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5 Ways to Improve Your Apartment’s Indoor Air Quality

If you have an apartment in a major urban center, chances are you have a front row seat on how mankind’s actions pollute the atmosphere. There’s been over one hundred years of damage done, with millions of cars on the roads, major manufacturing creating near constant waste, and the energy needs of billions of people launching black clouds of smog into the air. Your natural reaction is probably to... ❯❯❯

The Most Common Apartment Plumbing Problems

Chances are that you have been in that embarrassing situation where you have a guest over and they can’t flush your toilet and you have to tell them to jiggle the handle. Basic plumbing problems run the gamut in apartment buildings. And either due to absentee landlords or a lazy superintendent, it might take weeks to fix these problems. Everyone has been in one of these situations and your only... ❯❯❯

5 Famous Sayings About Real Estate

For many, a larger part of the American dream involves owning a home. In medieval times, land was owned not by the people who lived on it, but by noble aristocrats granted titles. And it wasn’t that long ago that only “landed” citizens were allowed to vote, making owning property a must for anyone (well, any male) who wanted a say in his governance. But these days we all just want a place to call... ❯❯❯

Top 10 Tips to Pack Moving Boxes Like Professional Packers and Movers

In every relocation, situation good packing of goods is of great importance. Proper packing is necessary for safe and secure transportation of your household items. Here are to 10 packing tips that can be used when you pack your household items on your home shifting to the new destination. By following these tips you can give professional touch to your packed boxes and cartons. 1. Pack yourself... ❯❯❯

Before moving anything in

Before moving any of your belongings into your new home, its important to make sure that everything is as it should be. You may have had a list of repairs you expected – or this may be the first time you've seen the house empty. Take some time to go around with a notepad and check all of the sockets for obvious signs of wear and tear and look for damage that you might be otherwise liable for. ... ❯❯❯

Consider the Amenities

The amenities on a rental property can often be the deciding factor for many renters. The available amenities may make a less affordable property seem more appealing. Conversely a property which is more expensive may be considered worthwhile if the amenities offered are considered valuable enough to compensate for the higher price. When making this decision, homeowners should consider their own... ❯❯❯

Read Your Apartment Rental Contract Carefully

Many renters barely even skim their rental agreement before signing their name at the bottom. Most renters are primarily concerned with the monthly charges, one time only fees, required deposits and other financial matters. Once they verify this information is accurate according to their conversations with the leasing agent, they often sign the agreement with no questions asked. This is a mistake... ❯❯❯

Getting Your Security Deposit Back

For many renters the subject of the security deposit is somewhat of a touchy subject. Most renters assume they should receive their security deposit back in its entirety as long as there is no significant damage done to the apartment. However, this is rarely true as there are number of factors which contribute to whether or not the security deposit or a portion of the deposit will be returned to... ❯❯❯

Breaking a Lease on a Rental Agreement

Most rental agreements have a section regarding the renter breaking the lease agreement. While there is also likely a section or several sections regarding when the leasing agent can evict the renter, the section on breaking the lease should be of particular interest to those who might be in a position to have to break the lease some day. Renters should understand these contract terms so they can... ❯❯❯

Caring For a Rental Property

Those who live in a rental property may have questions regarding how they should care for their domicile. While treating the property with respect and not intentionally doing damage to the property should be understood there are other gray areas where renters may not be sure what their rights and responsibilities are in the rental situation. In most of these cases, these questions can be resolved... ❯❯❯

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