Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Back to School: College Apartment Checklist

Cassie Damewood

 · Sep 25, 2018

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Moving into your first apartment is one of the biggest rites of passage for a young adult. Just as moving into a dorm room from your family home was a landmark occasion, this transition is also exciting, a little scary, and most of all, challenging.

When it comes to living in a college apartment for the first time, most students are a bit scared. If you’ve never shared a room with someone before, it can get especially daunting. Luckily, there is little to fear. For many students, this new roommate also turns into a new best friend. First Impressions Keep […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 20, 2010

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When you work on your list of supplies for a college apartment, you’ll need to include cleaning supplies. Getting off campus to buy supplies on a regular basis can be a hassle if you don’t have your own transportation, and even if you do, it can be hard to fit it in your hectic schedule. […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 30, 2010

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If you are moving into a college apartment, it may be your first experiment in shared living. Lots of students who are packing up all of their stuff for a relocation to a dorm or apartment space have a lot to learn about what goes into a “communal living” or “group house” experience. One of […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 25, 2010

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When you’re a student, living near campus is one of the college student apartments available has its advantages. In fact, living on the opposite side of town from your college or university in a nicer apartment complex makes little sense. Here are some of the advantages of renting nearby. Long Commute? No Way! As a […]

Rachael Weiner

 · Aug 23, 2010

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Holding Around the World parties in college apartment complexes can be an incredibly fun way to socialize with neighbors and friends. The college apartment complex is especially ideal for such a party, since it’s a close-knit community full of lots of people in the same age range. Explaining the Around the World Party Before you […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 23, 2010

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Furnishing your college apartment isn’t quite the same if you don’t use the opportunity to show off your school spirit. Having your apartment decorated to show off your school spirit is not only an attractive theme for your dorm-like life, but it’s also a memorable way to capture your college experience. 1. School Spirit Wall […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 19, 2010

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Living with an ESL (English as a Second Language) speaker poses a few challenges. While living with someone from another country can be a rewarding experience, you want to make sure that you share proper roommate communication so that you both understand what’s expected of the other. Clearly Define Responsibilities When ESL students first move […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 19, 2010

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Choosing floor coverings for a shared college apartment is often part of the checklist for outfitting a housing space at the time of move in. When it comes to looking for good flooring options for a college apartment that might get a lot of traffic during the year, area rugs are a top choice and […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 19, 2010

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When it’s time for new students to look for a college apartment, some of the routine questions involved in the housing hunt may need a different approach. One of these is the idea of having a cosigner to back up the tenant’s financial and credit history. If you’re a single worker looking for an apartment […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 17, 2010

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