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Phoenix’ 2013 rental real estate forecast

2012 was a good year to be a Phoenix apartment renter. There were bargain deals to be had, selection of units was plentiful around...

Phoenix home prices are shooting through the roof!

There are more renters in Phoenix and its surrounding cities than ever before. We saw some of the highest rates of foreclosures than any...

Watch out for Phoenix rental home scams

It’s sometimes hard to imagine the sorts of ways people are willing to take advantage of others. It’s not necessarily a matter of being...

Update your rental bathroom – The basics

Just because you rent absolutely does not mean that you have to settle with an ugly apartment.  Take a look around and consider, “if...

Rent vs. own: Phoenix analysis

Every real estate market is different. Living in Chicago is much different than living in Phoenix. We have different housing needs, costs of living,...

The timing Is perfect to move downtown

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is calling for more residents to move into the downtown area.  There is no question that the downtown area has...

Before you sign your first lease, read this

Why does signing your first least seem so terrifying? Maybe it’s the tiny print, the complete overuse of legal mumbo-jumbo, or an awareness to...

Got kids? Find an apartment near great Valley schools

These days the competition for admission to Universities is fierce. Analysts project it will only become more difficult with budget cuts forcing schools to...

Be prepared: rental competition is fierce out there

Boost your chances of landing the perfect rental by being well prepared; maybe more so than you think you need.  The significantly higher percentage...

Transform that bland patio into an outdoor oasis

When living in an apartment, I think we can all agree that the more room, the better!  It’s all about making the most of...

Know your new Phoenix neighborhood: a movers’ guide

Selecting your next apartment can be as simple as finding the lowest lease price, equipped with your standard of features and amenities, in a...

Mature decorating style on a dorm room budget

Making the transition from being a broke college kid to an adult who is supposed to have their life together is exceedingly awkward.  It...

Your Phoenix rental market update

It’s time to face brass tacks. What does that saying mean, anyway? I don't know but I do know this: renting in Phoenix is...

Get your apartment ready for monsoon season

The absolute best part of the entire year is on our horizon.  Frankly, it’s the redeeming factor in dealing with our infamously scorching Arizona...

It’s time to open up that cave of an apartment

Phoenix apartments are notorious for running on a completely smaller scale than the average home.  The ceilings are generally lower, the door frames and...

4 things to consider before buying a home in Phoenix

Buying a home is a serious commitment and a decision not to be made lightly.  Rampant foreclosures nationally, with a record-breaking rate here in...

How to make a gross apartment liveable

We can’t always love every place we live.  What we can do is make the most of it, rather than wallow in the angst...

Everything old is new again – updated Phoenix apartments

The Phoenix metro area is a relatively new grouping of cities in comparison to the rest of the Country; Arizona has only been a...

Little known PHX utility savings revealed

Heading into summer your utility bill is probably on your mind.  There are plenty of ways to save money here and there, check out...

Transforming a sterile cookie-cutter apartment

Hunting for the perfect apartment in Phoenix equipped with just the right square footage, closet space, set in the perfect location and still falling...

Best ASU apartment complexes for every budget

I know. School just got out for the summer, but it is already time to start thinking about where you are going to live...

Phoenix rental market update

There is no question; the state of our economy in the past six or so years has Arizonians choosing to rent homes or apartments...

Upgrading your place without breaking the bank

When moving into a rental home or apartment, think of your new place as the bare bones version of its true potential.  Most rental...

Cool down your apartment, no AC needed

Do you remember how your mom used to always say, “Close the door, you’re letting money fly out the window!” every sweltering summer?  Well...

Why renters insurance isn’t a waste of money in Arizona

Paying insurance premiums, whether it’s for health, life or any other type of insurance each and every month often feels like a complete drain...

The Phoenix housing market: how it affects you, a renter

The days of leisure apartment or rental shopping are coming to a close here in the valley.  More people are becoming renters than home...

Cut your utility bill in 30 minutes

We are just on the cusp of it being just so, so hot in your Phoenix home.  If you’re like me you likely didn’t...

Owning a pet when you rent

Just because you don’t own your home doesn’t mean you can’t have your own loving pet.  Whether you’re a dog or a cat person,...

Tips for relocating to Phoenix

Relocating to another state for any reason is always an exciting and scary experience.  Building a new network of friends, finding new favorite restaurants,...

What to do when your landlord is a pain in the rear

Unfortunately living in a rented home can sometimes mean dealing with a less-than-pleasant landlord. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all have a...

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