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Interview on KVUE: Demand Growing for Apartment Rentals

Recently KVUE interviewed me regarding Austin's increased demand for apartments.  Austin is frequently on many of the country's 'Top Ten' lists.  People are flocking to live here and most them are renters.  The boils down to higher occupancy rates, more …

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Halloween Driving

On Halloween night, the streets will be crawling with ghosts, goblins, witches, and many other creatures! Safely driving on this night is very important! Use these tips from HalloweenSafety.com. – Do not use your cell phone or other devices. Watch …

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Afford Your Rent

The Austin Tenants' Council provides these tips for what you can afford in an apartment for rent. Also, we provide an online rent calculator that can help you make the decision as well. After determining how many roommates there will …

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Using Security Deposit as Last Month Rent

 Under most circumstances, the tenant of an apartment can not use the amount of the security deposit for last months rent unless you get permission from the landlord. Withholding a portion of the rent claiming security deposit should make up …

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Keeping Cool in this Heat!

  Below is an article from the Care 2 website about keeping your home or apartment cool while keeping energy costs down this summer! Adapted from Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, by Alex Wilson, Jennifer Thorne, and John Morrill​. …

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