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Can You Stay in an Apartment Forever?

Can You Stay in an Apartment Forever?

If you found an apartment you love, you are probably wondering if you can stay in it forever. In theory, yes you can – as long as your lease continues to be renewed. You are not alone. According to National Freddie Mac’s 2019 housing survey, nearly 40% of renters...

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Can an Apartment Have Four Bedrooms?

Can an Apartment Have Four Bedrooms?

If you have a larger family or several roommates that want to live together, you are probably wondering whether apartments can have four bedrooms. Virtually all apartments come in studio, one, two or three-bedroom configurations. It is rare to find a four-bedroom...

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Can I Put a Washer / Dryer in my Apartment?

Can I Put a Washer / Dryer in my Apartment?

If your apartment doesn't come with ‘washer / dryer connections’ and your lease doesn't have a clause that covers it, then most likely you will not be able to install a washer or dryer in your apartment. Here are some other things to consider: Does the lease state...

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Things to Look For in an Apartment Lease

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: 1.   Lease Term What is the length of the lease? This should be plainly stated. The most common...

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12 Ways a Bedroom is Different from a Den

12 Ways a Bedroom is Different from a Den

What is a den, and why do some of them look so much like bedrooms? There are some critical differences between the two types of rooms, and if you are moving into an apartment suite with a "den" and at least one bedroom listed, you'll want to know what the difference...

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9 Helpful Facts about Apartment Foyers

9 Helpful Facts about Apartment Foyers

The word foyer describes a space that usually connects the entrance to various other rooms. The area beyond the front door is where guests pause to be welcomed when they enter your apartment. There might be enough room to allow entrants to take off their coats and...

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