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Why Do Apartments Ask For Renters Insurance?

Why Do Apartments Ask For Renters Insurance?

If you found this blog post, you’ve probably been asked by your landlord to purchase renter’s insurance. Why Another Cost? Actually, it can help you a lot. Buying renter’s insurance is very affordable (starts at about $20/month) and is certainly in your best interest....

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10 Clear Warning Signs of a Bad Apartment Complex

10 Clear Warning Signs of a Bad Apartment Complex

When you're looking for a new apartment complex, how do you know what clear signs of problems to look out for? What exactly makes a bad apartment complex? Take a look at these red flags to know if the apartment complex you are looking at is likely a bad choice. 1....

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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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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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6 Most Common Reasons People Move Out of an Apartment

6 Most Common Reasons People Move Out of an Apartment

People may choose to move out of an apartment for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is because of a personal or financial issue – new job, new house, life change, or change of income…which is out of everyone’s control. But sometimes... it is because of specific...

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14 Things to Look For in an Apartment Lease

14 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: Quick Summary Video (if you prefer)…and then keep reading… 1.   Lease Term What is the length of...

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How to Find Apartments Without Mice?

How to Find Apartments Without Mice?

While mice in apartments are possible and often a common irritant in many parts of the nation, long-lasting issues (problems lasting over several months) with mice are often a result of a combination of tenant cleanliness and poor management. The best apartment...

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How Much Space Do I Need For My Apartment?

How Much Space Do I Need For My Apartment?

Are you trying to figure out how much apartment space is going to be enough? Well, generally speaking...If you are planning to rent a one-bedroom, you will probably want an apartment with at least 550 square feet. If you want a 2-bedroom, aim for a minimum of 750...

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A Move-In Bathroom Checklist for Your First Apartment

A Move-In Bathroom Checklist for Your First Apartment

So you are about to move into your first apartment and 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 Care...

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