Author Archives: Alecia Pirulis

About Alecia Pirulis

As Digital Content Manager at NCI, I spend my days writing, editing, and blogging. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband, our two sons, and our small-but-mighty chihuahua and sweet-but-dopey pug.
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"How to Spot a Great Apartment

How to Spot a Great Apartment

It’s quite a jungle out there. Before you venture out into the wild armed with your GPS, tablet and phone to find an apartment, take a moment to think about what you will face…pushy salespeople…contracts filled with incomprehensible legal jargon…frightening … Read More
"Spring Cleaning Tips and Shortcuts

Spring Cleaning Tips and Shortcuts

Ah, spring! There’s just something about the crisp mornings, the sunny afternoons, the cheery yellow daffodils swaying in the breeze, the new brilliant green leaves unfurling on the trees, the birds chirping  … It makes you want to dig out … Read More
"10 Things You Need to Know About Living Alone

10 Things You Need to Know About Living Alone

Whether you are a recent college grad, are leaving straight from your parent’s place, or have always had a roommate (or two), you find yourself poised on the edge of that ultimate leap into independence: living alone. Are you ready? … Read More
"Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

After the blustering winds and intense snowstorms this winter, the first signs of spring may have you running to the windows to throw them open and let in the fresh air! But wait – the window sills are dirty, and … Read More
"How to Furnish an Awkward Living Space

How to Furnish an Awkward Living Space

You finally found an apartment that you love – quirks and all! That’s great. But if one of those quirks happens to be an awkwardly-designed living area, you may find yourself bumping into furniture or wondering why the couch looks … Read More
"Perfectly Small Cities: Clarksville, Tennessee

Perfectly Small Cities: Clarksville, Tennessee

Take the last train to Clarksville, and I’ll meet you at the station … You can be there by 4:30 because I made your reservation … The famous song, recorded by the Monkees in 1966, was written about a young … Read More
"Great Boston-Area Towns You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of

Great Boston-Area Towns You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of

Some Boston-area suburbs are very well-known due to their proximity to Boston, their history, or what they contain. Cambridge, for example, is the ultimate university town, home to both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Medford is … Read More
"Welcome to Cary — North Carolina’s Technology Town!

Welcome to Cary — North Carolina’s Technology Town!

Waterfalls cascading over sheer rock cliffs, stunning vistas from mountain peaks, dazzling lakes, and a thriving town plunked down in the heart of it! Cary, North Carolina sits just west of Raleigh in an area often referred to as the … Read More
"Great Small Cities: Clermont, Florida

Great Small Cities: Clermont, Florida

Gently rolling emerald hills, sparkling topaz lakes, and a glittering aquamarine sky … know where you are? You are in Clermont, Florida! Yes, Clermont – while Florida is a notoriously flat state, the landscape around Clermont is surprisingly hilly, giving … Read More
"The Renters Guide Launches New Responsive Design Website

The Renters Guide Launches New Responsive Design Website

Rochester area apartment shoppers now have an easier way to find their new home, thanks to the revamped TheRentersGuide.com! The Renters Guide just launched a new responsive design website with a user-friendly design and enhancements to navigation and search features. … Read More
"Delay to Launch: Millennials Do Rent … Eventually

Delay to Launch: Millennials Do Rent … Eventually

Millennials are putting off home ownership in a major way – only 11 percent of people between the ages of 20-29 have a mortgage. It is such a huge trend that Millennials have picked up a new nickname, “Generation Rent.” … Read More
"Great Small Cities: Eagan, Minnesota

Great Small Cities: Eagan, Minnesota

Has the Minneapolis/St. Paul area caught your eye? You’re not alone! This busy metro area has some amazing qualities — from the crisp clean air to the gorgeous lakes – and is home to more than 3 million residents. If … Read More
"The Future Is Mobile

The Future Is Mobile

Maybe you think a beautiful website is all you need to attract apartment shoppers. And while a beautiful website is important, there’s something else you need to consider: a great mobile website. If you aren’t optimized for tablets and smartphones, … Read More
"Reaching Out to “Generation Rent”

Reaching Out to “Generation Rent”

Millennials are putting off home-ownership in a big way – so much so that they’ve picked up a new moniker, “Generation Rent.” According to the US Census Bureau, homeownership among millennials has been on a gradual but steady decline for … Read More
"ApartmentFinder.com Honored for the Fifth Time in 2014 for Excellence on the Web, Wins International Davey Award

ApartmentFinder.com Honored for the Fifth Time in 2014 for Excellence on the Web, Wins International Davey Award

It has been an exciting year at Apartment Finder! It started with winning a second W3 Award. Then, Apartment Finder was named an Official Honoree in the Real Estate category at the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Apartment Finder won Best … Read More
"The NAA Guidelines for Ebola

The NAA Guidelines for Ebola

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead for emergencies. Disasters such as a fire, earthquake, or tornado can strike without warning, so knowing what steps you’ll take – even if you never have to put the plan into action … Read More
"Looking Forward to the Multifamily Social Media Summit!

Looking Forward to the Multifamily Social Media Summit!

The Multifamily Social Media Summit (MSMS) will take place January 28-30, 2015 in beautiful Napa, California! This event is in its third year, and Apartment Finder has been a proud sponsor each year.  As the leading social media conference for … Read More
"The New Hollywood: Atlanta, Georgia

The New Hollywood: Atlanta, Georgia

FADE IN, WIDE SHOT, EXT: Trailers sit in tidy rows in a remote parking lot, gleaming in the afternoon sun. A tent set up nearby shelters a large grill that perfumes the air with the sweet, spicy scent of barbecue. … Read More
"TLC Properties Holds Relay for Life Event

TLC Properties Holds Relay for Life Event

On Saturday, October 18, TLC Properties held the first corporately-held Relay for Life event in the Southwest Missouri area. Apartment Finder of Southwest Missouri was a proud sponsor of the event, which was held at TLC Properties’ Orchard Park Apartments … Read More
"Apartment Finder’s Orange Team Rocks in Pink!

Apartment Finder’s Orange Team Rocks in Pink!

In 2010, the Birmingham Apartment Finder Team formed Team Finder Cure to help put an end to breast cancer. On Saturday, the team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Event, held in Downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park. … Read More