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Madison Apartments Profile – Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood

Photo: Tenney Park ©Richard Hurd/Flickr The Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood embodies the near-east side flavor of Madison.  With a diverse mix of affluent lakefront property owners, grad students, young professionals, families, artists, hippies (past and present), this is a neighborhood that’s distinctly Madison.…

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Sublet Your Apartment at Light-Speed with Fantastic Photos

Sublet Your Apartment at Light-Speed with Fantastic Photos

When you’re trying to sublet your apartment, appealing photographs are critical for your marketing efforts.  It’s why we’ve collected examples of good photos and not-so good photos, and included some how-to tips on creating excellent sublet photographs.A picture is worth…

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Apartment Amenities Madison WI

The Three Amenities You MUST Consider When Apartment Hunting

When apartment hunting, don’t just consider the tangibles (i.e., number of rooms, microwave). Also think about the intangibles (how’s the neighborhood cafe?) To make your search efficient, build your list of tangibles and intangibles before you start your apartment hunt.…

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What Happens to My Security Deposit? The Real Truth

It’s no secret, we know that renters hate security deposits. Many even vilify property managers for using them as an additional revenue stream. But before you grab your pitchforks, let us tell the real story of what a security deposit…

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