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Intro to Rental Vocabulary: What You Need to Know

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Intro to Rental Vocabulary: What You Need to Know

Posted On: Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Things to Do in Hamden and New Haven, ConnecticutRenting for the first time is a major step in your life. You are starting on an adventure where you will begin to learn to take care of yourself and be an adult. If it is your first time ever renting an apartment, then you might be unaware of some words you will encounter and not know the meaning to them. For this reason, we have come up with a list of words you may see or hear and their definitions to help you through the renting process:

  • Application: a written or online request for an apartment
  • Credit Report: a complete history of a person’s paying habits
  • Landlord: the person or owner who runs an apartment building or property (more…)

Discover Luxury Living at Seramonte Apartment Community

Posted On: Friday, September 4th, 2015

Seramonte Apartment Community from CTBestApartments offers luxury living in Hamden, ConnecticutSeramonte, a distinctive apartment and townhome community from CTBest Apartments, offers a luxury living option in the vibrant town of Hamden. At Seramonte, residents enjoy charming yet spacious studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, and two- and three- bedroom townhouses.

With a sought-after location, great interior appointments and a variety of floor plan options, this pet-friendly community provides all the comforts one looks for in an apartment or townhome. Contemporary kitchens include all major appliances, and many apartments include heat, hot water and cooking gas in each month’s rent. Residents can hang clothes in their spacious closets after doing laundry with their in-home machines or the convenient clothes care centers. Apartments also feature crown molding and custom wood blinds.

Amenities at Seramonte are right outside the door, where residents will find a beautiful swimming pool with gazebo and landscaped picnic area.

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Stylishly Pet-Proofing Your Apartment

Posted On: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Stamford Apartments FurnitureYou love your apartment, and you love your pet. You want your pet to be safe and comfortable in your apartment, but you don’t want to sacrifice your personal style in the process. To make you and your four-legged friends happy in the same space, the following tips and tricks from the Design Sponge blog will help you stylishly pet-proof your apartment.

For animals that shed a lot, a dark rug with small patterns will help hide pet hair, dirt and stains much better than a solid or wide-print pattern.  An indoor/outdoor rug is easy to clean and can stand up to tough scrubbing when your pets forget their manners, and a low-pile rug will make your pets less likely to make your carpet their personal scratching post.

Speaking of scratching posts, rope can be a useful tool to make an alternative to those often unsightly cat toys. By wrapping sisal rope around exposed pipes or table legs, you can create a place for your cat to scratch while adding visual interest to the space. If your cat is still having a scratch attack, velvet is the way to go for your upholstery. It’s not a looped thread, so your pet has less to sink his claws into to ruin your furniture. If you already have furniture picked out and it’s not velvet, a durable throw blanket will do the trick. (more…)

How to Ace Your First Place: A First-Time Renter’s Guide

Posted On: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

First-time rental guideYou may be done with school, but renting your first apartment is a lot like taking an exam; a certain amount of preparation must be done to ensure that you make the grade. Knowing what to expect, and planning for the unexpected, can make all the difference when you’re out on your own for the first time.

First, and probably most important, set a budget; ideally, rent should make up no more than 30 percent of your income. Make sure to start a contingency fund to save for unexpected expenses, and be prepared to shell out a considerable amount for a security deposit (this often this equals first month’s rent), utilities and fees for any extra amenities.

Be prepared to go through the application process. Have all the relevant information easily accessible, such as proof of employment, and allow enough time for a credit and background check to process. If you cannot provide a sufficient credit report or work history, a co-signer may be required to complete the lease agreement. In addition, you should always read everything on the lease. If you don’t understand or agree with something, speak up and have the landlord explain it to you; this will save you from a lot of headaches, and possible legal battles, down the road. (more…)

Why Millennials Would Rather Rent Than Buy

Posted On: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Millennials would rather rent than buy, outnumbering Baby Boom generation As the job market continues to improve, young college graduates are rapidly becoming the largest share of the American workforce. However, due to the national $1 trillion student loan debt and an increased “sharing mentality” among Millennials, this surge in the labor force has not necessarily translated into home sales.

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, Millennials will surpass the Baby Boom generation in size this year. This growing demographic has extensive knowledge of technology and is more likely to graduate from college, making these individuals more desirable candidates for jobs while also burdening them with never-ending student loan debts. Because of this, the option of renting is becoming more appealing and the idea of homeownership is now a distant concept for those in the 18-34 age range.

Millennials choose to rent for several reasons. For one, the majority of jobs that require the knowledge and skills many recent graduates possess are ones that happen to be available in major cities throughout the country. Therefore, Millennials are no longer looking to live in large suburban homes because they are not convenient to work or they simply cannot afford to finance a home. Many people in their 20s are also more likely to change jobs or relocate for work within five years of accepting their first jobs. So, they see no point in being tied down to a major purchase they made when they were fresh out of college. Additionally, renting does not require extensive home maintenance, which often contributes to stress that Millennials do not want, need or have time for as they are starting their careers.

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Spacious Townhomes Available for Rent at Seramonte in Hamden

Posted On: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Located only 10 minutes away from New Haven, Seramonte townhomes in Hamden offer spacious interiors and convenient access to nearby attractions. These pet-friendly townhouses include three bedrooms, two bathrooms and top-quality finishes, making these rentals the perfect location for roommates or families. As an added incentive, renters who refer their friends to Seramonte will be given a $500 gift certificate when their friend signs a lease and moves in. (more…)

Happening Now: New Haven Restaurant Week Offers Low-Price Menus!

Posted On: Monday, March 23rd, 2015

New Haven’s most exciting culinary event is back in town! From Sunday, March 22 until Friday, March 27, New Haven Restaurant Week will feature special $18 lunch and $32 dinner multi-course menus from more than 30 of the town’s best restaurants. Reservations will fill up fast, so don’t miss out!

You know that restaurant you keep hearing about all over town? Or that one you’ve driven past a hundred times without actually stopping to eat there? New Haven Restaurant Week is your chance to try it! This event is the best opportunity for locals to sample as many restaurants as they want for an exceptionally low fixed price. (more…)

Join the Festivities at the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Posted On: Friday, March 13th, 2015

Get in touch with your Irish roots at the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, taking place this Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.! As the largest single-day spectator event in Connecticut, the parade will feature performances, activities for both children and adults, and specials from local pubs and restaurants so you can get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. (more…)

Shubert Theatre Presents Broadway Musical: Beauty and the Beast

Posted On: Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Experience a “tale as old as time” this weekend at the Shubert Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast! This mesmerizing show will run from today, March 5 until Sunday, March 8. Don’t miss your chance to buy tickets for this limited-time event!

Adapted from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast has captivated the hearts of over 35 million people around the world. (more…)

How to Keep your Apartment Warm During Freezing Temperatures

Posted On: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Winter is in full swing in Connecticut, and during this time of year there’s nothing better than stepping into a warm, cozy apartment. However, it’s important to practice safety when heating your residence. Here are several ways you can stay warm, healthy and happy throughout the winter season.

Prevent pipes from freezing. When temperatures drop below freezing, it’s important to keep water flowing through the pipes. Periodically flush your toilets during the day, and leave your kitchen and bathroom taps on a thin trickle of water throughout the night.

Keep pipes ventilated. Leave all cabinet doors underneath sinks open, so the water pipes will remain ventilated with warm air. When you’re not at home, do not leave bathroom doors closed. (more…)