Condo Living

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…
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…
All About Roofs: An Infographic
All About Roofs: An Infographic

All About Roofs: An Infographic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored post Your roof. It’s arguably the most important structure of any home.  Every condo owner should know some basic facts about roofs in order to understand if a problem might be developing that needs attention. Did you know that a standard roof is made from up of 13 different components? The first word, or…
Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist
Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist

Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ahhh, the sunshine and fresh air of spring are returning! With all your new-found pizazz and energy, there are a few things you can do around your condo that will freshen up the place, maintain it after the winter season, and prepare it for the coming warm months. INDOOR Aerate your indoor spaces! Open as many windows and doors…
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…