Posts Tagged: condo living

Freeze-Proofing Your Condo
Freeze-Proofing Your Condo

Freeze-Proofing Your Condo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s still winter and the Alberta Clipper and the Polar Vortex have not yet retired for the year. Protecting your condo’s pipes from freezing should be still on the top of your mind when another cold snap hits.  In the northern areas of the country, we can still get freezing nights in early May! Burst…
Long Distance Move Comedy of Errors…and 10 Lessons Learned
Long Distance Move Comedy of Errors…and 10 Lessons Learned

Long Distance Move Comedy of Errors…and 10 Lessons Learned

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Cole Mayer I’m never moving again. Let’s get that out of the way first. I’ve bought a home, I’ve moved out of my apartment, I’m done. The mistakes, bad luck and poor choices my wife and I made during the move from California to Idaho would impress Shakespeare. We learned plenty of lessons along…
7 Reasons Why Condo Living Is The Best Option for Newlyweds
7 Reasons Why Condo Living Is The Best Option for Newlyweds

7 Reasons Why Condo Living Is The Best Option for Newlyweds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Patricia Evans Your marriage is a contract like no other and starting your life together has its challenges. If you’re searching the market for your first home, condo living is an option you should consider. It takes out many of the headaches and conflicts that a single home ownership might introduce into the relationship.…
Infographic: 50 Ways to Save Energy
Infographic: 50 Ways to Save Energy

Infographic: 50 Ways to Save Energy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Justin Barisich The beauty of condo living is that you get the benefits of both home ownership and apartment renting. You have a prime location in the area of your choice, community living with nearby neighbors, a reduction of unused space and costs, and most of the unwanted home chores taken care of by…
7 Easy Tricks to Give Your Condo a Budget Facelift for Spring
7 Easy Tricks to Give Your Condo a Budget Facelift for Spring

7 Easy Tricks to Give Your Condo a Budget Facelift for Spring

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Alisa Helly Thinking of sprucing up your home for spring? We are here to help you do so on budget with a few simple but effective tricks. 1. Rearrange Your Furniture and Accessories One of the best ways to better your home is by smartly rearranging the stuff you already have. Begin by piling…
5 Upgrades That Add Big Value to Your Condo
5 Upgrades That Add Big Value to Your Condo

5 Upgrades That Add Big Value to Your Condo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re getting ready to put your condo on the market or just looking for ways to add value to your home investment, it’s important to consider upgrades. As you probably know by now, not all upgrades, renovations, and remodels are created equal — some will offer great returns (sometimes you can even recuperate more than…
10 Favorite Blogs for Condo Owners
10 Favorite Blogs for Condo Owners

10 Favorite Blogs for Condo Owners

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Condo and Co-op style living is quite different from renting an apartment or buying a house. There are all kinds of rules and financial procedures to follow, and a home owner’s association (HOA) to contend with. If you’re new to the condo scene, or even if you’re a veteran condo owner, we’re pretty sure you…
Condo Decor: 7 Blogs to Inspire You
Condo Decor: 7 Blogs to Inspire You

Condo Decor: 7 Blogs to Inspire You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You signed on the dotted line and you’ve finally unpacked everything, so now it’s time to give your new condo a little “you” flair! If you’ve made the leap into ownership and have said goodbye to the days of apartment renting, then you are probably looking for more than free furniture finds on Craigslist or ways to…
Condo Housekeeping: Maintaining Your Appliances
Condo Housekeeping: Maintaining Your Appliances

Condo Housekeeping: Maintaining Your Appliances

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you were a carefree renter, maintaining your landlord’s appliances was your last priority. Now that you own all of the expensive appliances in your condo – and are responsible for keeping them in working order – regular maintenance is expected to keep them chugging along. At the basic level, most appliances can be maintained by keeping the electrical…