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May 1st, 2015

4 Reasons Why You Moved Into a Dirty Apartment

It’s a nightmare situation: You spend weeks packing and planning, and then when move in day finally arrives, you open the door to an apartment that’s far from perfect. We understand how frustrating this situation is. If it happens to you,…

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March 18th, 2015

10 Tips to Find Stress-Free Corporate Lodging

Your biggest challenge when looking for corporate housing? Keeping your employees happy. That means finding them a corporate apartment which includes all the comforts and amenities of home. To help, we’ve gathered ten tips for corporate relocation specialists trying to…

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Dog Friendly Apartments in Madison

March 4th, 2015

9 Hacks for The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Apartment

You may have found the perfect pet-friendly apartment, but that doesn’t guarantee your pets will be apartment-friendly. That’s why we’re offering nine hacks for keeping your apartment cleaner and more relaxed while living with a pet. Note that finding a…

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February 4th, 2015

4 Simple Ways to Save Money on Heating your Apartment

Winter guarantees two things in Wisconsin: Cold weather and expensive heating bills. Combat the costs with haphazard methods, however, and it could cost you more. Here are four effective, safe ways to save money on heating your apartment this winter.…

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September 17th, 2014

An International Student’s Guide to Renting in Madison

If you’re new to the country, let alone to Madison, you may not be familiar with the apartment renting process. Based on mistakes we’ve seen our international renters make in the past – including some involving legal issues – here…

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September 10th, 2014

Roommate Problems? Let our Expert RA Help You

It’s only a couple weeks into the school year, but your roommate is already getting under your skin. You know you need to resolve the problem, or the year will be a mess. Consider then the advice of our roommate…

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September 3rd, 2014

7 Essential Apartment Amenities You Should Never Live Without

Some Madison apartments are beginning to offer rooftop pools, spa facilities and other luxury features. Those amenities sound great, but how necessary are they? No matter what your apartment offers, don’t let anything overshadow these seven essential amenities and services.…

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July 16th, 2014

11 Ways to Move In Without Losing your Mind

You would be hard pressed to find a day that Mad Town is madder than on student move-in day. Here are some tips from a couple of student employees at Steve Brown Apartments (SBA) to help make moving into your…

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May 7th, 2014

How to Save Time (and Your Back) When Moving Out

It’s almost move-out time for many Madison area students. If packing, moving and shipping/storing a bunch of boxes sounds like torture, consider Lazybones, a company that provides a nifty alternative for people strapped for time. Perhaps in the olden days,…

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March 26th, 2014

Making a Pet-Friendly Apartment Ideal for Your Dog

Ah, the allure of man (and woman’s) best friend.  If you’re a dog lover, it’s a hard to resist the pull of getting your own pooch.  But once you do, finding a dog-friendly apartment – especially downtown – is just the…

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