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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 Yaekel 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…
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…