Adjusting to Apartment Living


Apartment Hunting

For some people, renting a home is a financially responsible alternative to the costs and demands of home ownership. For others, it's merely a temporary arrangement during college years or while searching for a home to buy. Regardless of your circumstances, the resources spotlighted in this guide will teach you how to find a great rental and avoid the pitfalls of difficult landlords, quirky roommates, noisy neighbors and other factors that can make renting a tough adjustment.

General Tips About Searching for a Home to Rent

Deciding what home to rent involves careful consideration of many factors, including location, ... read more »

Apartment Applications, Lease Agreements and Renter’s Insurance

Before you get the keys to your apartment, you'll go through a tenant screening process, sign lease ... read more »

Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

Knowing the facts about landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities will be important during your ... read more »

Finding and Living with Roommates

For many people, having roommates makes rent more affordable and the apartment less lonely. But ... read more »

Adjusting to Apartment Living

The occasional noisy neighbor and the random car that always seems to be in your parking space are just a few annoyances that might make you question why you'd ever bother with apartment living. With the help of the Web sites in this section, however, you can turn your apartment into a home, and make great friends out of your neighbors.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Sometimes just making your new place feel a little homier is all the help you need to adjust to apartment living. For tips about decorating your apartment, see our findingDulcinea Home Decorating Web Guide.

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