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Complicated Moves for Renters

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Earlier this year, Kansas City-based fashion designer Sarah Nelsen wanted to vacate her Columbus Park apartment, where she’d spent the last five years, and try a different part of town. After successfully scouting out a new place in mid-February—she found and signed a lease for a charming 2-bedroom with hardwood floors in a historic fourplex—she […]

Rental Neighbor Noise Getting to You?

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You’re confined to your apartment building as you “stay at home” to slow the spread of COVID-19, and you’re being mindful of your own noise output in an effort to be a great neighbor to your fellow apartment dwellers. Now that you’re doing your part to bring peace and quiet to your own community, what […]

Noise Output Awareness; More Important Than Ever!

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Millions of Americans across the country have been ordered to “stay at home” to reduce the spread of COVID-19. That means millions of renters are social distancing in apartment buildings.  Apartment buildings that house hundreds of residents spanning all ages, interests, and backgrounds. Apartment residents who have TVs, stereos, video game consoles, vacuums, hair dryers, […]

A Glossary of Rental Terms to get you through the Coronavirus Pandemic

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It’s April 6th.  Rent was due for many at the start of this month.  Some renters lost their jobs weeks ago on account of non-essential business closures and “stay at home” orders.  News articles are proliferating the Internet with a flurry of information and resources. Embedded in these publications are terms with which renters should […]

It’s Rent Week. There is NO Time to Waste!

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It’s tough out there.  Brutally, historically tough. Especially this week, Rent Week.   According to the New York Times, “at least 297 million people in at least 38 states, 48 counties, 14 cities, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are being urged to stay home.” The economical impact is catastrophic.  Over 10 million people in […]

Aaron, San Francisco Garbage Man, and a Renter too!

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As many across the country “stay at home” in an effort to flatten the Coronavirus curve, a whole collection of essential workers (some who happen to be renters) make certain critical functions in our communities are not interrupted. Aaron Meier is one of those everyday heroes. He’s a sanitation worker in San Francisco who starts […]

Coronavirus happened. Now, I can’t pay my rent.

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One month ago COVID-19 started appearing in U.S. headlines.  Now, it’s dominating them. Many states have issued some version of “stay at home.”  Non-essential businesses have closed. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed. April 1, 2020, is 5 days away.  Rent is going to be due for millions of renters.  Renters, who have lost work through no […]

Renters need help, too!

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A crisis reveals much about humanity.  Our values come to the surface as a result of the decisions made by leaders and individuals.  Many give of themselves for the benefit of others. On the front lines of a crisis, heroes emerge.  First responders and essential workers making certain society doesn’t come to a complete standstill.   […]

Top Amenities to Work From Home in a Rental

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Working from home is a bigger trend than ever before. So, what to look for when you’re looking at rental homes and apartments where you can work from home? We surveyed our team – and all of us are working from home as of now!