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How to Spot Illegal Apartments -10 Tips for Apartment Seekers
How to Spot Illegal Apartments -10 Tips for Apartment Seekers

How to Spot Illegal Apartments -10 Tips for Apartment Seekers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you know what the NYC DOB is? You should – The DOB is a great resource for apartment dwellers: The NYC Department of Buildings ensures the safe and lawful use of over 975,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the City’s Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, New York State Labor Law and New York…
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a particularly hairy subway ride this evening, I was thankful to return home to my quiet, empty apartment.  But, with my boyfriend out for a drink with friends, as I entered, I couldn’t help but peer into the darkness, momentarily concerned about what or who might be greeting me once I entered. I’ve never…
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Need to keep track of all the rentals you check out? Use our Apartment Hunting Checklist to jot down key features of each apartment you visit. Keep track of location, rent and services (parking? pet-friendly? air-conditioning? doorman? health club? laundry in building? super on premises?) on this handy checklist.
Basic Furniture Checklist
Basic Furniture Checklist

Basic Furniture Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Budgeting for Furniture. Check out our Basic Furniture Checklist to see what you'll need to furnish a one bedroom apartment at Ikea or Pottery Barn prices.
Starter Apartment Checklist
Starter Apartment Checklist

Starter Apartment Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our Starter Equipment Checklist has all the basics and more. If you are lucky to have relatives ready to gift you stuff to get you move out, hand them this list and you'll be set.
Roommate Agreement Checklist
Roommate Agreement Checklist

Roommate Agreement Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Want to set some ground rules among roommates? Use our Roommate Agreement Check List as a guideline for a discussion about sharing rent and expenses, work schedules, interests, significant others, visitors, pets, etc.
10 Items to Check Before You Move In
10 Items to Check Before You Move In

10 Items to Check Before You Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dale Y the Maintenance Guy from LaCrosse, Wisconsin shares his pre-move 10-point checklist. Here is a basic apartment checklist that should be done before you move in. All of these things should be taken care of by the landlord, with no cost to you. 1. Door Locks and Latches—They need to work smoothly with and…