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Apartment Shopping, Leasing, Rental Tips

This apartment blog provides apartment shopping tips, moving advice, organizing apartment, rental advice, and other interesting information related to the property management industry. This real estate business blog was created by a former apartment comm

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Budget Friendly Apartment Ideas || FIRST Apartment

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:04:00 +0000

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:34:00 +0000

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How to Find an Apartment in Boston | Jumpshell Relocation Tutorials

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:29:00 +0000

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Your Apartment Says Much About You - So Spring Into Action - Make a Great First Impression

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:34:00 +0000

From the odor or fragrance that one smells when you open your apartment door to what appears on the carpet, if you are concerned about making a positive impression on someone, you will think twice about letting someone come over until you are satisfied with your dwelling.

Are there clothes on the floor?  Bugs visiting your kitchen?  When was the last time you shampooed, swept, or mopped your floors?  Are your shelving units dusty, walls unsightly, and furniture uncomfortable?  Notice what is wrong with your place and fix it.  When you do, you will feel accomplished and guests will take notice and compliment you.

Choose Your Dwelling Wisely

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:09:00 +0000

Whether upscale or low scale, it's your home, take pride in it!
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Homeless people living underground Las Vegas city - transitional housing

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:49:00 +0000

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5 REAL Haunted Apartment Ghost Stories

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:26:00 +0000

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The Ultimate New York City Travel Guide

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The great city of New York is possibly one of the most famous in the world. Nearly every movie set in a city is based here. It is the scene of a million different activities on any given date. The Big Apple is an incredible place to visit. has more than a few recommendations for things to do in the city that will blow your mind and make you fall in love all over again every day you are here.

Visit the MOMA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most incredible museums in the world today. Affectionately called the Met by New Yorkers, there are over two million pieces of art here, spanning 5000 years of human history. This isn’t a visit to be taken lightly – it will take you up to a week to check out all the works at all the different galleries here.

Check Out Times Square

Times Square is another famous part of the city. It is also one of the most chaotic areas in town. The flashing lights, dense crowds, and the cacophonous sounds are all cause enough for most residents to give it a wide berth. If you want to experience it at least once, it is highly recommended that you go here, if only to take a few pictures before being swept away by the river of humanity flowing through it.

Climb the Empire State Building

Once called the tallest building in the world, this is an iconic part of any New York City visit. It is a symbol of progress, heritage, and a tribute to modern engineering. The building is also one of the most romantic in the city, so make sure you bring a date when you go all the way to the top. There is a deck on the 86th floor open to the air, and a large observatory on the 102nd.

Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

This bridge is a primary landmark in NYC. It spans the East River and is the main trunk line between the island of Manhattan and the borough of Brooklyn. The Bridge has walking paths made for cyclists, skaters, and pedestrians that is located above the main roadway of the bridge, allowing for amazing scenery during your walk. It is recommended that you walk across the bridge instead of taking a cab!

See Lady Liberty on Ellis Island

Bring me your tired, your huddled masses yearning for…the Statue of Liberty is one of the most symbolic sculptures in the whole world. For millions of refugees over the decades, it has been the first sight they have ever seen of the land of the free. Take the ferry over to Ellis Island from Battery Park and visit the observation deck in her torch. This tends to be rather crowded, so be prepared to fight for a good view! New York City is one of the best places to be in America. If you haven’t been here already, start planning your trip right now! It isn’t worth missing it in your lifetime. 

Is Renting Apartments Always A Waste Of Money?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:14:00 +0000

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:25:00 +0000

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6 Signs it Might Be Time to Enlist the Help of Apartment Search Services in Your Area

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:14:00 +0000

With so many people looking for cheap apartments, one and two bedroom apartments, and other affordable dwellings, when is it a good time to hire someone else to look for you? 

1)  When you are becoming increasingly irritated with yourself and/or roommates and can't seem to agree on anything.

2)  When you find yourself ready to make a rash decision, but you know deep within you really don't like the unit you have chosen that much.

3)  When you have no clue about the area you are moving into.

4)  When you keep finding apartments that are unsuitable.

5)  When you are far too busy doing other things to devote much attention to apartment searching.

6)  When your family member or friend has backed out of moving in with you.

These and other reasons will push you into seeking additional apartment search help.  You shouldn't go at it alone and become more stressed.  It is difficult enough looking for a place to stay especially in unfamiliar territory so why not seek a local relocation service to lighten your load. 

Nicholl McGuire is the author of What Else Can I Do on the Internet?

Apartment Plumbing Problems : Tenant & Landlord Help

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:38:00 +0000

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Living in Denver, CO

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:07:00 +0000

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Apartment Hunting Tips

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:12:00 +0000

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Apartments for Rent

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000

This year you might be planning to relocate.  If so, you will need to search for an apartment.  There are those popular magazines to seek an apartment, but there are other tools and places to seek a rental.  Try the following search phrases below, happy apartment shopping!

property management companies include the state or city you plan on moving.

classified ads rentals include the state, city or both.

apartments in include the area of interest.

apartments for rent narrow your search.

Other keyword you might want to include:

town homes, town houses, desired rental rate, floor plan, how many bedrooms, add the word "near" if you want an apartment home by a freeway, park, restaurants, etc.

Websites to Help with Property Related Concerns

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 02:42:00 +0000

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How to install a Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:53:00 +0000

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In my town home community, we had a case in one nearby building of carbon monoxide spreading into our home as well as others.  We were awaken to our detector at about 1 a.m. that night.  The town home with the problem had levels at 200% according to the firefighters.  It is any wonder that the family was alive.  Ours was at 90%.  We were evacuated and a paramedic arrived to check on us.  They cleared out both homes and broke into a vacant one.  We were able to return to our home about an hour later.  The source was a broken heating unit leaking out the poisonous gas.  Get a carbon monoxide detector it will save your life and get new heating equipment if yours is faulty.

How to hang wallpaper part 1: preparation and other helpful videos

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:14:00 +0000

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Ask your landlord before you attempt this project. 

Check out part 2 - How to hang wall paper

Check out part 3 - How to hang wallpaper part 3: corners & obstacles

Do You Know Someone Who is Planning to Relocate?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:24:00 +0000

If you or someone you know is seeking to gain information about apartment shopping, rentals, and the industry in general, please feel free to share posts on this blog.  We greatly appreciate your support and we hope that what you learn from this site will be most beneficial!

Nicholl McGuire
Blog Owner

After Move: 10 Tips on Unpacking

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:29:00 +0000

After Move: 10 Tips on Unpacking: How to organize blog for people who love to home organize, clean up a workspace, organize closet, prepare for guests--enjoy organizing your life!

Hot Water Heaters : How to Change the Temperature on an Electric Hot Wat...

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:12:00 +0000

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Renewable Apartment - How I seal my bedroom windows for winter

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:44:00 +0000

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Stacked cargo containers in New Haven's "LEGO" apartments

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:06:00 +0000

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Tenant Inspections: 5 Things Tenants Never Clean When Moving Out

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:32:00 +0000

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The following are some more things that go unnoticed when cleaning left by commenters on YouTube:

Top of door frames
Doors with square designs
Door knobs on and around
Window frames
Window ledges
Sliding door and window inside tracks
Sliding door and window glass (inside and outside)
Above kitchen cabinets
Top, inside and out side of bathroom medicine cabinets/mirrors
Light fixtures (inside and outside)
Under appliances, outside, and around them
Behind and around toilets
Bathroom wall tiles and other grooves
Bathroom cabinets (inside and outside)