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
Rent control refers to a set of laws that places limitations on how much a landlord is allowed to charge residents to occupy a property. These laws can cover anything from the timing and amount of rent increases to how frequently they can occur and what is considered grounds for eviction of a … [Read more...] about What U.S. and Canadian Cities Have Rent Control Laws?
This is a guest post written by 5-year San Francisco resident (and current master tenant) Krysta Gahagen. Interviewing roommates can be a tough and emotional process and it can be tempting to want to accept the first person you meet just to get it over with. However, the people you end up … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Interviewing a Potential Roommate
As a renter, you’re entitled to a certain set of rights. Because it may not always be clear what exactly these rights are, we’re going to do our best to make sure you know as much information about as many of them as possible. Although specific laws regarding a landlord's right to enter an occupied … [Read more...] about Can My Landlord Come Into My Apartment?
As a renter, you’re entitled to certain things that might not explicitly be stated in your lease. It may not always be clear what these rights are. We’re going to do our best to make sure you know about as many of them as possible. There are many situations that can occur to cause you to find … [Read more...] about Renters Rights: Breaking a Lease
As a renter, you're entitled to certain things that might not explicitly be stated in your lease. It may not always be clear what these rights are. We're going to do our best to make sure you know about as many of them as possible. Implied warranty of what? Habitability refers to the overall … [Read more...] about Renters Rights: Implied Warranty of Habitability
Who’s got two thumbs and does their own taxes?! Gather your documents The very first step to filing taxes is to get organized. You’ll need to reference a variety of different documents during this process, so it’s best to have them all set up and ready to go before you get started. The most … [Read more...] about Doing Taxes Yourself Doesn’t Have To Be a Nightmare
There are many different paths you can take to rid your room of mice. Of course, it depends on your resources and what types of methods you feel comfortable using. Your first step is going to consist of determining the root of your problem. Where are the mice coming from? Look for openings in your … [Read more...] about How To Solve That Mouse Problem In Your Bedroom
Excitement to make a big move can sometimes be distracting from the fact that you're about to transition to a major US city with high rent prices and higher costs of living. There are many advantages to big city living, and of course, there are some disadvantages that come and go. Let's start with … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Living in a City