Posts Tagged: renter’s insurance

Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be exciting, but there’s no doubt about it: the process is exhausting. As one address and complex blurs into the next, it could be easy to forget to ask certain questions. In this anxious mindstate, it can be easy to forget to ask your agent, landlord, or property manager some…
Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It
Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It

Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found your apartment, signed the lease, and set your move-in day. What’s next? Now you need to purchase renter’s insurance. While some landlords require renter’s insurance for liability reasons, not all landlords do. Purchasing renter’s insurance is an inexpensive way to protect both yourself and your belongings. When purchasing any type of insurance policy,…
New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the New Year! I hope 2014 was great for you and you’re looking forward to an even better 2015. We are here today with a few resolutions for your New Year that will help keep you (and your apartment) in good shape for all of 2015! Think about where you want to see yourself…
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve signed the lease and you have a move-in date. You know how much rent you can afford. But what are your expenses once you move in? Let’s break it down. First, there’s the moving. This is a one-time expense, but it can be a big one. You need to decide whether you’re using movers…
New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Maybe last year’s resolution to hit the gym and drop 10 pounds didn’t work out so well, nor did that plan to write a best seller. Perhaps you were over-reaching a bit. Luckily, a new year means new beginnings and a chance to make realistic resolutions you can actually keep. Last new year, we had tips for getting…
What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down
What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down

What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Standing outside in my ill-fitting pajamas near the neighbors from an adjoining building, with a laptop and my purse clutched tightly against my chest, I remember thinking what a different experience it was for me to view what was happening than it was for them. We saw the same balls of flame on a familiar…
Does Renter’s Insurance Really Work? YES!
Does Renter’s Insurance Really Work? YES!

Does Renter’s Insurance Really Work? YES!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As MFA is a site dedicated to apartment rentals, we endorse renter’s insurance because: 1) It seems like a smart idea to insure your stuff against the unthinkable and 2) It’s SUPER inexpensive for the value it brings (Alex and I have been paying around $150/year for up to $20,000 of coverage). In this post,…
Apartment Safety Tips: Holiday Travel Edition
Apartment Safety Tips: Holiday Travel Edition

Apartment Safety Tips: Holiday Travel Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s no surprise that many folks will be travelling – especially those living away from home for the first time. I still remember the relief that first year going home for Thanksgiving  – and the equal relief upon opening the door to my apartment afterwards. I also remember…
Fireworks and Renter’s Insurance
Fireworks and Renter’s Insurance

Fireworks and Renter’s Insurance

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Happy post-July 4th malaise! Hopefully, you’re taking some time off to see your fam and friends — maybe there’s even a lawn chair and some ice tea with your name on it. I’m back home and, I tell ya, it’s great — but there’s no better reality check than parents having the opportunity to grill…
After a flood the size of Noah’s Ark, I’m getting renter’s insurance!
After a flood the size of Noah’s Ark, I’m getting renter’s insurance!

After a flood the size of Noah’s Ark, I’m getting renter’s insurance!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s raining, it’s pouring, from…my kitchen ceiling?! Yep, welcome to just a regular Sunday evening at my casa — except for the my-whole-dining-room-table-being-under-water thing. Well, it wasn’t THAT bad, but around 11:30p.m., water started pouring in from about five separate locations. And there was no way to stop it! There were pools of wet everywhere.…