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April 27th, 2016

Signing Up For Internet Service: What Renters Should Know

Internet service is one of those things everyone relies on but is rather difficult to understand. With a general overview of how IT services works — especially from a renter’s perspective — you can choose the right Internet service option. In…

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Grow Food In Your Apartment

April 13th, 2016

How To Grow Food in Your Apartment: A Pinterest Roundup

If you’re a regular on the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market circuit, you should consider growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Gardening doesn’t require a backyard, or even a patio: as long as you have sunlight and heat you can…

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Everything a Renter Needs to Know About Adopting a Pet

January 27th, 2016

Everything a Renter Needs to Know About Adopting a Pet

Pet ownership has plenty of benefits, including love, friendship and plenty of kicks and giggles. However, combining pet ownership with renting can be a bit tricky, so we’ve compiled a complete guide to what renters should know about adopting a…

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Sublet Your Apartment at Light-Speed with Fantastic Photos

October 29th, 2015

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

September 9th, 2015

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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July 29th, 2015

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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June 4th, 2015

Mission Possible: Finding an Apartment After Divorce

In the midst of a divorce or separation, adjusting to new housing is the last thing you want to deal with. If you’re forced to relocate, however, four considerations can at least help make finding an apartment after divorce as…

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May 28th, 2015

Our Staff’s Top 5 Places to Swim Near Madison

Summer’s almost here, and if you’re like most people, hitting the beach or pool is on your to-do list. To help you find the best places to swim near Madison, we asked our staff at Steve Brown Apartments to tell…

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