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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 approximately $33,000 to $41,000 a year or more by living in Philadelphia. Keep reading for a list of...

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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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10 Things that Make Apartment Landscaping Gorgeous

10 Things that Make Apartment Landscaping Gorgeous

To make an apartment building look attractive to tenants, gorgeous landscaping is key. Not only does it add to the aesthetics of the building but it is also a calming influence on residents. But good landscaping is way more involved than planting a few trees. Here are...

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Who is Responsible for Changing Lightbulbs?

Who is Responsible for Changing Lightbulbs?

Generally speaking, most leases stipulate the tenant is responsible for changing lightbulbs. Practically speaking though, in today’s modern world of renting, the best property managers and landlords will go the extra mile and change lightbulbs that are part of the...

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What Is The Normal Ceiling Height For An Apartment?

What Is The Normal Ceiling Height For An Apartment?

When you rent an apartment, you probably have your own things to bring such as your TV, bed, furniture, dining sets and more. You also probably have heard that higher ceilings make the apartment feel bigger. That’s all true and makes sense.  A typical ceiling height...

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What is For Rent By Owner?

What is For Rent By Owner?

'For Rent By Owner' is a term used in the real estate industry and it is almost exactly what it sounds like. The term ‘for rent by owner' ("FRBO") describes when an apartment or home is rented out directly by the owner or landlord themselves, as opposed to via a...

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What is a Rent Concession?

What is a Rent Concession?

A rent concession is a reduction in rent or incentive (i.e. free parking) offered by the landlord to entice a prospective renter to sign a lease. Some people may find it helpful to think of a rent concession as a “SPECIAL” or digital coupon that one would see at...

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Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Thinking of renting in Philadelphia and want to know what kind of rents are around.  The most expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia are Washington Square West, Society Hill, Rittenhouse, Old City, and Fitler Square. Read on to learn more about specific costs...

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Is Living Alone Better than With a Roommate?

Is Living Alone Better than With a Roommate?

Is living alone better than living with a roommate? While there are distinct advantages to living alone, such as peace and quiet, there are also potential disadvantages such as higher rent bills (since you are not splitting them), potential loneliness. When you live...

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Far Northeast vs Near Northeast Philadelphia

Far Northeast vs Near Northeast Philadelphia

You may have heard people refer to “Far Northeast” versus “Near Northeast Philadelphia”, but what’s the difference? In this guide, we will break it down for you. Here’s a hint. The terms “Far” and “Near” [Northeast] refer to relative distance from center city /...

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