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Stay Informed: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe During COVID-19

Stay Informed: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe During COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has hit our country and the world. As we navigate these difficult and unprecedented times, it's important to get the most accurate and up to date information. Local and federal governments are working together to keep everyone safe and it's paramount that we all do our part and follow the instructions we're being ...

7 Ways you can Modernize an Older Rental Property

7 Ways you can Modernize an Older Rental Property

Imagine touring a rental property with green shag carpet, wood-paneled walls and a 1960s Frigidaire Flair oven. You probably wouldn't be super enthused — you might even bolt for the door. Odds are, if you feel this way about outdated spaces, so do your renters.  If your property has any of the preceding elements or ...

Did you know? (All the things you can do outside of combat in the US Army)

Did you know? (All the things you can do outside of combat in the US Army)

Ask someone about the US Army and they’ll tell you all about war; their family who have served in previous wars, their stance on war. War, war, war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxtbzXPtUZM More than War The reality is, the US Army is way more than the combat we visualize when we hear the word “war.” T ...

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

Security deposits are usually required when leasing apartments. Although it's uncommon for a landlord or an apartment manager to waive this fee, renters that have unblemished credit may be able to rent a property without having to pay this additional fee.  If you have paid a security deposit fee upon signing your apa ...

Jumpstart Founder Ken Weinstein Is Trying to Change Gentrification

Jumpstart Founder Ken Weinstein Is Trying to Change Gentrification

Ken Weinstein is attempting the impossible in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia: gentrification without displacement. Removing blight without removing long-term residents. From redlining in the 1930’s to urban renewal projects of the ‘50s and ‘60s to the ‘Brooklynification’ of low-income neighborhoods all over the cou ...

The 5 Reasons Why Marble Countertops Are Perfect for Your Kitchen

The 5 Reasons Why Marble Countertops Are Perfect for Your Kitchen

The beauty of home decor is that it’s an opportunity for you to design your home as you wish. In fact, the kitchen is a great place to add some stand-out features and a unique countertop is a great way to get your kitchen to pop! Fortunately, kitchen countertop options are endless; you can choose from different species of natural and ...

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

Hunting for an apartment in a large, competitive city is difficult. However, you can find the best apartment for your needs with the right tips. Here are some that will help you to land your dream apartment in a competitive city like New York or San Francisco: Asses Open Houses Properly To stay ahead of the other potential renters, you ...

The 5 Reasons Why Marble Countertops Are Perfect for Your Kitchen

The 5 Reasons Why Marble Countertops Are Perfect for Your Kitchen

The beauty of home decor is that it's an opportunity for you to design your home as you wish. In fact, the kitchen is a great place to add some stand-out features and a unique countertop is a great way to get your kitchen to pop! Fortunately, kitchen countertop options are endless; you can choose from different species o ...

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

Hunting for an apartment in a large, competitive city is difficult. However, you can find the best apartment for your needs with the right tips. Here are some that will help you to land your dream apartment in a competitive city like New York or San Francisco: Asses Open Houses Properly To stay ahead of the other potential renters, ...

Understanding Philadelphia’s Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Understanding Philadelphia’s Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Last week I met with Michele Cohen, a Philadelphia attorney and leading advocate for renters’ rights to learn about the troubling epidemic of evictions in Philadelphia. 1 in 12 renters in Philadelphia face eviction every year, a far higher rate than New York City or other comparable cities. In visiting the Municipal Court, I saw first-h ...

Understanding Philadelphia's Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Understanding Philadelphia's Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Last week I met with Michele Cohen, a Philadelphia attorney and leading advocate for renters' rights to learn about the troubling epidemic of evictions in Philadelphia. 1 in 12 renters in Philadelphia face eviction every year, a far higher rate than New York City or other comparable cities. In visiting the Municipal Court, I saw first-ha ...

Putting Together The Perfect Rental Resume

Putting Together The Perfect Rental Resume

Landlords are often cautious about who they decide to rent to. Understandably concerned about their future tenant’s ability to pay their rent on time, landlords often use credit scores, employment status, and previous rental experience to determine if you will be a trustworthy tenant. One of the toughest parts of the renting process is ...