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Pros and Cons: Signing a Multi-Year Lease
Pros and Cons: Signing a Multi-Year Lease

Pros and Cons: Signing a Multi-Year Lease

  |   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 sign a lease for your new apartment, chances are that you’ll sign a one-year lease, with the ability to renew your lease every 12 months. However, you might also have the…
Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building
Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building

Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building

  |   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. As luxury rentals and mixed-use developments become more common in the U.S., doorman buildings have also become more abundant. In these buildings, a doorman greets you as you enter, though the term “doorman”…
Should You Rent-to-Own or Just Rent? Pros and Cons
Should You Rent-to-Own or Just Rent? Pros and Cons

Should You Rent-to-Own or Just Rent? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To some people eager to own their first apartment, it may seem like there’s no easy purchase option without putting down cash or getting a mortgage. Rent-to-own apartments offer a solution. At the end of an apartment rental lease, the tenant has the option to buy the apartment for a predetermined price fixed in the…
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The word insurance can send shivers down many a spine. In healthcare, for example, insurance is the divide between paying a modest amount for healthcare and going into extreme long-term debt. In renting, though, insurance is not nearly as dramatic.  Renters insurance is usually quite modestly priced and straightforward. For a generally affordable monthly or…
Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons
Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons

Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be super exciting, but the act of moving is usually pretty dreadful. Boxing up all your belongings can be a chaotic and stressful process, and so is moving these boxes and your big furniture pieces from your old place into your new digs. Moving can be exhausting and a huge…
Should You Give Up Cable? Pros and Cons to Cutting the Cord
Should You Give Up Cable? Pros and Cons to Cutting the Cord

Should You Give Up Cable? Pros and Cons to Cutting the Cord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
All your bills come under greater scrutiny once a good chunk of your budget begins to go toward the rent. If you’re new to renting, it’s only natural to examine your other bills to see where you can reduce your costs. There are plenty of small things you can do to reduce that monthly burden,…
Pros and Cons of Holiday Decorations
Pros and Cons of Holiday Decorations

Pros and Cons of Holiday Decorations

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now before anyone calls me a Scrooge…or the fall version of a Scrooge, whatever it may be…keep in mind that I love the holiday season and holiday decoration. From October 1st through the new year, this season is filled with fun events, classic traditions, and time with friends and family. Carving pumpkins, hanging Thanksgiving wreaths,…
Pros and Cons of Various After-Graduation Housing Options
Pros and Cons of Various After-Graduation Housing Options

Pros and Cons of Various After-Graduation Housing Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to graduate college with flying colors (or just graduate…)! First of all, congratulations. All of those sleepless nights, bleary-eyed mornings, and afternoon naps have paid off! The question most of my friends and I are facing is WHAT NOW? Hopefully, you’re thinking about the job search at this point. As a peer, my…
Pros and Cons of First Floor Living
Pros and Cons of First Floor Living

Pros and Cons of First Floor Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Was your New Year’s Resolution to start looking for your own apartment?  Are you trying to learn the ins and outs of various types of apartments?  As a recent first-time apartment hunter, for me a big decision was whether I should pick an apartment on the ground level or on the second floor or higher.  I…