Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Roommates Sharing TV: Pros and Cons of a DVR

Staff Writer

 · Oct 4, 2010

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Sharing TV with roommates can lead to a number of conflicts. After all, not everyone will want to watch what the others want to watch at the same time and there’s bound to be a roommate who feels that other people are unfairly monopolizing the TV. Before you consider the expense of purchasing separate TVs, […]

Most televisions sold today fall into one of three types: LCD, LED televisions, or plasma. Before choosing a new television set to purchase, it is important to understand the differences in these technologies. LCD Televisions LED and LCD televisions use similar technologies. Both types use a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen—technically, they are both LCD […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 4, 2010

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Apartment decorating includes designing around a TV in a corner if you own one. It’s tough to do, and bare walls don’t help. It ends up looking like an eyesore to everyone in the apartment if you don’t try to make it blend into the decor somehow. You shouldn’t make it the focal point of […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 15, 2010

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Tips for packing a flat-panel television are similar to tips for packing most electronics that are heavy and valuable. You simply can’t afford the risk of damaging your TV because the replacement monies you receive from your insurance company might be less than what it’s worth. Here are 6 tips for packing your TV for […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 27, 2010

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Electric cables are an eyesore and a safety issue when exposed. They’re easy to trip on, which can cause falls and yanking the cables right out of the outlets they’re attached to. There are ways to hide them to make your apartment look neater, and to get rid of the dangers they pose when left […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 16, 2010

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The number one factor that moves people to rent short-term furnished apartments is saving money. A furnished apartment, besides having some of the facilities of a hotel suite, costs less than the latter. It will also usually come with its own functional kitchen, so you can cook your meals yourself, which is usually not possible […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 9, 2009

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While saving money is the goal of any apartment tenant, you need at least some entertainment. Having cable TV for an apartment is one way you can entertain yourself on the cheap–but it still adds up. However, you can cut back on your cable bill (or eliminate the cable bill entirely) by following some of […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 18, 2009

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When you move into an apartment complex, you get handed a big stack of papers. In that stack is almost always information on signing up with the local telecommunications and utilities companies. Some even include special deals–group rates that your complex negotiated with the company in question.

Oh My Apartment

 · Jun 16, 2008

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Every apartment has walls in abundance—sometimes more wall space than floor space, it might seem. Learn how to take advantage of these vast expanses and use them for storage. You can even mount large items on your wall if you’re up for it!

aptsherpa

 · Oct 23, 2006

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