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Is It Time to Get a Bigger Place?
Is It Time to Get a Bigger Place?

Is It Time to Get a Bigger Place?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you buy a condo, you seldom expect to stay forever. When should you upgrade? It depends. Getting a bigger place could be a great idea, or it could take more time and money than you’d bargained for. Your Situation Your Place Was Always Too Small You thought your first condo was a little tight,…
Renting a Condo vs. an Apartment: What’s the Difference?
Renting a Condo vs. an Apartment: What’s the Difference?

Renting a Condo vs. an Apartment: What’s the Difference?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Cory Mercer When you’re ready to move out on your own, but not yet ready to buy a home, you may have an option to choose between rental condos and rental apartments. If you are seriously planning to buy your own condo in a couple of years, renting one now will be a good…
Should I Buy a Nest Thermostat?
Should I Buy a Nest Thermostat?

Should I Buy a Nest Thermostat?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s trendy, it’s sleek, it uses wifi and it could be yours. It’s a Nest Thermostat. Should you get one? MyFirstCondo received a complimentary third generation version to review, so we thought we’d put it to the test. If you’ve recently bought a condo, you’ve likely seen the Nest Thermostat touted in home listings. Its…
How To Add Color To Your Condo With An Accent Wall
How To Add Color To Your Condo With An Accent Wall

How To Add Color To Your Condo With An Accent Wall

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Have you been looking for a change in your decorating scheme, to make your condo feel fresh, new, and invigorating, but just haven’t been able to decide on a design theme? Or maybe you’re about to move into your first condo and are ruminating on the best color schemes for your new place and can’t…
Do You Need An Extra Bedroom?
Do You Need An Extra Bedroom?

Do You Need An Extra Bedroom?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Condo hunting will bring a lot of options to consider. If you have extra money to spend on payments each month, one of those options may be choosing a place with an extra bedroom, whether that means you choose a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom. But, do you really need the spare space, or would the cash be…
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Home sales are still below the peak reached before the housing bubble burst in 2008, due to rising housing prices and interest rates and unstable economies that have left many potential homeowners saddled with external debt and unable to qualify for a mortgage. This trend is likely to continue, as many Millennials are still reluctant…