5 Conversations to Have With Your Roommates Before You Move Out

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If you have roommates, you probably know the standard move-in conversations that need to happen to ensure harmonious living. How will rent be collected and paid, whose television is going in the living room, and are peanut butter jars considered communal? But it's important to make sure those A-plus communal living communication skills don't fizzle come move-out time. Here are five convos you should have with your roommate(s) before you all move out (plus one if you're the one cutting out early).

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Written by Brittany Anas, July 25th, 2018

 

Apartment Tips: 5 Tips For Responsibly Signing a Sublease

Apartment Tips: 5 Tips For Responsibly Signing a Sublease

By this point, it isn’t even news anymore that rent prices in major cities are through the roof. Over the last ten years, the number of young adults who live by themselves has decreased significantly to a measly 9%. Plus, almost half of millennials say that they plan to move again the upcoming year. All of this combined makes for an interesting rental market, specifically in the realm of subleasing (PS – if you’re trying to rent out a room, find a new roommate, or sub-lease your place, you can do that on PadMapper now).

Whether you’re a first time sub-leaser or trying to find your fourth place in two years, you can never be too careful when making your move. Here are a few things to remember while going through the process…

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February 21, 2017 - Written by Ally Greer

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Searching for a new apartment can be a hassle. It’s usually not something you look forward to, something you plan for, or an activity you particularly enjoy. It’s a time suck, and we get it. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of apartment hunting advice filled with deal breakers, tips, and tricks to help you out. It’s easy to jump right into your apartment search with no direction, but if you’re really serious about signing the lease on the perfect place, you’ll want to establish a few things beforehand. Keep these things in mind to make your apartment hunt a smooth one...

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May 17, 2018 - Written By Julio Aiello 

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Let's talk tapestries. They're the perfect solution for that big empty wall, for helping sound proof thin walls, for replacing headboards when headboards aren't an option, and they're typically pretty renter-friendly art. Most can be hung with a simple dowel rod and a nail or two. Maybe you just inherited a piece from your grandmother, or stumbled upon a brilliantly patterned textile at the flea market, or maybe you made your own wall hanging. Either way, you'll probably need to hang it. Here are a few easy ways to get that beautiful masterpiece up on the wall for all the world (or at least your houseguests) to see...

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May 26, 2018 - Written by Amelia Lawrence

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Renter-Friendly Window Treatments That Don't Damage Walls

Renter-Friendly Window Treatments That Don't Damage Walls

Most of the time, I'm okay with skirting around a landlord's rules and will happily drill holes to hang art and curtains. However, every now and then, you meet a landlord who's such a stickler, you wouldn't even dare bring a drill into the apartment. If you find yourself in such a situation, these damage-free ideas for hanging curtains will help you keep your privacy—and your security deposit...

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May 24, 2018 - Written by Katie Holdefehr

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Don't Waste Another Dime: The Secret to Saving Money on New Appliances.

Shopping for a new appliance can easily feel like an overwhelming whirlwind of features and rebate offers and extended warranties, bringing up crucial questions like, "Do I really need a wifi-connected fridge?" and "Why do I get a free knife set when I buy this dishwasher?" To help you navigate all of the deals and dodge the hidden fees, here are seven simple tips for saving money on appliances...

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Renting Your First Apartment.

You’ve decided that you are ready to be out on your own. Whether you’re a recent graduate or decided to move out of your parent’s house, this first apartment guide will help you understand what it is that you need to successfully find, rent, and move into your new space. There are many things that you have to consider and questions you will have about your first apartment. We’v got you covered...

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You’ve nailed down the area where you want to live and you’re scouring Rent.com to find the best apartment for your budget. However, there’s more to renting an apartment than just the rent. Other charges, bills and your income can have a huge impact on what kind of apartment you can afford. Having an idea of your monthly budget before you sign your name on the dotted line is crucial to ensure you’re not in over your head money-wise...

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