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How to Ask Your Landlord to Add a Pets-Allowed Clause to Your Lease
How to Ask Your Landlord to Add a Pets-Allowed Clause to Your Lease

How to Ask Your Landlord to Add a Pets-Allowed Clause to Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, your landlord could have some very particular demands. Dealing with these demands can be a bit of a headache, and it’s often hard to get your landlord to change their mind. This is especially important if you have a pet or want a pet. Many landlords have very…
Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?
Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?

Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Trying to find a new apartment can be a pretty intimidating task; this is going to be your home for the foreseeable future! Because of this, many potential renters wonder if they should do research on the landlord or apartments. The answer is a resounding yes! Anything you can do to gain more information before…
How to Find an Apartment Quickly
How to Find an Apartment Quickly

How to Find an Apartment Quickly

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living in the city can be hectic, and so too can finding a city apartment in the first place. Someone else’s hustle could be your economic struggle if they snag that beautiful yet miraculously on-budget apartment before you. If your living situation is up in the air and you want to keep your costs low,…
Seven Countertop Types You Might See in Your First Apartment
Seven Countertop Types You Might See in Your First Apartment

Seven Countertop Types You Might See in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re on the hunt for a new apartment, one important kitchen feature you should take into consideration is the material of the countertops. If you find a countertop that aligns with your preferences, cleaning and maintenance can be easier than with a countertop you don’t particularly like.  That said, it can be challenging to…
Four Reasons Why People Live Alone in Two-Bedroom Apartments
Four Reasons Why People Live Alone in Two-Bedroom Apartments

Four Reasons Why People Live Alone in Two-Bedroom Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Often, two people will rent a two-bedroom apartment to enjoy adequate space. However, sometimes, two-bedroom apartments house not two people, but one. Although a two-bedroom apartment might seem like too much space for one tenant, some people do prefer this setup. If you’re wondering whether you might fare better alone in a two-bedroom apartment, below…
What Is a Prewar Apartment Building?
What Is a Prewar Apartment Building?

What Is a Prewar Apartment Building?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking for an apartment, especially in New York City, you’re likely to stumble upon the term “prewar apartment.” You’ll often see it in the section of an apartment listing describing the property’s features. Some people actively seek out prewar apartments, and finding one — especially in a competitive rental market — can be…
Pros‌ ‌and‌ ‌Cons:‌ ‌Partial‌ ‌or‌ ‌No‌ ‌Kitchen‌
Pros‌ ‌and‌ ‌Cons:‌ ‌Partial‌ ‌or‌ ‌No‌ ‌Kitchen‌

Pros‌ ‌and‌ ‌Cons:‌ ‌Partial‌ ‌or‌ ‌No‌ ‌Kitchen‌

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day.  Some people living in small apartments may struggle with properly storing their belongings and groceries in tiny kitchens. In bachelor apartments, a traditional kitchen stovetop and oven are absent, sometimes replaced instead by…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus
Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus

Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Social distancing measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19 have drastically changed the shape of everyday life. Restaurants, bars, offices, and other businesses in which people regularly tend to come within six feet of each other have been closed, with essential businesses remaining open under strict social distancing guidelines. Moving into a new apartment looks…