Searching for a new apartment can be a hassle. It’s usually not something you look forward to, something you plan for, or an activity you particularly enjoy. It’s a time suck, and we get it. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of apartment hunting advice filled with deal breakers, tips, … [Read more...] about Apartment Hunting Tips 101
After my (now) husband and I had graduated from university we were anxious to find our own place and move to the big city, that is, Toronto. Throughout our time living there, we bounced around a few Toronto neighbourhoods, as there are many to choose from, each time testing to see which one best … [Read more...] about 8 Most Popular Toronto Neighbourhoods
In addition to helping you find your next home, PadMapper helps you rent out your own place or find a roommate with Post A Pad. With access to millions of apartments and homes and millions of users per month, PadMapper (now part of the Zumper family) enables anyone to easily favorite, share, filter … [Read more...] about How we’re using CoreML to help find and rent apartments
For many people, rent is their single largest expense every month. At PadMapper, we believe in empowering people before they make a decision as fundamental as where they choose to live. That’s why we publicize the current median asking prices for one and two bedroom apartments at the city level in … [Read more...] about Our Methodology: Empowering the Renter with Data
Editor's note: This is a guest post from Skylar Korby at MakeSpace.com. Movies and TV shows aren’t always the most realistic representation of everyday life. In fact, they rarely are. We’re all about a willing suspension of disbelief, but we’ve got to draw the line when it comes to your favorite … [Read more...] about 8 Worst Moving Fails From Your All-Time Favorite TV Shows and Movies
Did you know that: The Brown Bat (not pictured; significantly less cute) is the mammal that sleeps the most, typically clocking just short of 20 hours per day The average person will spend one third of their life asleep 35% of adults are getting less sleep than they need You've … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Get Better Sleep Tonight
This week, our skies will light up with fantastic displays of fireworks. Neighbors will run down the streets with firecrackers and sparklers, and family and friends will gather to celebrate the birth of America. Capture these magical moments with your camera, and you’ll be able to relive the fiery … [Read more...] about Pro Tips: Taking the Best Fireworks Photos
Rental application. Credit report. Income statement. Lease. Guarantor. Roommate agreement. Renters insurance. These are just a few of the terms you’re probably entirely too familiar with if you’re in the process of relocating. And by entirely too familiar, of course, I mean that you’ve heard them … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with renters insurance?
Maybe you were so desperate for a roommate that you accepted the first one who applied (avoid this!). Perhaps an old relationship went sour or a friendship fell apart. Or maybe you're frankly just sick of looking at that bowl that's been in the sink for the last two weeks. What was … [Read more...] about Can I Evict My Roommate?
One of my fondest memories involves building furniture with my dad in my very first apartment. Getting my own place and my own furniture felt like a rite of passage; a step out of college and into adulthood that I had watched so many take before me. Fast forward five years and now, my Ikea … [Read more...] about 5 Pieces of Deceptively Cool Ikea Furniture