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6 Best Tips for Tenants to Save Energy

Saving energy has become a crucial debate today. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, America currently produces 5,981 million metric tons of harmful carbon emissions. 13% of that total is released by the residential sector. These statistics may not be easy to visualize, but the increasing cost of energy is guaranteed to make an immediate impact on every household. Incentives for Tenants to…

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Renting

There are many advantages to renting if you go about it the right way. Renting an apartment can help you save up some money to get a mortgage or simply reduce living expenses and allow more freedom. But carefree living in a rental is possible only when you take the right steps and avoid these potential pitfalls of renting a property. Not being clear on…

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Who Should Pay for Repairs in a Rental?

Certain things in the landlord-tenant relationship can become quite controversial. From getting rid of a raccoon in the garden to who should pay for HOA fees, every renter might face a stumbling block and question whether it is theirs or the landlord’s responsibility to take care of an issue.  One of the biggest dilemmas you might encounter as a tenant is if you are responsible…

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10 Savvy Tips for Hosting Holiday Parties in a One-Bedroom Apartment

Hosting a rocking holiday party in a small space like a one-bedroom apartment may seem impossible, but if we’ve learned anything from the year, it’s that less can definitely be more. With the right wallet-friendly touches, you won’t need palatial digs or a matching budget to impress your guests. In fact, by maximizing your square footage, no one will ever notice the size of your…

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9 Unexpected Housing Expenses College Students Should Budget For

Moving out of your parents’ home or the dorm is an exciting milestone, but it’s easy to overlook some of the new responsibilities you’ll be facing. If you’re taking the leap into becoming a first-time renter, having realistic expectations when it comes to your budget is essential. According to uAspire, a nonprofit organization that focuses on college affordability, one in five full-time students attending community college…

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Do I Really Need Renters Insurance?

Wonder whether you should get renters insurance and if it’s worth it? The truth is, a tenant insurance policy is the best way to cover the cost of your belongings and protect you from any liabilities associated with your rental. Many tenants decide to skip renters insurance if their landlord does not require it. While it might feel like an unnecessary additional cost to your…

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Best Ways to Invest in Real Estate: Options for Beginners, Those With Extra Funds or Almost No Money

It is a well-known fact that the best way to manage your money is not by saving but by investing. And, there are few investment sectors as alluring as real estate. There’s a reason Andrew Carnegie allegedly said, “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” While plenty…

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How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

The journey from prospective buyer to homeowner can feel exciting and is often a huge milestone for many people. Whether it’s about providing a haven for your growing family, having a place to call your home, or simply using a property as an investment, seeing your name on a deed is a big deal.  However, the need to raise a down payment can be a…

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Finding an Affordable Rental in a Large City

As anyone who’s ever rented a property within a hundred miles of a major city such as New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago knows, apartments in the big city do not come cheap. Whether you’re a single young professional looking for an inexpensive base of operations to call your own while you make your way up the corporate ladder or a blue-collar worker just trying…

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5 Tips to Make Moving into a New Rental Seamless During the School Year

Moving can be stressful, costly, and challenging for many when it’s just you and your cat, but it can seem like an impossible task when there are kids involved. And it’s the school year, and they don’t want to move, and you’ve got a million other things to take care of before the big day. Undoubtedly, moving with kids is overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean…

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