Posts Tagged: renting

Is Renting With Bad Credit Possible?
Is Renting With Bad Credit Possible?

Is Renting With Bad Credit Possible?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s say you’re fresh out of college, eager to live alone, and on the hunt for your first apartment. With student loans on your shoulders — and if you’ve never had your own credit card or other line of credit — you might encounter some challenges. Namely, your credit score is likely below the minimum…
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We can find tons of articles about the responsibilities of a landlord, and many responsibilities of a landlord are required by the state or are included in your lease. For instance, landlords are responsible for things like maintaining a safe apartment building with access to adequate heat, water, and electricity. But do we ever think…
How to Avoid 5 Biggest First Time Renter Mistakes
How to Avoid 5 Biggest First Time Renter Mistakes

How to Avoid 5 Biggest First Time Renter Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking to rent your first apartment, it’s soooo easy to get caught up in awesome amenities and the cool look of an apartment and forget about all other important details that should factor into your decision. Trust me, I’m a sucker for historic/vintage style apartments, so when on the search for a new place,…
What Those Cool Apartment Amenities Will End Up Costing You In Rent
What Those Cool Apartment Amenities Will End Up Costing You In Rent

What Those Cool Apartment Amenities Will End Up Costing You In Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A couple of weeks ago, our friends over at ForRent.com shared this nifty infographic with us. Through their research, they break down how much the most sought-after apartment amenities add to your overall rent. Whether it’s location, a great view or gym, be prepared to pay for what you get. So, when you set out on your search for…
How to Sublet Your Roommate Share
How to Sublet Your Roommate Share

How to Sublet Your Roommate Share

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Subletting is a great way to earn extra money, or at least avoid paying rent on an empty room when you’re out of town. However, when you have roommates, inviting a stranger or even an acquaintance to temporarily live in your home can be uncomfortably unfamiliar with everyone else who agreed to live with you…
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving In: Taking Care of Details What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment Set up your utilities: electricity, cable, and telephone Before you begin carting all your belongings to your new apartment, make arrangements to have the utilities turned on — otherwise you’ll be in the dark, literally. You may decide to…