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Renters have quite a bit to consider when choosing an apartment or home, including how much of a security deposit the landlord or property management company requires. Security deposits vary and may be as much as a months’ rent, or as little as a nominal fee. Ideally, the deposit protects the owner against damage caused by the renter. However, following …

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Congratulations! You’ve finally located the perfect apartment that you’ve been dreaming of. As moving day approaches, you couldn’t be more excited about making the space your own. However, you’ve quickly discovered that the amount of storage space you need is a bit more than your dream apartment offers. What are you to do?

Many apartments have minimal storage space. They …

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Soon your home will hit the market. You have a great property and a living space that’s decorated to suit your unique tastes. However, those tastes may not be the same as your prospective buyers’. You need furniture that will appeal to everyone and enhance the look of your home, enticing people into making an offer.

Few people can afford …

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how to split costs with roommates

Your college roommate may be someone you’ve known since high school, or you may be meeting for the first time on the day you move in. Regardless of your history, it’s important to establish the rules of your relationship right away — especially the financial rules.

Roommates share more than just dorm or apartment space. They also share the cost …

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