Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is March 17th and as you'd assume it is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Held on the same day each year, St. Patrick's Day is usually spent by people around the world dressed in green and drinking beer. Here are some interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day and recipes for fun green cocktails. Fun Facts St. Patrick wasn't even from Ireland. He was originally brought to Ireland as a slave and then later became a priest. The Chicago River is dyed green every year for St. Patrick's Day and it takes
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3 Tips for finding the perfect property manager

Hiring a property manager can be stressful, but finding the best fit for your property is like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Property managers are a great option if you have a large number of units or you just don't have the time to visit frequently enough. Here are some ways to help you find the perfect property manager. Be clear  Hiring a property manager is supposed to make your life easier so you want to avoid any problems as much as possible. After you have hired a property manager you will need to clearly outline their
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4 Things To Look For Before Renting An Apartment

When looking for a new apartment to rent, it can be difficult to tell if you are getting a great value for your money or paying more than what the space is worth. There are several factors to consider before signing any paperwork or committing to a location. So that you don’t come to regret choosing the wrong space, here are 4 important things to take note of when looking for the perfect apartment. Kitchen and Storage Space One of the most important things to look for in a new apartment is how much room there is to store your kitchenware
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3 Ways Credit Cards Help You Save For Vacation

The biting cold and blowing snow are more than enough to get the heartiest Canadians thinking about a sunny island destination. While the cost of airfare, accommodations and activities can quickly add up, credit cards can help lower travel expenses. The best travel credit cards offer lucrative perks that can get you jet setting sooner and more affordably than you think. Here are 3 ways the right credit card can help you save money for your vacation. Signup bonuses will get you there sooner Credit card companies and banks offer signup bonuses as incentives to attract new customers. You can
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Why You Should Require a Co-Signer on Student Leases

As a landlord, you may not want to take the risk on students because of their age and relative inexperience renting but one way to quickly overcome this is by requiring a cosigner on the lease. Having a co-signer will ensure that you receive the rent and you can sleep easy knowing that each month's rent will be covered no matter what even if your student tenants are tight on cash. what is a co-signer  A co-signer is someone that agrees to take responsibility for the lease and paying the rent if the tenant is late or misses payments. In terms of student
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The Benefits of Paying Your Rent With Your Credit Card

Your rent is most likely your largest expense each month, so why not use it to your advantage. Paying your rent online makes your life a lot simpler, but paying with your credit card is a great way to not only better your credit score but also reap the benefits of a rewards card. Here are just a few of the benefits of paying your rent with your credit card. Better Credit Card Selection  Certain credit cards have a minimum monthly amount you need to spend, and putting your rent on your card certainly helps you reach this amount. The more
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Tips for Breathing Easier at home

The air we breathe is a part of our everyday lives, but can often be something we take for granted. However, air quality, and the presence of various pollutants can have a direct impact on our health. Follow these tips to keep the air in buildings you inhabit clean and protect your health! Clean green Toxins can enter a home or apartment through a variety of means, even consumer goods. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) examined the contents of hundreds of cleaning products and more than half of them were found to contain harmful chemicals. Some of these chemicals can
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What Millennial Renters Really Want

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More and more millennials continue to rent, and ABODO Apartments knows exactly what Millennial renters really want in an apartment. Alec Slocum, ABODO's CEO, notes that they surveyed college student from across the country on rental preferences for more than 1,000,000 rentals within 5 miles of almost 500 colleges. Think you know what's important to young renters? Here are some of the key findings.  The study indicated that 96% of Millennials rated finding a property that fits their budget as most important; 75% rated the safety of the building and neighborhood as the most important; and Millennials’ top three amenities
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February’s Top 5 MoolaPerks

We're already into February and the groundhog saw its shadow so there will be at least six more weeks of winter. In an attempt to brighten your spirit, we've put together a list of great deals from our MoolaPerks partners. Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for an early Valentine's Day gift, here are February's Top 5 MoolaPerks. Bonobos This winter is exceptionally cold and you can never have too many sweaters! Bonobos is an e-commerce company that specializes in men’s clothing. You can get up to 50% off on sale items at Bonobos by clicking here. Trip Advisor There's still
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Questions to Ask During an Apartment Tour

Searching for an apartment can often be stressful and the whole process can become very overwhelming. It's easy to get distracted when viewing apartments and forget to ask the important questions you want the answers to, so here are 4 questions to make sure you ask the landlord during the apartment tour. What's Included  Before you decide to sign the lease you should ask the landlord or property manager what's included in the rent and what the amenties in the building are. It is common for the price of rent to not to include all the utilities so make sure you
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