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What It’s Like Renting in D.C.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Renting Hacks | 0 comments

Moving to a new, big city can be very exciting. Whether you’re fresh out of college or have been chilling in the ‘burbs with your parents for a few years and are ready to make the big leap, a move like this will be unforgettable and of course full of valuable lessons. Though renting in big cities may be fairly expensive across the board, there are some big differences. In New York City, many pay a fee to use a broker to find them an...

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The Story of the Random Roommate

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Renting Hacks | 0 comments

I recently visited Chicago, where a friend of mine had just moved into a new apartment with a college roommate. This was the first time I’d seen her new place in Lincoln Park. Previously, she lived in Wrigleyville with a roommate she found on Craigslist. She and her former roommate had hit it off really well, both from hometowns near each other and with similar lifestyles. However, I hadn’t realized the terrors that this roommate had...

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Dividing Expenses: Be Fair!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in RentShare Dirt | 0 comments

Applications like RentShare are great for dividing rent and expenses between roommates, especially when roommates don’t want things to be divided right down the middle. It’s a great way to keep roommates in check for their portion of the dues. However, how do you get to that point? There’s a lot to think about. Being Fair Let’s say one bedroom is twice the size of another in a two bedroom apartment. Should the person with...

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Dealing With Unwanted Noise

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Renting Hacks | 0 comments

We’re all a little noisier than we’d like to be sometimes. A small get-together on a Tuesday evening can turn into a full-blown party just as easily as a Rock Band tournament can escalate into a building-wide competition. Sometimes it’s our roommates, other times it’s whoever lives in the unit upstairs. Regardless of the parties involved, this can be an interesting conversation to have. Here are a few simple steps you can...

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