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Four Tips for Subletting Your Apartment
Four Tips for Subletting Your Apartment

Four Tips for Subletting Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Imagine that you’re a college student living in an off-campus apartment on a year-long lease. This lease term is convenient for your fall and spring semesters, but what do you do if you’re not planning to be anywhere near campus for the summer? You’ve got to pay that three or four months of summer rent…
3 Things You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment
3 Things You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment

3 Things You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You are tied into a one-year lease when an internship is offered to you in another city. This requires you to live several hours away for 3 months. Getting out of your lease is not possible, and you cannot afford to pay rent on two residents for 3 months. In a situation like this, subletting…
Subletting Woes, Part 1
Subletting Woes, Part 1

Subletting Woes, Part 1

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout the entirety of one of my recent sublets in Oakland, my focus repeatedly settled on a book on the bookshelf entitled, “Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life”. I never picked the book up, but every time I read the title, I wondered about Sonja. I should have listened to my…
4 Rules to Subletting Your Apartment
4 Rules to Subletting Your Apartment

4 Rules to Subletting Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
4 Rules to Subletting Your Apartment By Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com I’ve been living in various rental houses and apartments for almost 10 years, and almost every single one of them has had multiple people in and out of the apartment, subletting for just a few months (or even weeks) at a time. Most of the…
Should You Use Airbnb for a Long-Term Rental?
Should You Use Airbnb for a Long-Term Rental?

Should You Use Airbnb for a Long-Term Rental?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re getting away for a long weekend, Airbnb is arguably the most convenient way to book a reasonably priced place to stay, especially in areas lacking traditional hotels and motels. Many people see Airbnb as so convenient, in fact, that they’ve begun turning to the service for months-long stays that resemble traditional housing or…
Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules
Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules

Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re subletting from someone, you’ll be living in an apartment that’s at once yours and very much not yours. You might be a bit worried about how you can properly feel at home while respecting the original tenant’s space. With these five essential rules for subletter etiquette rules, you should have no trouble comfortably…
What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?
What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?

What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a roommate is one of the easiest ways to keep living costs low. You’ll split the rent and utilities, and you might share responsibilities for stocking household goods. If you’re especially apt on making your roommate situation as financially fair as possible, you might just wind up splitting all expenses with your roommate –…
What Makes a Good Roommate?
What Makes a Good Roommate?

What Makes a Good Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with someone is a huge commitment; you have to share space, interact and deal with finances together. Sometimes you are thrown into a situation where you don’t have a choice of who you live with, but for when you do have a choice, you may be wondering – what makes a good roommate? Good…
6 Ways To Break Your Lease
6 Ways To Break Your Lease

6 Ways To Break Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re living in uncertain times. Sure, things have always been unpredictable and up in the air; life can deliver us lemons at any time, even in more prosperous times. In an age of unstable local economies, skyrocketing rental markets, lack of resources, unfriendly social climates – anything could happen, at any time, making it hard…
50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made a list of amenities you need, you’ve determined what neighborhood you want, and you’ve set your rental budget. Now it’s time to tour apartments and meet potential landlords. Before you choose an apartment, however, you need answers to a long list of questions. Don’t be afraid to ask your potential landlord or current…