Posts Tagged: apartment rent

What Is Net Effective Rent?
What Is Net Effective Rent?

What Is Net Effective Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are currently searching for a new apartment, it’s possible to come across listings that offer a month or two of free rent. While it may be exciting to see discounted rent, you should be aware of the potential long-term consequences of short-term cheaper rent. Below, learn all about discounted apartment rent, often called…
How Can You Get Rent or Mortgage Relief Despite the CARES Act Expiring?
How Can You Get Rent or Mortgage Relief Despite the CARES Act Expiring?

How Can You Get Rent or Mortgage Relief Despite the CARES Act Expiring?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Starting Aug. 24, the CARES Act will stop shielding millions of renters from eviction. On July 31, jobless workers stopped receiving $600 weekly enhancement benefits. President Trump has issued a memorandum lowering the unemployment benefit to $400 a week, but some people may not receive the payments for weeks. Additionally, underfunded states may not have…
How Can You Get COVID-19 Rent or Mortgage Relief?
How Can You Get COVID-19 Rent or Mortgage Relief?

How Can You Get COVID-19 Rent or Mortgage Relief?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
During the two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders necessary for public health and safety have resulted in massive unemployment, in turn affecting apartment renters’ and owners’ budgets. Rent and mortgage payments become considerably tougher to pay without income, and though there were some federal interventions to delay evictions and foreclosures at the start…
First Time Renter Mistakes to Avoid
First Time Renter Mistakes to Avoid

First Time Renter Mistakes to Avoid

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When browsing for your first apartment, it’s easy to get in over your head! From amenities to floor plans and square footage, to location…there is SO MUCH to consider before making a final decision as to where you’ll live. Here are a few common first-time renter mistakes to avoid, which will keep you secure and…
Fill Out a Quick Winter Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Certificate
Fill Out a Quick Winter Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Certificate

Fill Out a Quick Winter Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Certificate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. The randomly selected winner of a $50 Amazon gift certificate is…kaksakas from Los Angeles. Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all the survey participants! At MyFirstApartment.com, we are asked every day how to estimate apartment utilities.  We did a summer utilities survey last July — see the results here  —…
Roommate Dilemma: How to Split Rent Fairly When Rooms Are Not Equal
Roommate Dilemma: How to Split Rent Fairly When Rooms Are Not Equal

Roommate Dilemma: How to Split Rent Fairly When Rooms Are Not Equal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re sharing an apartment with a roommate/roommates and you all get rooms that are equal in size and desirability and you all share the common space equally, splitting the rent and the bills isn’t that complicated. Most of the time, the rent is just divided by the number of roommates and everyone pays the same…