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Renting an Apartment vs. a Townhouse

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For most people looking for housing, the question of renting or buying is easy to answer. They know their savings and budget, making a choice easier for them. However, a trickier question is to decide on the type of housing. Most people are confused about renting an apartment or renting a townhouse.  Deciding on which […]

Apartments vs. Condos – Which is Best for You?

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The decision to purchase a property for a living can be significant. It can potentially impact your life and living standards for years. If you are a first-timer looking for a residential property, you may consider several different housing options, including apartments vs. condos.  If you are confused about choosing between apartments and condos, this […]

How To Avoid Fraudulent Rental Listings

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Renting a home can be excruciatingly stressful. Going through hundreds of listings, contacting landlords, haggling for lower rent, and working out the utility expenses are all a lot of aspects to sketch out. Sadly that’s not all! Another distressing dimension of renting an estate is the risk of falling into the trap of fraudulent listings.  […]

Rental Friendly Home Decor Ideas

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Living in a rental can sometimes stifle the interior designer in you that has big dreams of accent walls and hanging light fixtures. Don’t worry, there are rental-friendly home decor ideas that can help you express yourself to your heart’s content. Understandably, you don’t want to antagonize your landlord by drilling holes in the walls […]

How Do I Calculate My Price Range For A Rental Home?

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When searching for a home to rent, you are likely to begin your search by focusing on a particular area or on certain features you want. But what should be your price range for a rental home? The rule of thumb is that your monthly rent (other than utilities) should not be more than 30% […]

Apartment Floods and Fires Risk Disclosure

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Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, Dwellsy will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.   When renting an apartment, there are a few essential details that every property manager or landlord is required to give prospective tenants. This typically contains rules, […]

What Utilities Will I Need to Pay For If I Move Into An Apartment?

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As a first-time renter, the excitement of moving into your very own place is likely to know no bounds. You may even feel compelled to ignore the less-exciting details like budgeting, expenses, bills, and the cost of utilities. However, it’s important to work those things out before you sign the lease. You want to know […]

What is a Condo? Is It Different From an Apartment?

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So you’re looking for a rental. You’re starting to explore different types of residences. Maybe you’ve heard the word “condo” before, and you know that a condo is different from an apartment, but you’re not really sure how. We’re here to help clarify the differences between condos and apartments. That way, that you can make […]

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Maybe your parents said, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” as they shut your bedroom door at night when you were little. Did you take a few seconds to wonder exactly what bed bugs were, and how you could stop them from biting? Now that you’ve got your own rental, it’s definitely worth learning a […]

How Do Large Apartment Communities Handle Package Deliveries?

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Receiving packages you ordered online can be incredibly exciting! This is especially true during the holiday season. But when you live in a large apartment community, the excitement can quickly vanish as packages are sometimes lost and never recovered. They have particular systems in place that can leave both the tenant and the delivery people […]