Tag: advice

  • Don't Let These People Derail Your New Home Sale

    About to Buy a Home? Don't Let Friends, Family Derail the Sale

    Well meaning as they might be, they may inadvertently sidetrack the home search or kill off an opportunity. Here's why, and what you can do to avoid it. Continue Reading

  • Easy Steps to Going Green in Your Apartment

    Easy Steps to Going Green in Your Apartment

    Dear Apartment Guru, It seems like you usually answer inter-personal questions -- but my question is just about being a renter. Especially since this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I am really concerned about ways I can make my apartment more environmentally polite. But most of what I am finding that might... Continue Reading

  • Ways (Not) to Attract the Opposite Sex: Men Speak Out

    Ways (Not) to Attract the Opposite Sex: Men Speak Out

    When you invite a hot date back to your place, do you think your gentleman caller will find that your apartment is as ready for love as the two of you are? Take a look around to see if your apartment is hot or just ... well ... a hot mess. Follow these suggestions from men around the country on ways to make... Continue Reading

  • Online Rental Scams to Avoid

    Online Rental Scams to Avoid

    Sure, we've already discussed how to avoid a Craiglist rental scam. But there are even less obvious ones to be concerned about. You know the ones -- they don't immediately send chills, but seem like a very tempting, rare opportunities. These are the "lure listings." They will bite you if you aren't... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: Make the Apartment Search Less Painful

    Apartment Guru: Make the Apartment Search Less Painful

    Dear Apartment Guru, I have been looking for a new place to live and it has been one ordeal after another. I know apartment hunting is hard, but does it have to be this soul-crushing? I don't have to move but I really want to. Any tips for how to make looking for an apartment less depressing and stressful? I'd... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: Obsessive Safety Concerns

    Apartment Guru: Obsessive Safety Concerns

    Dear Apartment Guru, A friend of mine died several years ago from carbon monoxide poisoning in a home equipped with a faulty detector. When I was little, two of my cousins were in a terrifying house fire that started because of faulty electrical wiring -- one cousin was badly burned. I know that these things... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: The Drug Dealer Next Door

    Apartment Guru: The Drug Dealer Next Door

    Dear Apartment Guru, I live in Sonoma County, Calif. and have a problem with the management here at my apartment complex. First, it's a government run (HUD), 55-and-older senior complex, but a lot of people under 55 live here because of its HUD status. Well, there are drug dealers living in this complex (they... Continue Reading