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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Bringing a Pet Home

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Bringing a Pet Home

It’s hard to resist that furry face looking at you through the shelter or pet store window. For many, it’s downright painful to walk away. Pets are wonderful additions to any household or family. They’re always there when you need them, and their love is unconditional. But, with any good thing comes a caveat. Pets […]

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More Than Half of Columbus Residents are Now Renters

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Than Half of Columbus Residents are Now Renters

Over the course of past decade, Columbus has become a “renter-dominated market” along with 21 other major U.S. cities. That means that more than half of the population of the city of Columbus now lives in a rental units rather than an owned unit. “There’s no nice way to put this — the idea of […]

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Get Your Deposit Back — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Get Your Deposit Back — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Renting an apartment, house, duplex, condo, or anything for that matter, usually means a huge upfront expense. Landlords typically ask for first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a deposit, meaning you could be shelling out a grand or three before you’re even calling the place home. The one saving grace? A third of it […]

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Actually Read Your Lease Terms — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Actually Read Your Lease Terms — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Renting your first apartment is an exciting time in life. Getting out from under parental authority and signing your own lease are major steps into freedom and independence. With such newfound empowerment comes great responsibility. After all, it’s a legal agreement. That being said, read through the thing in its entirety. It’s not exactly a […]

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Don’t Put That There — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Don’t Put That There — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

When you’re in a pickle, the natural move is down the quickest, most straightforward path: “How do I stop dealing with this sooner?” The chosen answer is typically the simplest. Writing personally, this is the downfall of Millennials (and likely, future generations). Oh, we can whine about the articles, think pieces and tangents that come […]

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Rental Rates Drop 10 Percent in Columbus in Past Month

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rental Rates Drop 10 Percent in Columbus in Past Month

If you’re already paying rent, then you’re probably paying the same amount in October that you did in September. But if you’re looking for a new apartment, then you might be pleased to know that the overall average rental rate has declined in Columbus over the course of the past month. According to a new […]

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Columbus Rental Rates Spike 13 Percent in Past Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Rental Rates Spike 13 Percent in Past Month

For the last two months Columbus has seen one of the highest one-bedroom rent increases in the country, according to a study done by ABODO. Vacancies are getting fewer and farther between, according to the study. “As demand for rental properties continues to climb, vacancy rates have plummeted to the lowest level since 1985” … “Only […]

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