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Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you moving from one apartment to another? If you’re in a complex or building with limited open units, your landlord will likely want to start showing your apartment to prospective renters while you are still living there. This gives the landlord a chance to fill your apartment’s vacancy before you’ve moved out, meaning if…
6 Ways To Break Your Lease
6 Ways To Break Your Lease

6 Ways To Break Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re living in uncertain times. Sure, things have always been unpredictable and up in the air; life can deliver us lemons at any time, even in more prosperous times. In an age of unstable local economies, skyrocketing rental markets, lack of resources, unfriendly social climates – anything could happen, at any time, making it hard…
Apartment Hunting With Your Significant Other
Apartment Hunting With Your Significant Other

Apartment Hunting With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congrats, you are ready to move in with your significant other! Whether you just made the decision, or are apartment hunting again, looking for apartments with your SO is a completely different beast than looking for yourself. After recently finding my first apartment with my SO, I have compiled a bit of advice and insights…
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re a pro at moving or you’re moving into your first apartment, moving is stressful. Moving to a more expensive city is even more stressful, especially when it comes to finding an affordable and safe apartment that you love. Don’t worry, though. Do your research, and you’ll find an apartment suitable to you and…
Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment
Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment

Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first time around going through the apartment hunting process, there are a lot of steps to get your perfect place. Right now, I am going through the process of finding a new place  to live. One of the essential parts of that process is viewing apartments. So you see the listing…
Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings
Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings

Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is very exciting, especially when it comes to furnishing and decorating your apartment within the first month! Starting off in a new apartment is also very expensive, with landlords often asking for first and last month’s rent, a hefty security deposit and any fees tagged on for using a broker…
My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes
My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first home can be exciting and fun! You have the freedom to decorate your place however you want and to express yourself through your apartment! Not immune to getting caught up in the fun of furnishing an apartment, I’ve definitely made my share of decorating mistakes.  Here are a few things I would…
3 Key Steps to Getting Your First Apartment
3 Key Steps to Getting Your First Apartment

3 Key Steps to Getting Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for an apartment, especially your first apartment, can be overwhelming.  To find the right rental you need to consider many variables, including the neighborhood, your budget limitations and your lifestyle. We have broken the whole intimidating process down into three manageable steps that will coach you to find an apartment that is right for you.…
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to move into your first studio, and you’re finding that, as in many areas of life, everything seems to cost even more money than Paris Hilton’s shoes. You’ve pulled a laundry list of furniture to buy for your apartment off the Internet, and even though all the stuff on there is reasonable,…
Moving for a Job When You Live with Your Significant Other
Moving for a Job When You Live with Your Significant Other

Moving for a Job When You Live with Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve landed a fabulous new job… but it requires that you move to a new city, or, maybe even a new state. You’re excited and ready to pack your things and move right this minute. But, wait — what about your live-in significant other? Will he/she be so keen on moving for your work? Will he/she…