Author: Taylor Ryan

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10 Amenities to Look For When Choosing an Apartment

When deciding to rent an apartment, it is important to consider what amenities come with the place. Amenities can make or break an apartment. Here are the top 10 amenities that will make your new home more desirable. Location, Location,...

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What to Bring With You When Applying for an Apartment

Getting prepared before renting an apartment is important if you want to reduce the stress and the costs associated with the search. Among the fees that make up the cost of renting an apartment are the application fee, the security...

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Get Down: The Highlights of Ground-Floor Apartments

When you are getting ready to rent an apartment, one of the decisions that you may have to make is what floor you are going to live on. Choosing a floor is an important decision, but what if the only...

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How Renting Can Be Cheaper Than Owning

Buying a house is the dream of many people. We are taught that buying a home is part of how we should measure success, that our lives are not complete without a home of our own. But in some areas...

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How to Get Ahead While Working From Home

So you are now working full time from your apartment, but you do not want to lose your work-life balance in the process. You may be married with children, a single parent or someone who has an elderly parent at...

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Apartment-Hunting Tips to Help You Pick the Perfect Place

There are many people who are looking for an apartment right now, and each one of them will look through countless apartment listings. If you have ever looked for an apartment, you know that the task can be quite the...

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What Does Your Rent Include?

The problems associated with renting an apartment, especially for those who know nothing about real estate, differ from one location to another. This is why it is always a good idea to use the services of professionals who work in...

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What to Look for in a Pet-Friendly Apartment

There are several reasons why more apartments are becoming pet friendly. An increasing number of property managers realize that pets are important companions to renters, and this is especially true for singles and senior citizens. In addition, some pets have...

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Budgeting for the Hidden Costs of Renting an Apartment

The cost of renting an apartment often includes more than just the monthly rental fee. Additional expenses can be as little as $10 to $20 a month, but these can add up to a lot of money over the course...

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8 Keys to Finding the Perfect Apartment

Finding a rental apartment could be easy or difficult depending on your approach and certain factors that must be considered if you want to get the best. The Perfect Guide Before you plunge into the apartment search, here are some...