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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

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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…
6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move
6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move

6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move

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By Ja’Shell Smith Making the decision to move to a new state is both exciting and intimidating. You’re ready for a new adventure yet you are leaving home for the unknown. I decided to leave New England and head to the South. After weighing all options on how to get to my new apartment, I…
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

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By Emma Clark One of the least expensive tricks to change the look of your new apartment is to paint it. Just make sure you get your landlord’s permission before you pick up the paint brush… if you don’t, you put your security deposit at risk. Once you’ve chosen your color combination, bought all the…
5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem
5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

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By Christina Underwood Overdoing it at holiday parties can happen to anyone, but what to do if it looks like things are getting out of control with someone you are living with. If you’re concerned about your roommate’s substance abuse, you’re in a precarious position: you don’t want to invade their privacy, but you can’t…
How to Use Your Rent Payments to Boost Your Credit Score
How to Use Your Rent Payments to Boost Your Credit Score

How to Use Your Rent Payments to Boost Your Credit Score

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By Christine DiGangi One of the many reasons someone might look at your credit scores is to figure out if you’re likely to repay any money you borrow, so you’d think having a history of paying a huge monthly bill on time would be good for your credit. But in many cases, one of the…
10 Costs First Time Renters Don’t Think About
10 Costs First Time Renters Don’t Think About

10 Costs First Time Renters Don’t Think About

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By Stephanie Lynch If you recently found the perfect apartment — congratulations!  It can be pretty time consuming to find the right area, amenities, landlord and price.  There’s nothing better than walking into an apartment and instantly clicking with it. While signing the lease to your new apartment may be exciting, most apartment tenants, especially…
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

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Roommates can be a great way to save money, and possibly develop new friendships. If your dream apartment comes with a not-so-ideal price point for one, look no further for some great advice on how to make it through the process of choosing a great roommate. 1. Know Thyself Chances are, you will have a…
Making a Home That Inspires Creativity
Making a Home That Inspires Creativity

Making a Home That Inspires Creativity

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By Lily H. Valentine If you’re an aspiring artist and want to be more creative, it is absolutely KEY to make a space in your home that inspires creativity, brings about peace of mind and allows you to focus on your artistic endeavors. Having a personal space that will foster creativity is just as essential…
Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie
Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie

Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie

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By Erika Taylor So you’ve done the “easy” stuff: you found an apartment, started paying your rent (on time!), and got most of your furniture. Now comes a new task – living peacefully with your roommate! Your roomie might be an introvert or an extrovert, meaning their sensitivity to social stimulation might be different than…
Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment
Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment

Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment

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By Emily Harper You have probably been spending a lot of time in your apartment lately, trying to escape the snow and ice or flooding rains. Take a look around. Are you happy with what you see? Do you know that clutter has negative effects on a person’s psychological well-being? A study conducted by Princeton…