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Decorating Your Dorm Room or College Apartment!

It’s so exciting! A room to yourself, outside your parents’ grasp—well, to yourself and two or three other freaked out college freshmen. It’s time to make this dorm room home. So, think about the following: What do you want your room to look like, for yourself? There are two sides of this. First, what will […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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College Budgeting 101

You’re going to college and you’d rather not have to sell all your clothing before semester’s end, just to get by and pay your rent. What foresight you have! It’s time to make a budget that you’ll actually stick to: First, you gotta know how much money you actually have. Financial aid, scholarships, income if […]

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Leaving For College: The Checklist

We’ve written before on what you should pack when leaving for college; but what should you do to prepare for the big move? 1. Get in touch with your roommates, if possible. Get to know them a bit, coordinate any joint-use items like TVs (you really don’t want three of those in your room), prepare […]

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How to Choose College Housing

Good work! You managed to get into college. You’re more likely to get a job, at least after a few months of post-graduation despair; you’ll probably make more money than the average non-college grad; in all likelihood, you’ll drink your weight in beer every month. Good stuff. But in the meantime, where should you live? […]

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Listen Up, Property Managers! College Students Want to Find You Online

Are you advertising apartments, and want to capture the younger crowd? Then it’s time to get web-savvy. As John Kerrigan reported recently in the Multifamily Insider blog, college students increasingly eschew “traditional advertising” and turn instead to online searches when it comes time to find a new place. A nationwide survey of over 500 college […]

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How To Find Your First Post-College Apartment

We’re going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that “post-college” means “graduated.” Congrats! Actually, congrats either way; you’re done with sketchy dorm food, sketchy dorm carpeting, and hopefully sketchy college kids. Ah, but now you have to face the Real World, you know, the One They’ve Been Throwing In Your Face […]

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Meeting Your College Roommate For The First Time? How To Deal!

Part III in our ‘Going To College’ series! One of the toughest things about moving off to college is being assigned a roommate. Though many students choose to live with people they knew in high school, for others, who may be the only one from their high school to attend a certain college, or who […]

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Going to College? How To Handle The Roommate From Hell

The sudden transformation from teen to (almost) independent young adult makes moving away to college an exciting and dynamic time. While many teens may have friends they can live with at their new schools, others may be moving to a college where they won’t know anyone. Though most people will be assigned relatively pleasant roommates, […]

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