As a renter, you’ll be glad to know that the property manager is responsible for many apartment repairs. In fact, it’s typical for them to budget 1.5% of the property’s total value for repairs, so don’t hesitate to ask for repairs when you need it. … [Read more...]
Content about home and garden care, for the discerning home owner and/ or gardener.
Of U.S. adults, 15.1% are smokers, but 16% to 33% have a smell sensitivity for which smoke can be one of the triggers. With a growing divide between smokers and nonsmokers, apartment living can be at the crux of the debate. E-cigarettes are a newcomer to the conversations about smoking, and legislation concerning them is handled differently in different locations. Here’s … [Read more...]
Cleaning your home is not a glamorous task, but it is, of course, a necessary task. Over the years, we have seen some new cleaning innovations enter the market and permanently change the way we clean, and we have seen other telemarketing fads become momentary sensations in home cleaning trends. This timeline from ForRent.com walks us through home cleaning history (and it … [Read more...]
Ever wondered how much your state spends on rent in a year? Hint: it's a lot, and it's considerably more if you live in California. For Rent created this interesting infographic that breaks down exactly how much each U.S. state in 2016. California spent a huge $101.9 billion, while Alaska, by contrast, spent only $1.3 billion. The infographic also includes other stats like the … [Read more...]
As explained in this infographic by Heiton Buckley Builders Merchants, when it comes to lawn maintenance and care, it’s all about the timing. The infographic provides a “seasonal cheat-sheet” to help you determine the optimal time for mowing, aerating, raking, watering, lawn feeding, lawn feed/moss, lawn feed/weed and seeding. As the table illustrates, some portion of lawn … [Read more...]