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A Short Guide To Apartment Hunting Groups On Facebook
A Short Guide To Apartment Hunting Groups On Facebook

A Short Guide To Apartment Hunting Groups On Facebook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s not as simple to find an apartment on the Internet as it might seem. Following Craigslist or other apartment rental sites can be like trying to get a cool, refreshing drink from a waterfall – more of a drowning deluge than a refreshing trickle. Before you know it, you’re inundated in updates, which you…
The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist
The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post Here at Move.org we firmly believe in the power of checklists, especially when it comes to organizing a move into a new apartment. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time moving into a new apartment, this moving checklist has you covered. Of course, each move is different so if we missed…
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You have just received your acceptance letter from your dream university in the United States and as you are celebrating with family and friends, someone asks you, “Where will you live?” You hadn’t thought about that. You go through the acceptance package, find the section about housing and realize that you have to find a…
How to Find The Perfect Roommate Share
How to Find The Perfect Roommate Share

How to Find The Perfect Roommate Share

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommate shares are increasingly common, whether you’re moving out on your own for the first time, or just trying to get into a more ideal space. But what happens if you don’t have a wide network of friends, to build your own household? Or maybe you’re moving to a new city, or even a new…
How I Did My Long Distance Apartment Search
How I Did My Long Distance Apartment Search

How I Did My Long Distance Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve ever tried remotely searching for an apartment in a new city, then you know it’s not exactly easy. When I was still living in Des Moines, Iowa, but planning my move to Denver, I spent hours on the internet, just searching for apartments. After figuring out which neighborhoods I wanted to focus on,…
Alexandra’s AirBnB Experiences in Manhattan
Alexandra’s AirBnB Experiences in Manhattan

Alexandra’s AirBnB Experiences in Manhattan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our newest blogger, Aussie Chick Alexandra has landed in Manhattan with her two tightly packed suitcases and reports on her actual AirBnB experiences. (She had narrowly escaped getting scammed early on.) Using AirBnB in Manhattan – This time was different! Each time in the past that I have used AirBnb as an accommodation tool, I have leased…
Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit
Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit

Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I looked for my last apartment, there were a few scary things in play.  I was moving in with my boyfriend (ack!) navigating the broker scene (double ack!), not to mention trying to find an honest landlord. But the hands-down, most terrifying part of the process was trusting someone I had just met with a check…