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Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. If you’re ready to move into an apartment, choosing whether to live alone or with roommates is an important decision to consider based on your personality and finances. Find some clarity on this…
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. If water is not properly purified, it can contain undesirable tastes and metals or, worse yet, illness-causing microorganisms that can pose a risk to your health. Filtered tap water may be more pleasing…
Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment
Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment

Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. For some people, apartment life might not quite feel complete without a pet. That said, the responsibilities involved in pet ownership can be daunting – and that’s before you factor in the many…
Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers
Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers

Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Just because you’ve found a new apartment doesn’t mean your moving journey is over. Now, you have to pack all your belongings, move them to your new apartment, and unpack and arrange them.…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Pros and Cons: Gym in Your Apartment Building
Pros and Cons: Gym in Your Apartment Building

Pros and Cons: Gym in Your Apartment Building

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. By some standards, millennials are the healthiest, fittest generation in American history. Property managers have taken notice, centering fitness perks as part of the marketing of their buildings. If you’re wondering whether having…
Pros and Cons: Signing a Multi-Year Lease
Pros and Cons: Signing a Multi-Year Lease

Pros and Cons: Signing a Multi-Year Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you sign a lease for your new apartment, chances are that you’ll sign a one-year lease, with the ability to renew your lease every 12 months. However, you might also have the…
Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building
Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building

Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. As luxury rentals and mixed-use developments become more common in the U.S., doorman buildings have also become more abundant. In these buildings, a doorman greets you as you enter, though the term “doorman”…
Should You Rent-to-Own or Just Rent? Pros and Cons
Should You Rent-to-Own or Just Rent? Pros and Cons

Should You Rent-to-Own or Just Rent? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To some people eager to own their first apartment, it may seem like there’s no easy purchase option without putting down cash or getting a mortgage. Rent-to-own apartments offer a solution. At the end of an apartment rental lease, the tenant has the option to buy the apartment for a predetermined price fixed in the…
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The word insurance can send shivers down many a spine. In healthcare, for example, insurance is the divide between paying a modest amount for healthcare and going into extreme long-term debt. In renting, though, insurance is not nearly as dramatic.  Renters insurance is usually quite modestly priced and straightforward. For a generally affordable monthly or…