Author: Anthony

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7 Tips for the Frustrated Apartment Hunter

When the housing bubble popped a few years ago, the home-building industry wasn’t the only one left deflated. The construction of new apartment buildings fizzled out as well. Nonetheless, the spate of recent foreclosures and a still-high unemployment rate have led...

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Sheets Safe From Bed Bugs

Ah, bed bugs. The bane of the inner-city apartment renter. If you’ve never come across any of these critters yourself, no doubt you’ve heard the stories. After all, D.C. is no stranger to bed bugs. The capital sits 8th on...

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How to Turn a 330-Sq. Ft. Apartment Into a 24-Room Mini Mansion

Think your apartment is small? Architect Gary Chang lives in what amounts to a glorified walk-in closet: a tiny, 330-sq. ft. tenement apartment in high-density Hong Kong. But Chang’s humble abode hasn’t stopped him from thinking big. Using a clever...

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Balconies in Bloom: Gardening for Apartment Renters

Eager to dig into the world of gardening but don’t have a backyard of your own? As this article on EzineMark.com points out, homeowners aren’t the only ones who can grow fresh food in their own gardens. Apartment dwellers can...

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Electric Car Charging Stations Available for Apartment Renters

Lucky enough to live in one of those eco-friendly, LEED-certified buildings? If not, you can still be a part of the growing green movement by requesting an electric car charging station for your old-school apartment building. According to WashingtonCityPaper.com, station-maker...

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New Apartment Complex Set to Dock at National Harbor

The Gazette has a great article today about a new, 350-unit apartment community planned for Prince George’s County’s emerging National Harbor neighborhood. Scheduled for completion in 2013, the yet-to-be-named development will be the inaugural apartment community in National Harbor, a...

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They’re Here! 5 Spooky Spots in the D.C. Area

Ah, Halloween. Time to break out the masks, make-up and mini Mars bars. But you don’t have to go to a cheesy haunted house to get your chills this season. Indeed, there are several real-world locations in or around town...