Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

10 Signs It’s Time to Move to a New Apartment

Cassie Damewood

 · Nov 19, 2019

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From the time you’re born, life is constantly in flux. You grow, develop, and experience changes both good and bad. One of the best and most reliable parts of the journey is going through varied relationships, environments, jobs, and living spaces.

You’ve finally found the ideal apartment. It’s got two bedrooms, in a convenient location, secure, clean, and it even has on-site parking. Your roommate likes it just as much as you do and all the move-in costs are covered, but the second you’re ready to go out and celebrate, you realize there’s one caveat to […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Jan 31, 2019

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Living in an apartment complex certainly has its pros: you don’t have to mow any grass, you’re not responsible for fixing the water heater, and it only takes you an hour or so to clean your whole place. On the downside, living in an apartment complex also means that you most likely don’t have access […]

Ramona Branson

 · Jun 7, 2018

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Recently, we reached a major milestone here at ApartmentRatings when we passed one million apartment reviews. We decided to take a look a some of the data to find out some trends in apartment living this year. Instead of just releasing the numbers, we thought we should ride the infographic trend and display the info […]

Oh My Apartment

 · Oct 20, 2010

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Parking and car safety are two of the more serious issues you have to consider when living in an apartment. One of the downfalls to apartment living, as opposed to living in a house, is not having a garage attached or in close proximity to your living space. While parking your car in a personal […]

Rachael Weiner

 · Aug 27, 2010

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Tandem parking spots are sometimes the only option you and your roommate will have for parking. Having to park your cars one behind the other can be tricky and requires planning, consideration and cooperation. Devising a Plan Sharing parking with your roommate requires a concerted effort to coordinate your schedules and plan ahead. You must […]

Lisa Bernstein

 · Nov 18, 2009

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When you’re strapped for cash, it may be worth considering whether your apartment complex allows you to sublet parking spots. An unneeded parking spot may be the answer to your financial problems. Is Subletting Parking Spots Allowed? Apartment complexes vary in their policies for subletting your parking spot. To determine your options, first read your […]

Lisa Bernstein

 · Nov 6, 2009

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Obtaining an additional parking spot requires negotiating with your landlord. If you’ve never negotiated before, the thought of trying it may seem intimidating. But, with a little preparation, it really shouldn’t be. 1. Determining the Odds of Obtaining an Additional Parking Spot Depending on the circumstances, you may or may not be able to obtain […]

Lisa Bernstein

 · Oct 15, 2009

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Not every apartment complex comes with on-site parking, or enough spaces to accommodate all of your vehicles. Keep your car safe when parking on the street by using these tips. 1 – Set Your Car Alarm, Lock Your Doors and Close Your Windows This seems pretty obvious, but not all car alarms turn on automatically. […]

Emily Gojko

 · Sep 22, 2009

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Dawn Casey invited a friend over to her apartment for a visit. When her friend went outside to get in his car and go home, his vehicle was gone. The apartment complex had towed the car. Dawn says, “Tenants here have stickers for cars…the car was towed since he wasn’t a resident — while he […]

Oh My Apartment

 · Aug 31, 2009

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