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How to Fix a Sticky Lock

Whether it is a new key that doesn’t quite glide or a mailbox key that always gets stuck, a sticky lock is always a hassle! Before you go through the trouble of changing the locks or getting a new key, here are some tips to get your lock working without busting the budget or upsetting the management. In a Pinch If you are in a rush and need to remedy a sticky lock, the most convenient way...

Communication 102: Mediating Disagreements Between Neighbors

Last time I lived in an apartment complex, my landlord asked me to do something weird. He called out of the blue and said “Hey I know this is kind of a weird request but I’ve had some noise complaints about your unit and I think this is the best way to handle it.” My confusion was immediate and I started to sweat from the anxiety of worrying how I could possibly be making enough noise to bother...

Not A Missed Connection: How to Write an Effective Rental Ad

Do you have questions about rental investing? Check out this post for some common questions a real estate investor who is interested in rental properties would be interested in exploring before diving into this article. It’s easier than ever to post rental listings online. But writing an effective rental ad is harder than you think. I’m currently in the middle of a housing search and some of the...

Love Thy Neighbor: Why you need an online community for residents

I live in a funky old house subdivided into six apartment units and I’ve lived there for almost three years. I live in a college town, so the other units see a lot of turnover and every time I see a moving truck in the driveway, I sniff around outside waiting to meet my new neighbor. Many of these people are unaccustomed to an easy display of neighborly kindness, and look horrified from the...

When Every Leaf is a Flower: Rental Property Landscaping Tips for Fall

Trees are a great amenity in a rental property landscaping plan, especially if they are planted in spaces available for residents to enjoy. Trees offer shade and room for recreation in green spaces, and when used with other colorful landscaping, make your property stand out year round. Most rental property landscaping tips show up on blogs like ours in the Spring, when planting and gardening is...

6 Tips for Showing a Rental Unit…Written by a Tenant

During my early twenties I moved five times in four years. My reasons for moving varied, but one part of relocating always stayed the same; touring rental units. For every move I made, I looked at 5-10 units each time, always in search of the perfect place to call home. There are a few key things a leasing agent can do before showing a unit that make prospective residents like myself much more...

The Benefits of Smoke-Free Housing

Smoking has fallen out of fashion in the U.S. The number of Americans who smoke is at the lowest rate in over sixty years. According to the CDC only 18.1% of American adults smoke cigarettes, down from 41% in 1940 and 26% in 2000. Smoking is prohibited in indoor public spaces in 28 states, and banned in any establishment that serves minors in another 12 states. Following national trends toward...

Proper Pool Etiquette for Apartments

There are many perks to renting an apartment, one of which is the amenities such as the pool if the apartment complex has one. If you rent an apartment in a complex that has a pool, there are rules of etiquette you will want to follow to keep the pool a clean fun place. After all, would you want to swim in a pool that hasn’t been taken care of or used properly? Here are some tips to keep the pool...

Top 6 Reasons to Rent an Apartment

Renting an apartment isn’t just a solution for those just starting out anymore. Many people are still choosing to rent apartments even if they can buy a home of their own. This is due to the significant savings and perks that come with renting an apartment that you wouldn’t normally get when renting or purchasing a home. 1.) Security Let’s face it, crime is still rising in...

Should Your Property Offer a Business Center?

Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have changed the way that people do business. Though many people have their own home computers and other technology, offering a business center on property is often a smart move. However, with the boom in mobile technology, people are reconsidering the way they set these business centers up.

Apartment Complex – WI-FI FAIL

OK, so I figured we would start this off a bit lighthearted with an excellent snapshot posted up at one of our favorite sites, failblog.org.  So, I think this should be pretty self-explanatory, but apparently someone at this apartment complex has confused HI-FI with WI-FI/Wifi/wifi/WIFI. What a WI-FI fail! While we have definitely seen our fair share of apartment complex fails over the years...

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