How to Split Bills Based on Income Calculator

How to split bills based on your income

The income and expense conversation is probably one of the most important –or THE most important-  conversation you have to have with your partner when you start to consider moving together for the first time.  Sharing expenses in a relationship is not easy but it is essential to do it right in order to preserve … Read more

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

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

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

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