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A Renter’s Guide to Getting Along with Your Neighbors

In today’s world, 36% of households rent their place rather than owning it. That’s the highest percentage the US has seen since 1965. Think about the wide array of people in that 36%: everyone from singles in their early 20s … Continue reading

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5 Innovative Tips On Living In A Small Space With Kids

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of your kids’ stuff that seems to be taking up your entire apartment? Is living in a smaller space with all of their stuff overwhelming you? Don’t worry! There are some pretty simple ways … Continue reading

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How Do Monthly Renting Costs Compare To Owning A Home?

To own or to rent. When considering housing choices, there are benefits and downsides to both. When you rent, if something breaks, you just call maintenance and they fix it. When you own a home, a leaky roof means a … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Great Apartment Party Without Ticking Off Your Neighbors

Whether you live in an apartment or a house, throwing a get together for friends and family is always a good time. However, when you are in an apartment, there are normally close quarters and it’s important to be considerate … Continue reading

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5 Cool Apartment Gadgets Every Renter Needs

Apartment living has surged in the past several years, thanks to the millennial generation boom. According to CNN, millennials currently outnumber baby boomers by 11 million, which means by the year 2020 one out of three Americans will be millennials. … Continue reading

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The Best Home Organization Tips for Apartment Dwellers

Keeping clean and organized is a secret key to health and happiness. It may seem counterintuitive – doing chores to feel happier. But it’s true. One study at Indiana University found that people with clean homes were happier than people … Continue reading

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Top 5 Small Space Living Hacks

More and more people are beginning to see the appeal of downsizing their lives. Minimalism is basically the philosophy that less is more. It can be a great feeling to clear the clutter from your apartment and realize that much … Continue reading

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3 Facts to Help You Settle the Apartment vs House Debate

Are you currently looking for a new place to call home? Are you trying to decide whether you should rent an apartment or take the leap and invest in buying a home? Are you ready to give up avocado toast … Continue reading

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5 Tasks to Put on Your Apartment Spring Cleaning Checklist

72% of Americans participate in spring cleaning. It may seem daunting, but making a spring cleaning checklist can make the project more manageable. Make sure you add these five places in your apartment to your spring cleaning checklist. 1. Under … Continue reading

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Guide: The Ultimate Empty Nester Home Plan

Kids. You can’t live with them forever, but you can’t live without them. Many parents spend years trying to get their adult children to move out, but forget to plan for what happens after that. If your kids have left … Continue reading

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