Learn how to make your next move the easiest one yet. Read our tips for an easy move, managing moving costs, and more.
Consider your moving costs: thousands of dollars, some locked up in a deposit, that generate no value for you while you rent. Some leases include pet deposits, application fees, and other charges. Each incremental item increases the financial burden of moving, not to mention the headache.
Renting your first apartment is a moment to celebrate. It does not matter if you are moving out of your parents’ house, upgrading from dorm life, or jumping into professional life in a big city. Figuring out how to find and rent your dream space can be tricky.
A security deposit is money given to your landlord at the start of your lease as a safeguard against damage. Think of a security deposit as a measure of protection. Your landlord holds onto the cash to pay for repairs if you damage the property.