What if I don’t make 3 times the rent? Rent rule explained!

3 times the rent rule explained

A common problem that renters face when looking for an apartment is meeting the income requirement. Most of the time in cities with a high cost of living such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, there is a “3 times the rent rule.” The 3 times the rent rule states that for a renter … Read more

Do Apartments Have Individual Water Heaters?

Hot water is a luxury that apartment renters can’t live without. Odds are that the source of your apartment’s hot water is coming from a hot water heater. You may have some questions though and that’s where we can help. Having an individual water heater is ideal because you don’t have to worry about sharing … Read more

Renting with a guarantor: 10 common questions explained!

Renting with a guarantor

With the outrageous rental prices of big cities like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, and landlords requiring a proof of income of at least 3 times the rent it is not a surprise that young Americans find the road to their first apartment more and more difficult every year. Thankfully, renting with a lease … Read more

Can you get an apartment if you just got a job?

Can you get an apartment if you just got a job?

You found your dream job, moved to a new city and now everylandord is rejecting your rental applications. Don’t worry, landlords want to make sure that their tenants meet the apartment’s income requirements and will be able to afford the rent every month, and having a long time job isn’t the only way to prove … Read more

Bank statements for rental application, everything explained!

You found the perfect place, you earn more than 3 times the rent but now your landlord is asking for bank statements for apartment proof of income WHAAAAT? CAN HE DO IT? Showing bank statements for apartment applications is more and more common nowadays and renters can often feel like their privacy is being compromised … Read more

How to find housing as an international student in the U.S

How to find housing as an international student in the U.S

How to find housing as an international student in the U.S is one of the most frequent questions that we get from our readers. You got accepted to your dream school and felt like living the American dream but soon you realized that finding housing in the U.S as an international student is not that … Read more

Studio vs. 1 bedroom apartment: what is best for you?

Studio vs. 1 bedroom apartment

Looking for your first apartment involves many steps and concerns, but the decision of renting a studios vs. 1 bedroom apartment is one of the very first things that you need to be asking yourself before start inquiring for the right apartment.  While both terms are sometimes used interchangeably, studios and 1 bedroom apartments are … Read more

An easy guide to how to inquire about an apartment via email

How to inquire about an apartment via email

Whether it is your first time going through the daunting process of finding a new apartment or you are an experienced renter, contacting the landlord is one of the most difficult, yet important things to do in order to find your perfect new home.  While there are several apartment ads that advertise a phone number, … Read more