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Do Apartments Change Key Locks?

Do Apartments Change Key Locks?

If you are planning to move into a rental apartment, you probably want to know whether the landlord or real estate agency has changed the keys so the old tenant doesn't have a set of keys to get in. Although landlords should change the keys between tenants, many do...

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A Bathroom Checklist for Your Apartment

A Bathroom Checklist for Your Apartment

So you are about to move into your first apartment, but want to make sure your bathroom is well equipped . From obvious products like towels and toilet paper to first aid kits and personal care items. Here is a bathroom checklist for your first apartment. Personal...

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Gas or Electric for Apartments

Gas or Electric for Apartments

There is no definitive answer in terms of whether gas or electric is better, however if given the option, many people prefer to have gas in the apartment, as it is often cheaper to heat, provides a better cooking experience with a gas range, as well as generally...

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What Things Do You Need For An Apartment?

What Things Do You Need For An Apartment?

So you are about to move into your first apartment, and are looking for a list of things you need for your new home. You’ve come to the right place. Below is a checklist of the things you need for your first apartment, along with approximate associated costs, so you...

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5 Tips to Split Rent with a Roommate

5 Tips to Split Rent with a Roommate

If you’re planning to move into an apartment with a roommate, you're probably wondering how to ‘split monthly rent’. How do you make the payment to the landlord? How to fairly split rent to make sure everyone is happy? 1. Decide How to Split The Bills Generally,...

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10 Amazing Arboretums in Philly

10 Amazing Arboretums in Philly

We recently wrote about 10 amazing gardens in Philadelphia, and given how well the article was received, and the many arboretums in the area, we decided to write this companion article on our top 10 (ten) local arboretums (a garden of trees). Morris Arboretum Owned by...

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Best Grocery Stores in NE Philadelphia

Best Grocery Stores in NE Philadelphia

Having grocery stores in close proximity is an important item when considering where to live and and is a great convenience. Fortunately, if you’re living in Northeast Philadelphia, there are plenty of great grocery store options just a short walk or drive away. Here...

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