Posts Tagged: The Hunt

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…
Pros and Cons: Gym in Your Apartment Building
Pros and Cons: Gym in Your Apartment Building

Pros and Cons: Gym in Your Apartment 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. By some standards, millennials are the healthiest, fittest generation in American history. Property managers have taken notice, centering fitness perks as part of the marketing of their buildings. If you’re wondering whether having…
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…
How Is COVID-19 Affecting Mortgages?
How Is COVID-19 Affecting Mortgages?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Mortgages?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Americans’ ability to afford their basic monthly expenses. Many Americans who own their apartments have had to contact their mortgage loan servicers to discuss alternative options, and people who were looking to buy apartments as the pandemic upended everyday life have faced their fair share of obstacles, too.…
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”…
Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide
Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide

Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before each year of your college education starts, you’re faced with a choice that will completely shape your experience: Do you live in a dorm or rent an off-campus apartment? It’s a decision that millions of students nationwide make every year, yet it’s a question that usually results in intense consideration. Below, find the ultimate…
Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?
Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re hunting for apartments, your potential new landlords won’t just check your income and credit score. Chances are they’ll also run a background check on you, a process that involves accessing your criminal record. Often, felonies dissuade landlords from accepting your applications, but misdemeanors such as DUIs can be less cut-and-dry when it comes…
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you apply to rent an apartment, prospective landlords may pull up information on you including your criminal history, renting history, and credit report. Younger and newer renters tend to have lower credit scores than other age groups, so even college graduates earning plenty of money at their first jobs may worry disproportionately, as compared…
How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?
How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?

How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found the apartment of your dreams: It’s got a gorgeous view, a modern kitchen, a fancy shower, and more than enough space to store your belongings and easily accommodate guests. Now, all you have to do to get your name on the lease is to submit an application demonstrating good credit, leasing history, and…