Tips to Help You Find the Madison Apartment that's Right for You!

What Happens to My Security Deposit? The Real Truth

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jul 29,2015

It’s no secret, we know that renters hate security deposits. Many even vilify property managers for using them as an additional revenue stream. But before you grab your pitchforks, let us tell the real story of what a security deposit is and how we use them.

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Topics: Moving Out, Security Deposit, cleaning fee, move-in fee

10 Questions to Ask When Searching For Your First Apartment as Newlyweds

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jul 22,2015

Searching for your first apartment as newlyweds or a couple? You’ll likely notice the process feels a tad different from your single days. The key is to adjust your mindset for the long term, which means taking some new considerations into account.

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Topics: Searching for an Apartment, Apartment Search, newlyweds apartment, newlyweds first apartment

Sign up to Win a $250 Gift Card to The Icehouse on The Edgewater’s Plaza!

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Fri,Jul 17,2015

We’re always on the lookout for hot-spots to chill during those fabulous Madison summer days. One of the newest is The Plaza at The Edgewater. To help you get the most out of it, we’re offering a $250 gift card to the Icehouse, a concession stand on The Plaza, to one lucky winner of July’s Monthly Blog Bonus!

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Topics: Monthly Blog Bonus, The Edgewater hotel, Friday Fish Fries, Edgewater Madison, The Edgewater Hotel Madison

5 Must-Have Tools For Renting an Apartment Sight Unseen

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jul 08,2015

It’s no big secret that an apartment tour is a critical step in finding your dream home. But you don’t need to kiss that dream goodbye just because you can’t actually view your apartment before signing a lease. Five important tools can help you when renting an apartment sight unseen.

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Topics: Renting Without a Tour, Renting apartments, apartment tour, no apartment tour, can't tour apartment, renting apartment abroad

Hack Your Move: 9 Brilliant Tips to Save Money on Moving Costs

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jul 01,2015


Preparing to move? Get out your wallet. The average cost of moving intrastate costs  $1,170, according to the American Moving and Storage. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of nine nifty hacks to save money on moving costs.

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Topics: Moving, moving apartments, moving costs, affordable moving

How To Tour an Apartment Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jun 24,2015

Some people are so excited to move someplace new that they forget to ask the important questions during their tour. But knowing how to tour an apartment - including what to look for and what to ask - can be the difference between a great rental experience or suffering through it.

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Topics: tour apartment, apartment tour, apartment tour process

Affordable Ways to Downsize Your Family from a House to an Apartment

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jun 17,2015


Being forced to downsize from a house to an apartment can create a lot of uncertainties. Will you find an affordable place that fits your lifestyle? If you have a family, what’s the best arrangement to suit their needs? They’re big questions to answer, and here are some tips to guide you.

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Topics: downsize, affordable apartment

Win a Pair of Duck Blind Tickets for The Madison Mallards 2015 Season!

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Wed,Jun 10,2015

What if being taken to the ballgame included more than peanuts and Cracker Jacks? The Madison Mallards Duck Blind makes it happen with a ticket to the game that includes all you can eat food and beverages. Sign up for our Monthly Blog Bonus, and you could be one of three people to win a pair of free Duck Blind vouchers, plus some other Mallards swag items!

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Topics: Monthly Blog Bonus, Duck blind, Duck blind tickets, Madison baseball

Mission Possible: Finding an Apartment After Divorce

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Thu,Jun 04,2015

In the midst of a divorce or separation, adjusting to new housing is the last thing you want to deal with. If you’re forced to relocate, however, four considerations can at least help make finding an apartment after divorce as seamless as possible.

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Topics: Corporate Housing, divorce, apartment after divorce, corporate rentals

Our Staff’s Top 5 Places to Swim Near Madison

Posted by Jennifer Oppriecht

On Thu,May 28,2015

Summer’s almost here, and if you’re like most people, hitting the beach or pool is on your to-do list. To help you find the best places to swim near Madison, we asked our staff at Steve Brown Apartments to tell us some of their favorites.

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Topics: Pools in Madison, Summer in Madison, Swimming pools

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