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The Apartment Leasing process is easier when you understand the importance of a lease, what goes into a lease, and the right questions to ask.

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What is an Alleyway Kitchen?

What is an Alleyway Kitchen?

An alley or alleyway kitchen is generally defined as a narrow kitchen where the sink, counter, and appliances form a central corridor or alleyway on both sides. They are also known as galley kitchens (named after a galley on a ship). The layout is simple – a design...

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15 Important Questions to Ask Potential Roommates

15 Important Questions to Ask Potential Roommates

Are you looking to find a roommate? What questions should you ask this potential roommate? While there are several reasons one might have a roommate, the most common one is to have someone to share the rent. By pooling your money, you may be able to afford a larger...

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Is an Apartment Lease Legally Binding?

Is an Apartment Lease Legally Binding?

The short answer to the question, “Is a Lease Legally Binding?” is a yes.* A lease is a type of contract. Let’s dig into that a little to understand why it’s legally binding and what that means to you, the renter. Why It’s Legally Binding A lease is a contract that...

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5 Essential Things To Check Before Signing a Lease

5 Essential Things To Check Before Signing a Lease

It is critical that you read and understand the entire apartment lease. That’s because you’re committing to the terms and conditions of a legal document. You don’t want to be surprised later. 1. What’s Included and What’s Not? It seems obvious that you’d want to know...

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10 Compelling Advantages to Living in an Apartment

10 Compelling Advantages to Living in an Apartment

Where you choose to live can have a significant impact on your lifestyle and happiness. So it’s important to consider why apartment living might be better for you than living in a house. Easy Living When deciding whether to live in a house with a picket fence or an...

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How to Pick an Apartment

How to Pick an Apartment

If you’re ready to pick an apartment, you’re in for a journey that should be both fun and exciting, it will also be hard work. It’s fun because you’re choosing where you’re going to relocate, which is generally associated with positive change, a new start, certainly a...

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Apartment Rental Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

Apartment Rental Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

So you are trying to figure out what renter's insurance is and whether you need it or not. Apartment Rental Insurance: Why Do I Need It? If you ever purchased a home, you almost certainly obtained a property insurance policy. Home insurance is a mandatory requirement...

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