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Renting in a Tight Market

Posted On: Friday, May 11th, 2018

Renting in a Tight Market According to an article published on CTPost, apartment construction and availability in Connecticut is not moving fast enough to meet the surging demand of renters. Even qualified renters with good credit scores and stable income are having a difficult time securing a rental property.

From Stamford to Norwalk to Branford, the rental market is hot and the lack of availability has sent many rental rates skyrocketing, pricing many out of the market. As of last month, Apartments.com listed more than 2,000 units for rent in Fairfield County, with Zillow listing about 530 standalone houses available on a rental basis. How can you get an amazing apartment in Connecticut when the renter’s market is so tight? We have the answers! (more…)

Make Memories This Summer with Local Camps

Posted On: Monday, May 7th, 2018

Summer CampsSummer is a special time when many camps are available throughout the Stamford, Branford andNorwalk areas to help children make amazing memories and truly blossom. We have found some of the most popular camps throughout the area, but there are plenty more! (more…)

Norwalk Ranks High for Millennials and Diversity

Posted On: Monday, April 30th, 2018

NorwalkNorwalk offers residents beautiful sights and beaches, fun attractions, great food and much more. The world is catching onto how amazing this urban waterfront community really is. Norwalk has recently been rated No.12 in the state of Connecticut and No.3 in Fairfield County as Best Suburbs for Millennials. The area is also ranked high for most diverse area both locally and nationally. (more…)

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…)