Category Archives: A-News

Why is My Apartment So Dusty? Here’s How to Keep Dust Away

“I just cleaned, how is there already dust again?” We’ve all become frustrated with the incessant stuff. It collects on the surfaces of furniture, in between décor, and in crevices throughout your home. It’s obnoxious, but what exactly is dust and how do we keep it away? Dust 101: Why is my apartment so dusty?  … Continue reading

Easy Ways to Make Your Patio More Private

Some days, you’re bursting with energy and ready to greet the world with a smile. On other occasions, all you want to do is sit on your patio wearing PJs with your favorite drink in one hand and a good book in the other. It’s called balance, for goodness sake!  However, enjoying the peace and … Continue reading

What Renters Should Know About Income Verification Process for Apartments

Landlords and property managers use various factors to determine your eligibility to rent an apartment, including credit scores, background checks, rental history, and more. One factor that can make or break your chances of getting approved for your dream apartment is your income. Whether you’re employed, self-employed, or unemployed, you’ll likely undergo an income verification … Continue reading

Lease Lingo Explained: What Does “Joint and Several Liability Lease” Mean

As a tenant, you must understand the fine print and legal jargon scattered throughout your lease. You’ll want to have a grasp of every clause or stipulation you agree to as a renter, which includes joint and several liability. But if you’re not already familiar with this phrase, don’t worry! This guide can help you … Continue reading

Stuff You Should Know Before Moving to Vegas

There are probably a few images that come to mind when you think of Las Vegas, but how accurate are they? There’s more to life in Vegas than gambling and drive-thru wedding chapels! In fact, there are plenty of reasons why Las Vegas, NV is one of the top US cities people are moving to. … Continue reading

Can My Landlord Come Into My Apartment Without Notice?

Have you ever come back to your apartment and felt something was off? Maybe you’ve questioned whether someone entered your home while you were away at work or visiting with a friend. If you suspect your landlord or property manager came into your apartment without asking for your permission, you may feel inclined to accuse … Continue reading

Things to Consider When Budgeting for an Off-Campus Apartment

If you think you’re ready to move out of your dorm, congratulations are in order! Moving off-campus is an exciting and rewarding part of the college experience. Compared to dorm life, off-campus living comes with more freedom — and potentially more financial woes.  From deciding where to live to smart budgeting strategies, here are a … Continue reading

Are Apartments Liable for Car Break-Ins Within Their Garage?

You’re scouting out apartments when you notice a scary trend — some properties have a crazy amount of reviews mentioning car break-ins and thefts! What gives?  Whether you’ve experienced a car break-in yourself or are hesitant to pay for garage parking that doesn’t guarantee your vehicle’s safety, you should be well informed of what your … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Moving to Scottsdale, Arizona

Whether you’ve recently moved back in with family and are itching to get back out on your own or you simply want a fresh start, Scottsdale, AZ could be the next city you call home. With stunning resorts, renowned golf courses, a growing job market, and fantastic neighborhoods, this city has become a top relocation … Continue reading

What is a Guarantor and Why Do I Need One?

Whether you’re an international student or a first-time renter — you may find the “guarantor” requirement on your dream apartment’s lease a bit confusing! No matter your situation, understanding what guarantors are, why they’re required by many apartment properties, and what to do if you can’t find a guarantor is key to landing your dream … Continue reading