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Sarah

Sarah is a dog lover and advocate for conversation & laughing at your own jokes. Since finishing her college career in communications, she began working (and living) in Atlanta. After living in a few different apartments over the last few years, she's ready to share experiences. Stay tuned for adventures, tips and advice!
Co-Signer: Do you need one?
Co-Signer: Do you need one?

Co-Signer: Do you need one?

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A critical part of securing the perfect apartment is making sure you’re in the right place financially to sign on the dotted line. Apartment complexes and landlords will often run credit and background checks and require proof of income before you’re presented with the final lease. By learning about your employment history and knowing that…
Have a Community Center? Use It!
Have a Community Center? Use It!

Have a Community Center? Use It!

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With large apartment complexes, many landlords will offer a community center in or near the leasing office. These community centers are generally beautiful (think about it… it’d be the first thing a prospective renter sees when they come to visit!) AND are generally very under-utilized. There are tons of perks to having a community center……
4 Ways to Save Money On Now
4 Ways to Save Money On Now

4 Ways to Save Money On Now

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Many of us start the year with resolutions around saving money, but by now the good intentions are gone and we have slid back into our old wasteful habits. It’s not too late to course-correct and, fortunately, it won’t be as hard as it may sound! There are plenty of easy swaps you can make…
Dog Park Etiquette
Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette

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A big feature to consider for dog owners is if your apartment complex has a dog park inside! Many complexes will now include a fenced, grassy space where residents can bring their canine friends for some off-leash fun. There will always be rules posted that are specific to your apartment complex, but here are some…
How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place
How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place

How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place

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Congratulations, you must be an awesome friend! You’ve been asked to help your friend find an apartment. This is a huge honor and means they must appreciate your input, so look at it that way! Maybe you’ve been living in your own place for a while, maybe you live in a location they’re interested in,…
Slow-Cooker Secrets
Slow-Cooker Secrets

Slow-Cooker Secrets

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Once you’re settled in your first apartment, you’re sure to look for ways to save a few bucks here and there as bills add up. Food is a HUGE way you can limit expenses. Think about it… going out, even for a quick bite, can cost $10-$15 per person. If you were to cook a…
Preparing for Your Big Move
Preparing for Your Big Move

Preparing for Your Big Move

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There isn’t much that’s as exciting as moving to a brand new place! You’ve put in the hard work of finding your apartment, passing any application barriers, and paying your deposit. Now, the fun starts… packing up your current place for your big move! Don’t worry, preparing doesn’t have to be stressful. Just be sure…
Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help
Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help

Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help

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By now, you’ve surely heard that there are programs that help you make money back on things you purchase every day. If you haven’t… BIG NEWS! Today, there are a handful of apps that pay you for sharing purchases or for purchasing certain brands during a given time. If you’re looking to boost your vacation…
Important Things To Check During Your Pre-Move Inspection
Important Things To Check During Your Pre-Move Inspection

Important Things To Check During Your Pre-Move Inspection

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After securing your first lease, it’s time for you to do an inspection for any damage before you move in! This process protects you during your move-out and ensures you’re not charged for damage you didn’t create. During the inspection, you and your landlord will do a walk-through of the apartment before you move any items…
Apartment Hunt 101: Tips for Finding a Great Commute
Apartment Hunt 101: Tips for Finding a Great Commute

Apartment Hunt 101: Tips for Finding a Great Commute

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Most people spend hours every week commuting back and forth to work. This can either be an easy or painstaking process, depending on how far your live from your office. In fact, according to a recent study, the average commute each way in cities like NYC, LA and SF is half an hour or more.…