How to survive a power outage during the winter!

January 13, 2017

Power outages during frigid winter months can endanger lives. Being prepared can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable. If the power goes out, make sure you have not blown a circuit by checking the breakers in your home's electrical panel. Thinking ahead by unplugging electronics and appliances that use electric motors. Turn on an incandescent light to signal when power is restored. How to stay warm If the power goes out in a winter weather event, temperatures…

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How to Prep Your Baltimore Apartment for Winter Weather

November 1, 2016

As much as many of us would like to extend summer (or fall) for another couple of months, winter is well on its way and the cold weather that comes with it soon will be too. Before the first winter storms hit, make sure your place is ready to handle all the wind, snow, and sleet they have to throw at it by following these basic apartment winterization tips.Inspect windows. Look over your windows and determine if they have leaks or…

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Can You Afford To Skip Renters Insurance?

July 11, 2016

Whether they’re in Baltimore, MD or Houston, TX, the first thing people think about when they rent a new place is getting renters insurance to protect their belongings, right? No, not really. Almost all homeowners have homeowners insurance — 95% of them, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Mortgage lenders require it, after all. But only about 40% of renters buy renters insurance. If you’re a renter, you may be wondering how much is renters insurance — most policies will cost you about $15 a month. But if your…

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6 Ways To Boost Natural Light In Your Apartment 

June 15, 2016

Living the rental life has its benefits: the flexibility to move whenever your lease is up, access to neighborhoods you might not be able to afford to buy into (yet), and someone to fix anything that breaks. However, unless you’re living in a superluxury building, chances are good that at least one room in your place lacks that gorgeous natural sunlight that’s the difference between a “charmingly cozy apartment” and a cave.But whether you’re moving into a new apartment for rent…

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How to Find a Roommate in Baltimore!

June 8, 2016

Finding a roommate is a lot like dating. There has to be chemistry and common ground to create a match that’s made in heaven. At the end of the day, a good roommate should be someone you can enjoy coming home to — whether it’s a friend, a family member, an acquaintance or a total stranger. Finding the right fit can be the difference between living happily ever after and living in a nightmare. These tips will help guide you…

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12 Brilliant Ways To Keep Your Baltimore Apartment (or Home) Cool Without Air Conditioning!

June 1, 2016

Let’s face it: It’s hot out, and it’s only going to get warmer as summer goes on. While it’s tempting to crank the AC or plant yourself in front of the nearest fan, these aren’t the only tricks to keeping cool. It turns out there are plenty of ways to buffer your home from the heat without racking up your electric bill. And they’ll make you feel like a DIY champ, too.​Keep your cool, and…1. Keep your blinds closed. As simple…

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11 Apartment Hunting Tips for Renters

May 17, 2016

If you've ever had to look for an apartment, you know the process can be time consuming and stressful; even more so if you are new to a city or are looking in a competitive market where hoards of people show up to see every unit. There may not be a way out of doing the legwork, but these 11 tips can help you get organized, set your priorities, search smart, save time, and stay focused every step of the way.1.…

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8 Common Misconceptions About Section 8, Corrected

May 10, 2016

Did you know that there are grants that can help real estate investors with the acquisition of investment property?Did you know there are programs that will pay above market rent for your investment property?Sure you do… but there are so many misconception about using government funds, they may be deterring you from maximizing your investments.There are numerous government sources to assist you in your real estate endeavors: to name a few, there’s the HOME Investment Partnership Program, local and federal block grants,…

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