Author My First Apartment

Alissa Green is a Chicagoan (by way of Brooklyn, Boston, Spain & Ireland), who has lived in more apartments than she has fingers. When she's not leading social for Cars.com or blogging for MyFirstCondo.com, she's either improvising, attempting to cook, or hunting down some kind of wild adventure. She currently lives with her husband in their first condo.
Top 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a Condo
Top 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a Condo

Top 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a Condo

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With any big life change, there’s a certain degree of blind faith. Sure, you ask people who have gone through the same experience (see: MyFirstCondo.com), but often these big changes amount to trial by fire. Looking back with the wisdom of a veteran (almost 2 years!) condo owner, there are many things I wish I’d…
Buying a Condo? How to Manage Your Risk
Buying a Condo? How to Manage Your Risk

Buying a Condo? How to Manage Your Risk

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Worried about buying a condo because it’s risky? Or, perhaps you want to know how to use real estate as a potential investment tool. Either way, there are four key areas that will affect your risk – and your reward. If you want to avoid risk – do what we suggest below. If you want to…
Top 10 Reasons It’s Better to Rent Than Buy
Top 10 Reasons It’s Better to Rent Than Buy

Top 10 Reasons It’s Better to Rent Than Buy

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The biggest benefit of renting is, of course, flexibility. Many of the other reasons play into that fly-by-night spirit. Add any additional reasons in the comments below! 1. It’s Easier to Be Spontaneous. You think you may want to move to a new neighborhood, new city, heck, new country? Find a subletter and you’re done. Not all…