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How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you apply to rent an apartment, prospective landlords may pull up information on you including your criminal history, renting history, and credit report. Younger and newer renters tend to have lower credit scores than other age groups, so even college graduates earning plenty of money at their first jobs may worry disproportionately, as compared…
When Is Your Rent a Tax Write-Off?
When Is Your Rent a Tax Write-Off?

When Is Your Rent a Tax Write-Off?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If there’s one thing that most people living in rental apartments can agree on, it’s that the monthly rent tends to feel like a hefty financial burden. Starting your lease at certain times of the year is one way to help lower your rent, but some renters can use their rent payments to save money…
Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy
Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy

Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with roommates, you have to put in a bit of work to maintain your privacy. In apartments with thin walls, shared bathrooms and other common spaces, and frequent guest visits, it can be challenging to carve out a sacred space where you can feel totally, blissfully alone. You can become so focused…
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living alone in your own apartment is nice, but chances are that you’re never 100 percent alone. If you step out into the hallway, you might see your neighbors, and in many apartments, you’ll sometimes hear your neighbors moving around or listening to music in their apartments. It can feel slightly uncomfortable to know your…
Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?
Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?

Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to covering your windows, your options might seem limitless, if not confusing and a bit overwhelming. Why would you opt for blinds when curtains seem so much easier to install? Is it worthwhile to install shades if you’re worried that curtains will far too far below the window frame? Below, learn about…
Eight Easy Steps for Hanging Your Decor
Eight Easy Steps for Hanging Your Decor

Eight Easy Steps for Hanging Your Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found the perfect piece of decor for your apartment: It’s gorgeous, it matches your apartment’s aesthetic, and it gives your space a ton of added character. Now how do you get it securely onto the wall? Nails, screws, drills, and other tools might seem overwhelming, confusing, or just plain annoying to use, but if…
Six Fresh, New 2020 Decorating Trends
Six Fresh, New 2020 Decorating Trends

Six Fresh, New 2020 Decorating Trends

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve heard about new year, new you – now, get ready for new year, new apartment decor. After all, the way you decorate your apartment is an extension of your personality and interests! If you’re feeling sparse on decor inspiration, check out these six fresh, new 2020 decorating trends to get a jumpstart on sprucing…
How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?
How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?

How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found the apartment of your dreams: It’s got a gorgeous view, a modern kitchen, a fancy shower, and more than enough space to store your belongings and easily accommodate guests. Now, all you have to do to get your name on the lease is to submit an application demonstrating good credit, leasing history, and…
Do Landlords Look at Your Facebook Page?
Do Landlords Look at Your Facebook Page?

Do Landlords Look at Your Facebook Page?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Chances are that you’ve applied for a job at some point in your life, so you’ve likely heard the common notion that you should keep your Facebook page squeaky clean – potential employers might look at your social media pages, and if they see something there they don’t like, they can easily disqualify you and…
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you need to keep your rent low, living with roommates can be the way to go. As anyone who’s had roommates knows, the budget-friendliness of roommate arrangements doesn’t necessarily equate to a comfortable living situation – common spaces such as living rooms and kitchens can quickly become messier or dirtier than you’d like, you…