MyNewPlace: Renters Survival Guide

Renters Survival Guide

Is Renting Furniture and Electronics a Good Idea?

  There are plenty of reasons to consider renting your furniture or electronics instead of buying them outright. In a down economy, many people are renting an apartment and don’t have the cash on hand or a reliable enough job to purchase their furniture or electronics. Furthermore, a lot of people are in transient situations where [...]

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Budget-Friendly Adventures for This Summer

Maybe you’ve got cabin fever and are wishing you’d planned a vacation for this summer, or Summer Fridays at the office just aren’t cutting it anymore. Whatever your deal is, here are some ideas for getting yourself out of town this summer. Your last-minute summer vacation Let’s face it, with the average “economy” ticket currently [...]

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Using the Internet To Find An Apartment

Questions to Answer Before Your Next Apartment Search

When you start an apartment search, it’s smart to have a clear idea of what you’re looking for. Otherwise, you’re sure to meet with disappointment and frustration. It can be difficult to find the time to check out available apartments, especially if you’re busy with work or family, or if you’re looking to relocate far [...]

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That Warm-Weather Scent

Whether your perfect warm-weather scent smells fresh like a salty windswept afternoon at the beach or juicy like a fruity refreshing cocktail, we’ve got you covered with this list of different types of summery fragrances that are perfect for your body or your apartment. Perfume It’s always amazing when a single fragrance can perfectly capture [...]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Decorating,Tips & Tricks

Survive the Zombie Apocalypse…

…or your next marketing meeting! In the MyNewPlace marketing team, we want to be prepared for anything that comes up in the office. Our fearless leader, however, is more concerned about the threat of zombies…and corny jokes.  Thus, when we had a few extra dollars to spend on in-office supplies–only $5 per person, in fact–we [...]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Finances

Is It Time to Move?

Deciding When It’s Time Sometimes, it’s clear that you need to move. For example, you may need to relocate because of a new job, or an unexpected layoff may prompt you to break your lease and move in with a friend so you can save money on rent. But many times, people who start looking for a [...]

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Welcome to Our New Blog Home!

Welcome to our new blog home! The MyNewPlace blog is launching under a new name (LocalTalk) and a new URL (localtalk.mynewplace.com). Why the change? We wanted to focus on what’s local, whether that means in your apartment, at your property, or in your city. We’ll continue to look at new ways to enjoy home life [...]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Holidays

Drinko de Mayo: Corona Prices in Your City

I love Cinco de Mayo.  Here in San Francisco, it is a big deal. There’s an entire Cinco de Mayo festival in our Mexican-influenced Mission District, and bars throughout the city offer deals on Tecate, Corona, and margaritas. I decided to have a low-key party to celebrate this holiday…until I realized what Coronas cost in [...]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Apartment Parties,Holidays

Fresh Spring Fashion

Anyone who knows me knows I’m someone to ask about fashion. (I’ll leave that to you to decide whether I’m being sarcastic.) What’s not to love about spring? The sun is out—unless you live in Colorado, in which case it snowed for the past 24 hours. The living is good—unless your house has just been [...]

By  Caitlin Morgan
| Filed Under: Tips & Tricks

Can You Spot Illegal Steering?

When choosing topics to cover in my new fair housing book, a common practice known as “steering” easily made it to the top of my list. Why? Most landlords and tenants know that turning away an apartment applicant based on a protected characteristic such as race, religion, or disability is illegal. But not everyone realizes that [...]

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