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Common Expenses when Renting an Apartment

Posted On: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Money for renting expensesRenting your first apartment is an exciting time! However, whether you’re a student moving off campus, or just moving out for the first time, there are many financial details and additional expenses to consider. Being aware of these common expenses can help prevent first time renters from being caught off-guard when renting an apartment.

Initial Cost

Before moving into an apartment, there are several initial fees that renters are required to pay. The first fee is the rental application fee which can cost between $30-$100 and includes a credit check. In addition to the application fee, most complexes also require a deposit of the first and/or last month’s rent upfront. The cost of this is dependent on the apartment’s monthly rent, your income and/or credit score. (more…)

Memorial Day Events Near CTBest Communities

Posted On: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Memorial Day Memorial Day is less than one week away, so it’s time to get your calendars out and plan your long weekend! In addition to the comforts you can enjoy at your CTBest apartment community during the long weekend, each location is close to events for remembering the people who have sacrificed their lives in service to the United States. Parades and more are nearby, so you can enjoy celebrating Memorial Day with your community easily. (more…)

Two Bedroom Apartments at Stamford’s The Morgan

Posted On: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The MorganIf you’ve been looking for a great place to rent in Downtown Stamford, then The Morgan is the next place you should take your search. Boasting rich amenities and a wide variety of apartment plans, from studios to three-bedrooms, and in an excellent location within walking distance of all the excitement of Downtown Stamford, The Morgan is sure to exceed expectations. (more…)

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…)

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…)