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No, You Don’t Need a Legal Battle to Get Your Security Deposit Back

To ensure you get your full security deposit back, has compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about how security deposits work as well as advice on how to avoid getting charged for excessive cleaning costs.

5 Reasons You Should Consider Moving Into a Mobile Home

Mobile homes aren’t what they used to be. It’s estimated that about 20 million Americans are currently shacking up in mobile homes. Of that population, 57 percent is fully employed and another 23 percent is simply retired and living the good life. So what gives? Well, when you break it down and take a look at what a move into a mobile home has to offer these days, it’s not hard to see why so many Americans are opting for more mobile living.

The 4-Step Process for Changing Your Address & Avoiding Address Fraud

When you’re moving, changing your address seems like a pretty straightforward item on your to-do list. And in many ways it is. But simplicity can be deceiving, and there are pitfalls to avoid. This is easy enough, though, if you simply know where and when to change your address. We’ve broken the list of necessary address changes into four categories, based on how urgent they are.

First Apartment 101: How to Deal with Landlords

When you are a first-time renter, dealing with landlords can be very intimidating. They hold the keys to your dream apartment and you have to convince them to hand those keys to you and not to one of the 10 other people waiting in line behind you.

Here are some tricks we have learned at My First Apartment to get your landlord relationship off to a great start.

Moving? Here’s What to Do With All Your Stuff

Moving is a time for a fresh start. Not just for your living space, but for your stuff as well. You’ve probably accumulated a lot of things in the time since you moved into your current place, and some of it — let’s be honest — has no business coming with you to the new place. Here are five steps that will help you make sure what you take with you is only what you truly want and need.

6 Steps to Find and Book the Perfect Moving Services

Finding the right moving services can be tricky, and there are many pitfalls to avoid. The last thing you need during a time as stressful as a move is to be taken in by a moving scam, or to discover that what you thought you could do yourself needed a professional’s expertise.

This guide is not necessarily about answering every question, rather it will help you to ask a few questions about each step in the process. We want to help you be sure that you’re moving in the way that’s best for you and your family.

Save on Your Move with Tax Deductions

Moving isn't so bad as you might think, and doesn’t have to be so expensive, either. For now, let’s concentrate on the latter. The IRS allows tax deductions for many moving costs. The trick though, is to know whether your move qualifies, then which expenses you can deduct. Luckily, you’ve got us. We’ll help you [...]

How to Perform a Home Inventory

Moving is an exciting and inspiring project, but its many details and tasks can also be a tad overwhelming. One of the smartest things you can do during this transition to safeguard your future and protect your investment is to conduct a home inventory.

It seems like a big task, but it can be done more easily than you think, and the benefits far outweigh the effort.

Avoid Being Scammed by Online Moving Quotes

Moving companies seem pretty straightforward. You tell them what needs to be moved and they give you a quote you can count on. That’s not always how it works, though, particularly when you get an online moving quote.