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$1000 Rent Around the Country
$1000 Rent Around the Country

$1000 Rent Around the Country

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living in NYC I have resigned myself to paying high rents on small places, so $1000 doesn’t sound like that much to me. But what could such an amount of money get you all over the US? Let’s find out! In Minneapolis you can get a fancy townhouse (even the two bedroom isn’t much more…
Top Five First Apartment Mistakes
Top Five First Apartment Mistakes

Top Five First Apartment Mistakes

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Mistake #1. Paying Too Much. This is the most common beginner’s mistake. It is easy to forget that rent is only part of expenses you’ll have to deal with living on your own – there’s also gas and electric, cable and phone, not to mention commuting to work, food and dry cleaning. You may even…
New York City – City Guide
New York City – City Guide

New York City – City Guide

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The Big Apple is made up of five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each has its own special character, neighborhoods, and dialect (some would say).
Los Angeles – City Guide
Los Angeles – City Guide

Los Angeles – City Guide

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Moving to Los Angeles? It's a jungle out there for sure, but if you're armed with neighborhood knowledge and price guidelines, the task isn't so daunting — in fact, finding an apartment can be downright FUN.
Chicago – City Guide
Chicago – City Guide

Chicago – City Guide

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Chicago, like your mama, has been called many things in her time. There’s the one involving large air gusts, the one about how it’s second to none, even the one about it being the Hog Butcher for the World.
Boston – City Guide
Boston – City Guide

Boston – City Guide

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Boston, the Beantown, is home to the World Champion Boston Red Sox and location of many TV series (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Cheers, Crossing Jordan, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and St.Elsewhere among the more memorable.)