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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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Do Landlords Need to Replace Carpets?

Do Landlords Need to Replace Carpets?

Before you make the decision to rent an apartment, you might want to think about whether the carpets should be replaced. This is an important question especially if the carpets look dated or soiled. In this guide, we'll take a look at whether landlords need to replace...

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Are Carpets the Landlord’s Responsibility?

Are Carpets the Landlord’s Responsibility?

You are probably curious as to whether carpets are your (tenant) or landlord's responsibility. Fortunately, you've come to the right place. While the specifics can depend on your lease, generally speaking, the landlord is responsible for ensuring the carpets are in...

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Where Do Students in Philadelphia Live?

Where Do Students in Philadelphia Live?

Are you a student in Philadelphia and thinking of being close to your university, but off-campus? First, check out the map above to see where the main universities in Philadelphia are located geographically, and neighborhoods that are close by (distance wise). Of...

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What Does Package Service Mean in Apartments?

What Does Package Service Mean in Apartments?

The term ‘package service’ on an apartment listing can mean several things – ranging from a professionally installed package-locker system, front desk acceptance of packages, concierge delivery of packages (rare), to simply an empty storage room that can accept...

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What does Apartment Maintenance Include?

What does Apartment Maintenance Include?

As a prospective apartment tenant, you are probably wondering who is responsible for apartment maintenance and what it includes. Apartment maintenance refers to the reasonable upkeep and services to keep your apartment and the property in functional and quality...

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Is a Duplex Better Than an Apartment?

Is a Duplex Better Than an Apartment?

Are you in the market to rent an apartment or duplex? First, let's look at the definitions. Then, we will explore some of the pros and cons of each. While a duplex and apartment are similar in that they both contain units to house people, a duplex refers to two...

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Do People Commute from Philadelphia to New York?

Do People Commute from Philadelphia to New York?

In 2020, 216,000 New York City residents moved out of NYC.¹ Do people commute from Philly to NYC? Yes, people certainly do that. Even with travel, one can still save almost $30,000 a year by living in Philadelphia. To ease the commute, one could consider living near a...

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How Do I Know if my Apartment is Internet Ready?

How Do I Know if my Apartment is Internet Ready?

When you move into an apartment, you're probably wondering whether it is internet-ready. An internet-ready apartment is particularly important for today’s renter as the advent of flexible work schedules and hybrid work continues. What Does Internet-Ready Mean?...

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