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How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?
How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?

How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve put down a deposit on your dream apartment. The ceilings are super high, the hardwood floors are gorgeous, you have tons of space, the kitchen is huge, and you live in a quiet, convenient location. However, after moving in, you’ve discovered something you couldn’t quite have known before moving in: One of your neighbors…
Five Steps For Finding The Perfect Short-Term Rental
Five Steps For Finding The Perfect Short-Term Rental

Five Steps For Finding The Perfect Short-Term Rental

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Chances are, when you move into your new apartment, you’ll be signing a one-year lease with your landlord. The long-term housing stability that a one-year lease offers is ideal for most people – moving is a chore, and years can pass in your life without major income or location changes. Leases shorter than a year…
What Are HOAs? How Renters Should Navigate Them
What Are HOAs? How Renters Should Navigate Them

What Are HOAs? How Renters Should Navigate Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Renting an apartment from a landlord or management company is par for the course, but renting a townhome is a less common occurrence. A townhome, as compared to an apartment, a rowhome, or even a standalone home on a suburban street, is part of a larger living community where certain rules apply. An organization called…
What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?
What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?

What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In 2017, 32 percent of the U.S. population lived in shared households. In other words, nearly one in every three Americans has a roommate or a housemate. Yet almost anyone who’s lived with other people will agree that finding someone to live with is one of the biggest challenges of looking for an apartment. Once…
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 –…
The Ultimate Apartment Bathroom Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Bathroom Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Bathroom Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although your bathroom might be the smallest room in your apartment, you’ll need a good number of supplies to make the best of it. Basics ranging from toilet paper to towels don’t just magically come with your apartment. It may even fall upon you to furnish your bathroom; you may be surprised that basics like…
How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?
How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?

How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made the decision to move to a new apartment. You’ve figured out the maximum rent you can afford, how much you can spend on moving and new furnishings, and when you want to move. But you’re still a bit stressed – you still need to find the actual apartment. Once you’ve figured out your…
Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out
Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out

Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going out with friends to a restaurant, club, bar, or show is sure to be a fun time, but it sure doesn’t come for free! That $13 burger, $20 club cover, or $40 show ticket – not to mention the cost of getting to and from your apartment – adds up over time. If your…
Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?
Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?

Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s pretty much common sense that buying groceries and making your own food at home is a way less expensive alternative to ordering delivery or take-out or grabbing a bite at your local bar, cafe, or restaurant. Yet monthly grocery costs can still add up quickly, with many households reporting that they spend several hundreds…
Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?
Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?

Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve ever searched for a lease that starts in August, you’ve likely noticed that finding a home both within your budget and your quality standards is harder than at other times of the year. You might find yourself flustered at the sheer lack of options that meet your needs. Don’t worry, you’re not setting…