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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…
Condo DIY: How to Paint a Room
Condo DIY: How to Paint a Room

Condo DIY: How to Paint a Room

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you planning to freshen up your condo for the spring with a new coat of paint? Check out these pro tips, reprinted from MyFirstApartment.com, before picking up the paint roller. By Emma Clark One of the least expensive tricks to change the look of your new apartment is to paint it. Just make sure…
What Every Condo Owner Should Know About Energy Tax Credits
What Every Condo Owner Should Know About Energy Tax Credits

What Every Condo Owner Should Know About Energy Tax Credits

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Trevor McDonald As a condo owner you’ve probably heard about energy tax credits. They’re a huge selling point when you’re shopping for appliances, new windows or doors, or even thinking about finally installing solar panels or another alternative energy feature in your home. But what are they, and how do they work? The most…
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…
How to Remodel Your Condo Flooring on a Budget
How to Remodel Your Condo Flooring on a Budget

How to Remodel Your Condo Flooring on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post Buying a condo is a big deal, especially if it is your first condo. Second to buying your first condo is making it feel like your home. As you well know, how much you pay for your new condo will impact the work and budget you’ll need to put into remodeling your new…
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

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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

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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…