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.
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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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