Should You Renew Your Apartment Lease?

Posted by Jody Alford on Aug 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If your lease is almost up, you may find yourself wondering if you should renew your current lease for one more year, or move on to a new place.

Maybe your daily commute is longer than you'd like, or you've been dreaming about everything you could do with a little bit more in the way of square footage. On the other hand, you've already got all your things right where they belong in your current place, and moving involves incurring a whole new set of expenses... and a whole new set of potential concerns.

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Topics: Apartment Life

Up or Down: Choosing Between Upper and Lower Level Apartments

Posted by Jody Alford on Aug 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you are choosing your perfect apartment home, one important thing to consider is which apartment floor is the best choice for you. Some residents care very much about which floor they are living on, while others don't really have a preference at all.

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Topics: Apartment Search

My Neighbors Are Too Loud! What Should I Do?

Posted by Jody Alford on Aug 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We previously discussed how to keep your dog from barking and disrupting your neighbors, but what if your neighbors are disrupting you?

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Topics: Apartment Life

5 Tips For A Successful Move-In Inspection

Posted by Jody Alford on Aug 2, 2017 9:15:00 AM

You have narrowed down your apartment search and found the perfect apartment home for you, now what comes next? Your move-in inspection!

If you're leasing for the first time, you are probably excited to move into your new home and get all of your belongings into their new place. 

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Topics: Apartment Life, Apartment Search

How To Maintain Your Apartment's Carpet

Posted by Jody Alford on Jul 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Maintaining your carpets can be one of the most stressful things about renting an apartment home.

Not only are they one of the top things examined during your final inspection, but they can easily be damaged or worn out by simple day-to-day living.

If you're trying to get your deposit back when you move out it's important to understand how to maintain your carpet.

Here are some easy and inexpensive tips to help you keep your apartment's carpets clean and help minimize stains: 

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Topics: Cleaning Tips

Woof! Woof! How To Keep Your Dog From Barking

Posted by Jody Alford on Jul 20, 2017 10:30:00 AM

One of the benefits of living in a Deer Harbor luxury apartment home is the fact that your four-legged companions can live with you. But while you may think your dog is the cutest, sweetest pup in the world, your neighbor might not think so if he/she is barking excessively.

Help your dogs be good neighbors too with these tips to help keep them from barking:

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Topics: Apartment Life

Do You Need 2 or 3 Bedrooms? 5 Questions to Help You Decide

Posted by Jody Alford on Jul 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Choosing an apartment may seem a bit stressful at first, but if you cover all of the important factors, the process should go pretty smoothly.

Take your time when apartment hunting to ensure your home is perfect for you. The first question to ask yourself is this: How much space do you actually need in your new apartment home?

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Topics: Apartment Search

3 Moving Options From DIY to Full-Service

Posted by Jody Alford on Jul 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You've chosen the perfect apartment for you and signed your name on the dotted line. What's next?

Now comes the not-so-fun part: moving! While moving can be exciting, it's sometimes extremely frustrating and stressful as well. If you're preparing to move into one of our Deer Harbor luxury apartment homes, efficient planning will save you a lot of headaches. 

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Topics: Apartment Life

Can You Really Afford That Apartment?

Posted by Jody Alford on Jun 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You've been on the apartment hunt and you've finally picked the perfect location for you. Now, you just need to find the perfect apartment within your budget. However, there are more bills to pay than just rent and this can have a huge impact on what apartment you can actually afford.

Knowing your budget before signing your lease is crucial to ensure you aren't in over your head in bills. A simple rule of thumb is you shouldn't spend more than 1/3 of your after tax salary on rent. For example if your household makes $4,500/month after tax, then you should ideally stay under $1,500.

Here are some additional charges you need to consider when figuring out your budget and choosing your apartment home:

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Topics: Apartment Life

Every WEDNESDAY: Breakfast On The Go! 

Posted by Jody Alford on Jun 23, 2017 9:20:54 AM
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Topics: From the Office