearly signed a bad lease. How close was it? I’d already put down the deposit. Luckily, I found out that the management company(starts with D, rhymes with Kermont) was legendary for being horrible to its tenants. I found out. . . through some smart detective work. You’re probably…
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost July and you found the perfect two-bedroom for July 15th. Except, uh, that’s 2 weeks from now and you need another body ASAP. You don’t need a miracle. You need Roommate Bootcamp — MyFirstApartment style! First, you need to view our handy Roommate Agreement Check List. What’s that, — you’ve already considered what…
Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates

Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, I lost the roommate battle. Well, perhaps I should say that I conceded — with certain strict requirements. When we left off last week, I wasn’t crazy about this chick’s personality. However, after seeing her one more time, she seemed. . . nice enough. And, pretty stable. Not exactly, the glowing words one would…
Furnishing your new apartment is easy as pie…maybe less tasty though.

Furnishing your new apartment is easy as pie…maybe less tasty though.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After deciding where you want to live, the next step in your exciting new apartment adventure is deciding how you’ll be furnishing your grand villa. Or, you know, somewhat smaller abode. I remember signing the lease to my first apartment, buying myself a congratulatory milkshake, and then walking further down the street to a local…