Condo Living

Condo Decor: 7 Blogs to Inspire You
Condo Decor: 7 Blogs to Inspire You

Condo Decor: 7 Blogs to Inspire You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You signed on the dotted line and you’ve finally unpacked everything, so now it’s time to give your new condo a little “you” flair! If you’ve made the leap into ownership and have said goodbye to the days of apartment renting, then you are probably looking for more than free furniture finds on Craigslist or ways to…
Condo Housekeeping: Maintaining Your Appliances
Condo Housekeeping: Maintaining Your Appliances

Condo Housekeeping: Maintaining Your Appliances

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you were a carefree renter, maintaining your landlord’s appliances was your last priority. Now that you own all of the expensive appliances in your condo – and are responsible for keeping them in working order – regular maintenance is expected to keep them chugging along. At the basic level, most appliances can be maintained by keeping the electrical…
How to Become a Good Condo Association Member
How to Become a Good Condo Association Member

How to Become a Good Condo Association Member

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you buy a condo you automatically become a member of your building’s (or development’s) Association. Think of it this way: by living where you do, you become a citizen of the neighborhood. You formally participate in your building’s affairs through the Association. So what should you do to make sure you become a good member in…
Hello and Welcome to myfirstcondo.com
Hello and Welcome to myfirstcondo.com

Hello and Welcome to myfirstcondo.com

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you moved into your first rental, our sister site MyFirstApartment.com helped make it happen. We had advice on how to deal with bad landlords and deadbeat roommates. We showed you how to furnish your new place on a shoestring and how to manage your budget so that the rent got paid. Now that you’re an old…
What is a Condo Association?
What is a Condo Association?

What is a Condo Association?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re buying a condo, you’re essentially buying an apartment, right? Yes and no. You’re actually buying more than just your living area. You also have an interest in all the common areas around your unit, like the hallways, the lobby and the grounds. Since you own a share of the building, you need to…
You Just Bought Your First Condo. What Now?
You Just Bought Your First Condo. What Now?

You Just Bought Your First Condo. What Now?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The closing went smoothly, you’ve been handed the keys and the place is yours. You did it! You head over to your new place, pop a bottle of champagne (remember to bring your own bottle opener and cups) to celebrate. After a glass of bubbly in an empty space, you realize that you might own…