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April 2nd, 2020

Greater Madison Community Garage Sales – 2020 Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 dates listed below may be impacted. Experienced garage sale shoppers know that research and volume are critical to a successful day spent bargain hunting. This article is aimed to help you with both. Research is beneficial…

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April 24th, 2019

#madselfie Scavenger Hunt

Enter the @stevebrownapts #madselfie Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win over $300 in gift cards to your favorite Madison Businesses. Here’s how to participate: First, sign our release form below – this counts as one entry. Second, complete a new…

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Let's take a look at the best apartment dogs.

November 9th, 2018

Best Apartment Dogs for Madison, WI and Beyond

Dogs. We love ‘em. We can’t get enough of them (unless you have allergies). But some dogs are better than others when it comes to a rental situation.  Let’s take at look at the best apartment dogs. Getting a dog…

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16 Tips to Help You Rent Sight Unseen

October 23rd, 2018

16 Things You Must Know When Renting Sight Unseen

If you’re considering moving to an apartment building that’s under construction, you’ll likely be renting sight unseen.  These 16 must-know tips can help prevent costly mistakes and land the apartment you truly want. Renting in a new building sounds great,…

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Best Place to Work Madison WI

September 25th, 2018

A Best Place to Work in Madison, WI!

It is with great pleasure and happiness that we announce Steve Brown Apartments has been recognized for the fourth time in 10 years by Madison Magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in the mid-sized (51-100 employees) category. 125 local employers…

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How to find a roommate

September 5th, 2018

How to Find a Roommate Who’s Right for You

Whether you’re looking to share an apartment or move into a dorm, you need to know how to find a roommate.  There are a number of online tools and apps to make the task easier, but you must also ask…

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How to Handle Roommate Problems

July 2nd, 2018

How to Handle 9 Typical Roommate Problems

Got a bad roommate?  You’re not alone. A study from Boise State University ScholarWorks revealed that 25% of students reported college roommate problems. But you can deal with the problems — by learning how to deal with conflict in general.…

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19 Small Apartment Decorating Ideas on a Budget

June 19th, 2018

19 Small Apartment Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Looking for small apartment decorating ideas on a budget? We reached out to one of Madison’s premier designers for some insights, and combined them with inspirational photos for Pinterest. Low budget? No problem! [caption id="attachment_10750" align="aligncenter" width="241"] Photo courtesy of…

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