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Millennials and Boomers Renting– What Has Changed?

Posted On: Monday, April 23rd, 2018

millenials and boomersIt’s not current news that millennials feel economically challenged with student loan debt and/or the fact that their bills are higher than their pay. Due to the ever-changing job market and the ability to move geographical locations, a recent study published on Probuilder.com stated that millennials feel like they have to rent. Millennials like the convenience of city living, but they don’t feel confident enough to buy. The study also had an interesting reveal – boomers want to rent rather than own! (more…)

Preparing for Graduation

Posted On: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Graduation If you’re getting ready to graduate from college (congratulations!), then you might be getting excited to hunt for that first full-time adult job, head to graduate school or whatever you plan on doing after school. However, there are certain things about graduating from college that can make for a harsh reality or wake-up call, after years of your biggest worry being your grade point average or keeping your scholarship.

But have no fear! Finally becoming a “real adult” in the eyes of the world is an exciting new adventure with endless possibilities, even if it is a little daunting. Fortunately, there are steps you can take and things you can consider before you walk across that stage for your diploma to make the transition a little easier. Here are some tips on preparing for graduation. (more…)

Can You Write Off Your Apartment as Work from Home Expenses?

Posted On: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

home officeIf you work from home and have a small office space, you may qualify for tax deductions. According to TurboTax, this is how a home-office deduction works: If your rent is $2,000 a month, and your apartment is 1,000 square feet and you have converted a space of 5×5 square feet as your home office. Then based on the square footage ratio of 25 square feet, this means 2.5 percent of your monthly expenses are deductible against the net profit of your business. However, apartment deductions are more complicated than it seems. (more…)

Fun Things to Do on the Weekends

Posted On: Friday, March 30th, 2018

downtownCTBest Apartments residents are lucky to live in some of the best locations southern Connecticut has to offer. Stamford, Branford and Norwalk residents alike are situated within walking distance of the downtown areas of their cities that boast exciting nightlife, history, community activities and more. If you need ideas for things to do on the weekends, here are some tips. (more…)

Lower Utility Bills with These Hacks

Posted On: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Utilities Utility bills can sneak up on you and really put a dent in your wallet. You may think you’re being diligent in saving energy, but there are many things you don’t even realize that cost money. If you want to know how to lower your electric bill, it’s important to keep in mind that even small changes and updates can make a big difference in both your wallet and the environment. (more…)

Spice Up Your Walls Without Paint

Posted On: Monday, March 26th, 2018

Spice up wallsWhite or cream-colored walls are common in apartments. While paint is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to instantly change the look and feel of your new home, it’s off limits for renters. Don’t consider yourself stuck in a bland space. Instead, here are some temporary ways to add color and pattern to your walls without lifting a paintbrush! (more…)

How to Succeed In College While Maintaining a Job

Posted On: Monday, March 19th, 2018

work life balance Having a job while going to college full-time can be quite the challenge. You’re trying to juggle classes, homework, work, your social life and the battle to stay sane. If you’re a full-time student and have a job, there are many challenges that make balancing your life stressful. But it can be done! Here’s how you can successfully maintain a job and a full-time college schedule. (more…)

A Wee Bit of St. Patrick’s Day Fun around CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

st patrick's dayThe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stamford may have already come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are over in Fairfield County. From more parades to Irish food, there are plenty of opportunities left for our residents to have a wee bit of fun this St. Patrick’s Day. (more…)

Clever Ways to Hide Electronics

Posted On: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Hide TechTechnological gadgets to use around your home seem to be multiplying daily. While they make life fun and convenient, the cords, boxes and consoles aren’t a welcoming style for an apartment space. These persistent little problems might drive you crazy, but one solution is to get creative and hide those eyesores with style! (more…)

Mental Benefits of Owning a Pet

Posted On: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Benefits of Pets We all love those animal videos that make the rounds on the internet, but we can also agree that the real thing is so much better. With the chaos and stress of life so common, our pets play a key role in making it all worth it. Many of us long for our own pets as our furry best friends, lifelong companionsand instant mood-lifters, but pets aren’t always allowed at apartment complexes.

Fortunately, certain CTBest communities and plans allow residents to bring their pets with them. If you aren’t sure whether or not to get a pet and your CTBest apartment allows the breed you want, then here are some reasons owning a pet is good for your mental health. (more…)