6 Apartment Amenities That are Worth the Extra Rent

6 Apartment Amenities That are Worth the Extra Rent

When you decide on the amount of your budget you can allocate toward your rent, it’s important to consider that this amount covers more than just your apartment. It’s important to consider what your rent includes and if the value of the extras is worth the extra rent. Here are some perks that are probably worth extra. ...

What to Know as a First Time Renter - When You’ve Found an Apartment

What to Know as a First Time Renter - When You’ve Found an Apartment

Picture this: you’ve found an apartment you want to rent - but you’ve never done this before. How on earth do you go about making the place yours? We’ve put together a list of handy tips to give you the best chance of snagging your dream apartment. ...

How to Know You’ve Found a Great Landlord

How to Know You’ve Found a Great Landlord

With the housing market being such a big part of the economy, the landlord-tenant relationship can sometimes be neglected and treated as more of a transactional relationship than anything else. Read on for some tips about what to look out for in a great landlord. ...

Tips to Have a Positive Relationship with Your Landlord

Tips to Have a Positive Relationship with Your Landlord

When renting a property, you’ll have a landlord. Making sure that you cultivate a positive relationship with them is really important. Here are a few tips to help with that.   ...

5 Security Tips for Your NYC Apartment

5 Security Tips for Your NYC Apartment

You can never be too cautious with protecting yourself and your home. Safety and security should be your top priority, no matter where you live. Here are five security tips for your NYC apartment to put you at ease, whether you’re at home or away.   ...

Top Smart Home Gadgets for Your Rental

Top Smart Home Gadgets for Your Rental

You can upgrade your home to a Smart Home even if you rent, with most of the gadgets being ones that you can take with you when you leave.    ...

6 Money-Saving Tips for Renters

6 Money-Saving Tips for Renters

With rent costs ever increasing, people are spending more on living expenses than ever before. While rent itself is usually non-negotiable, there are other ways you can save a few cents here and there.   ...

How to Discuss Credit Report Issues with a Potential Landlord

How to Discuss Credit Report Issues with a Potential Landlord

If you know there are issues on your credit report, you should have a plan in place to discuss these poor marks. Honestly is the best policy, of course. Read on to learn how to be ready for tough questions that a prospective landlord may ask once they pull your credit report. ...

What to Splurge on When Furnishing an Apartment

What to Splurge on When Furnishing an Apartment

Part of making a new apartment your home is personalizing your space by selecting furniture and other furnishings. This can be exciting but expensive. Read on to find out what’s worth splurging on.   ...

What to do if you’re the Victim of an Illegal Lockout

What to do if you’re the Victim of an Illegal Lockout

If you have a landlord who has changed the locks without proper notice, this may be considered an illegal lockout. There are laws in place to protect tenants and there are rules and protocols that landlords must follow to protect tenant rights.  ...

Pros and Cons of Choosing a Furnished Apartment

Pros and Cons of Choosing a Furnished Apartment

One of the biggest concerns when moving to a new home is furnishing your space. Before you sign your lease, read on to learn the pros and cons of choosing a furnished apartment.  ...

6 Red Flags to Avoid in Apartment Listings

6 Red Flags to Avoid in Apartment Listings

While searching for your next apartment, it’s important to read a listing carefully and completely. Read on to learn what to be aware of so you can ultimately pick a rental that will make you happy to come home to.  ...