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Can I Back Out Of An Apartment Application?

Can I Back Out Of An Apartment Application?

Can You Change Your Mind After Applying For an Apartment? Yes, generally, as long as you haven't signed a lease and you understand that you will likely not be refunded your application fee or any deposits paid. Before you sign a lease to rent the apartment, unless...

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What is an Admin Fee for an Apartment?

What is an Admin Fee for an Apartment?

When you want to rent an apartment, you need to consider all the costs involved in renting, including rent, utilities, parking, and even ‘admin fees’. In this guide, we'll learn what an admin fee is and how much it is. Admin Fee – What is It? In addition to your...

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What are the Different Types of Apartment Entrances?

What are the Different Types of Apartment Entrances?

Have you considered entrance type as part of your apartment search? If not, you should. In general, there are 4 main apartment entrance styles - and not every apartment complex has each type. The four main entrance types are: private entrance, semi-private entrance,...

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Are Apartments on Higher Floors More Expensive?

Are Apartments on Higher Floors More Expensive?

If you're on the lookout for a new apartment, you are probably wondering about the cost of apartments on higher floors versus lower floors. So, are apartments on higher floors more expensive? The short answer is yes, generally higher floors are more expensive in...

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Do I get an Invoice For Apartment Rent?

Do I get an Invoice For Apartment Rent?

If you rent an apartment, you are probably wondering whether you will receive an invoice or bill each month prompting you to pay. However, in the United States, it is not customary for apartments to send invoices to renters. It is the renter’s job to know that rent is...

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Do Apartments Give Receipts?

Do Apartments Give Receipts?

While not common, if specifically requested, it shouldn’t be a problem to get a receipt for your apartment rent. More often than not, the only document you tend to get from your landlord or property manager is a lease agreement. How can you Get a Payment Confirmation...

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How is a Mortgage Different From Rent?

How is a Mortgage Different From Rent?

How is a mortgage different from rent? While both refer to payments made to live somewhere, they are very different concepts. Once you understand the definitions, you’ll see why. A mortgage is a type of loan that’s used to purchase real property such as your house or...

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14 Things to Look For in an Apartment Lease

14 Things to Look For in an Apartment Lease

If you're thinking of renting an apartment, there are specific things to look for in the lease to help avoid potential problems or mis-understandings later. Here they are: Quick Summary Video (if you prefer)…and then keep reading… 1.   Lease Term What is the length of...

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Where to Get Floorplans for your Apartment?

Where to Get Floorplans for your Apartment?

Where do you get the floorplans for your apartment? Usually, you get floor plans from the property manager (perhaps during your initial tour), and you certainly should request floorplans before you sign a lease. Quick Summary Video (if you prefer)…and then keep...

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Is a Studio Apartment Cheaper Than A One Bedroom?

Is a Studio Apartment Cheaper Than A One Bedroom?

Is a studio apartment cheaper than a one bedroom? Yes, with one caveat...a studio apartment is almost always cheaper than a one-bedroom apartment in terms of a total dollar amount per month, but usually more expensive on a dollar-per-square-foot basis.  Quick Summary...

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What is a month to month lease?

What is a month to month lease?

A month-to-month lease is exactly what it sounds like - generally a 1 (one) month lease that extends or automatically renews on a monthly basis unless and until either party provides notice of non-renewal. What notice period is given for a month-to-month lease? For...

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