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Why You Might Need an Apartment Guarantor on the Lease

Apartment hunting is an exciting time for a soon-to-be renter. You’ve found a great apartment just one transit stop away from your job. The only thing standing in your way is your short financial history and lack of a rental … Read More
"Why Do Apartment Communities Offer Rent Discounts and Move-In Specials?

Why Do Apartment Communities Offer Rent Discounts and Move-In Specials?

It’s tough living on a budget when the prices of goods, services, and homes continue to rise. Are you in need of new brakes for your car? That kind of maintenance costs money. Looking to eat a bit healthier? Your … Read More
"The Total Cost of Renting an Apartment

The Total Cost of Renting an Apartment

Along your apartment renting journey, you’ll discover your likes and dislikes of things such as floor plans, amenities, and community features. But most importantly, you’ll discover what the total cost of renting an apartment really is. This depends on the … Read More
"How to Find Apartment Specials

How to Find Apartment Specials

  We all know the surge of dopamine that spikes when you score, or even anticipate, an exceptional deal—whether it’s from an item marked half-off on the sales rack of your favorite retail store or a promising apartment special on … Read More
"7 Low-Cost D.C. Neighborhoods

7 Low-Cost D.C. Neighborhoods

What do you associate with Washington D.C.? For me, I associate it with the federal government, the home of the acting president, and as a city known for its politics, gourmet food and restaurants, historic sites, and museums. It’s synonymous … Read More
"Short-Term vs. Long-Term Lease: What’s Best for Me?

Short-Term vs. Long-Term Lease: What’s Best for Me?

As you’re searching for a new apartment, you’ll need to consider the possible lease lengths (how long you’ll be renting the apartment) to decide what’s best for you. Depending on the apartment’s management, you’ll either find long-term lease options or … Read More
"How to Rent an Apartment with No Credit

How to Rent an Apartment with No Credit

Congrats! You’re ready to move out on your own for the very first time. But if you have zero credit history, getting that first apartment might be a challenge. It’s a catch-22: You have no credit, so you want to build … Read More
"Do Property Managers Pull Hard or Soft Credit Inquiries?

Do Property Managers Pull Hard or Soft Credit Inquiries?

There’s a lot that goes into applying for an apartment. One aspect that concerns most – especially when applying to multiple communities – is if a property manager is going to pull a hard or soft credit inquiry during a … Read More
"Creating Your Apartment Must-Haves Checklist

Creating Your Apartment Must-Haves Checklist

It’s easy to conjure up a dream apartment that has all the bells and whistles. Heck, my fantasy apartment has 3,000 square-feet of living space and soundproof walls; a private in- and out- elevator and garage parking; top-level interior finishes … Read More
"Houston Neighborhoods Perfect for Millennials

Houston Neighborhoods Perfect for Millennials

When scoping out apartments in a new city, look for those in a neighborhood that best reflects your interests and passions so you’ll love where you live. Houston, Texas is H-O-T for many reasons, one being the neighborhoods that make … Read More
"Moving into an Apartment with Your Fiance

Moving into an Apartment with Your Fiance

Cohabitation is becoming the new normal for many couples. According to a report from NPR, over 65 percent of marriages today are couples who were already living together. Lots of planning and coordination takes place when merging two households under … Read More
"Hottest Rental Markets in the Midwest

Hottest Rental Markets in the Midwest

By the Schottenstein Real Estate Group, the owner and operator of Grand at Florence in Kentucky. Apartment living has made affordable living in big cities much more feasible for much of the U.S. population. Monthly rentals make it easier for … Read More
"Hot Cities for Apartments: Santa Clara, California

Hot Cities for Apartments: Santa Clara, California

Smack dab in the center of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, California is an industrious college town that has a lot to offer its residents. Just an hour outside of San Francisco, Santa Clara is bordered by San Jose to the east, … Read More
"Planning and Budgeting for Your First Apartment

Planning and Budgeting for Your First Apartment

Being out on your own for the very first time can bring about a lot of mixed emotions: excitement, scared, anxious, joy…the list goes on and on. Renting your first-ever apartment is a huge step in embracing your independence and … Read More
"Wild West Towns: Apartments in Woodward, Oklahoma

Wild West Towns: Apartments in Woodward, Oklahoma

If you like the Wild West, then you will love living in historic Woodward, Oklahoma. Prior to settlers, the Cherokee Outlet region was home to Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Arapaho tribes. It wasn’t until 1887 that the town was officially … Read More
"Great Small Cities: Tahlequah, OK

Great Small Cities: Tahlequah, OK

Tahlequah has quite a bit to do and see, even for a small city. Nestled beneath the foothills of the Ozarks, Tahlequah’s beauty and rich history make it an exciting place to live – oh, and don’t forget about the … Read More
"New Search Tools to Find Budget-Friendly Apartments

New Search Tools to Find Budget-Friendly Apartments

You know that feeling of delight after you have just scored an insane deal on a pair of really nice shoes? Well, imagine that same feeling when you land a great deal on the apartment of your dreams! Apartment Finder … Read More
"The Napa Valley of the South: Discovering Grapevine Apartments

The Napa Valley of the South: Discovering Grapevine Apartments

Just like its name suggests, Grapevine is all about wine. The city is dotted with wineries and vineyards, and is famous for the wild mustang grapes that grow near the reservoir. With its close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, … Read More
"The Hiker’s Paradise: Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Hiker’s Paradise: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nestled just below the foundation of America’s most popular peak, Colorado Springs boasts panoramic views of frost-tipped mountains as well as desert valleys.  With an incredible mix of scenery, as well as a favorable climate, it’s no surprise that locals … Read More
"5 Amenities to Look for in Your Next Apartment

5 Amenities to Look for in Your Next Apartment

Finding the right fit for your first apartment can be a challenge with all the options that are in the market now. According to the New York Times, the home ownership rate has dropped over five percent in the past … Read More