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What Is Proof of Income and Why Is It Important?

You’ve worked hard to find your ideal apartment, but now you have to navigate the rental application process. It can be overwhelming, especially for first-time renters. You’ll need several documents to get started, including proof of income. So what, exactly, is proof of income, and why do you need it? We’ll break it down for […]

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    Understanding Prorated Rent

    In an ideal world, every move-in date would fall on the first of the month, and nothing would stop you from moving in on that day. However, that’s not always the case. The good news is, you may not have to pay for the entire month if you move in or out mid-month. It’s called […]

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  • How to Choose Between a Studio and a 1-Bedroom Apartment

    When looking for a great apartment, deciding between a studio and a 1-bedroom apartment may seem like a tough decision. Understanding the differences can help you weigh your options. Factors such as budget, lifestyle and personal preferences will also help you make the best decision for yourself. Here, we break down the key differences between […]

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  • What’s Included With A Furnished Apartment?

    Furnished apartments, whether semi- or fully-equipped, offer a unique blend of convenience and comfort. That is, when you move in, most or all of your furniture needs are taken care of. The apartment is set up and ready for you from Day one.  Let’s learn more about what you can expect with a furnished apartment, […]

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