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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…)

The Unexpected Benefits of Living in a One-Bedroom Apartment

Posted On: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

105 one-bedroomAccording to The House Designers, smaller living spaces (less than 1,000 square feet) are becoming more and more popular. At CTBest, we have to agree with this research! A floor plan we are finding becoming a favorite amongst renters is our one-bedroom 105 plan in The Atrium. With 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, in-home washer and dryer and stainless steel appliances, this plan offers many unexpected benefits to renters. (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…)

Condo-Like Living at Hoyt Bedford

Posted On: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Hoyt Bedford kitchenSometimes you just need to live alone and in a little splice of the earth to call your own. You’d rather not divvy up expenses or have awkward conversations with a roommate or you may not have the time to keep a gigantic rental space clean and feeling like home. If this is you, why not choose a private entrance apartment at Hoyt Bedford in Downtown Stamford?

In addition to their excellent location in the heart of Downtown Stamford, which just so happens to be one of the happiest places to live and work in the United States, the terrace studio apartments boast all the comfortable, upscale features expected of modern apartment living. CTBestmakes sure every apartment experience is a positive one, and the studio floor plans are no different. (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…)