How to give back during the holidays

How to give back during the holidays

While the holidays are a great time to give gifts and see family, it’s also a perfect time to reflect on our year’s blessings. But between writing holiday cards, shopping for gifts, balancing finances, and coordinating the big holiday meal, it’s easy to miss unique opportunities to give back to your community and those less…

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apartment staycation ideas

Staycation ideas for apartment renters

It doesn’t matter if you’re a working professional, stay-at-home parent, or busy full-time student, everyone needs dedicated vacation time for some well-deserved rest. But if the stress of budgeting, planning, and traveling out of town takes fun out of your holiday plans, maybe it’s time for a staycation. For apartment renters, committing to a day…

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pet friendly greenville area apartment rentals

How to find the best pet-friendly apartment near Greenville SC

Just beside the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina is a unique southern city that offers residents and visitors a thriving metro area with boutique shops, lots of American history, diverse neighborhoods, galleries, museums, and outdoor activities. But in addition to all the wonderful city amenities that Greenville offers humans, pets are…

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Common Single-Story Apartment Rental Amenities

Common Single-Story Apartment Rental Amenities in Lafayette Indiana

From downtown warehouse-type loft space to attached duplex style apartment homes, the term “single-story” has lots of meanings when it comes to apartments in Lafayette, Indiana. It’s important to understand what makes each floor plan, layout, and property type different. As an example, one of the most desirable features of renting a single-story apartment home…

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Questions to Ask Your Leasing Agent Before Signing an apartment lease

12 Questions to Ask Your Leasing Agent Before Signing on a New Apartment

So now that you’ve picked the perfect location, floor plan, and neighborhood for your next new apartment rental, it’s time to get your questions answered before signing your new apartment lease agreement. And while most rental contracts are fairly comprehensive documents that include the majority of important information about your relationship to your new home,…

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8 Tips for Successful Apartment Gardening

Apartment gardening has become even more popular in the last year, and for good reason. While we were all staying at home, there was time to explore new hobbies! If you’ve wanted to start gardening but feel limited by your apartment (or by your less-than-green thumb), this article is for you.  Check out our tips…

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Best Restaurants in Lansing Michigan in 2021

Whether you’re a Lansing native or you’re just paying the city a visit, Michigan’s capital city hosts some of the area’s best known eateries where local artisans and traditional chefs are crafting and serving up foods that have been inspired from all over the globe. So if you’re a local on your way to watch…

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Choose the right Redwood Floor Plan

How to Choose the Right Apartment Rental Floor Plan

Choosing the right apartment rental floor plan is a huge part of the overall home search process. Outside of the other important factors such as location, budget/price, amenities, and housing type, the right floor plan can make all the difference in your day-to-day living experience.  That’s why at Redwood apartment rental neighborhoods, we offer our…

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Your Rental Apartment Move-In Inspection Checklist

It doesn’t matter if you’ve searched for months or minutes, when you find the perfect apartment rental home, you can’t WAIT to create your move-in checklist. It’s an exciting time for new beginnings that include new friendship opportunities, adventures, and memories.  But before you plan your move and start the heavy lifting from your U-Haul…

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5 Reasons to Relocate to Louisville, Kentucky

Home to the Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali, and the Louisville Slugger baseball bat, Louisville, Kentucky attracts thousands of new residents each year who’s decided to relocate to the city and call it home. As a result, Louisville, Kentucky is indeed growing. Named by US News as one of the best places to live in Kentucky,…

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Redwood Apartment Rentals

Renting vs Buying: Robert’s Story

So you’ve decided it’s time to look for a new home. But where to start? Are you going to move to another house, or will you rent an apartment? Sometimes, it helps to look at someone else’s decision making process to help you find your way. Take Robert for example. Renting vs Buying: The Decision…

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Renting vs Buying - martha's story

Renting vs Buying: Martha’s Story

When you’re deciding whether renting vs buying is better, sometimes it helps to see the thought process of someone else who’s in the same situation. Take Martha for example. Martha just became an empty nester after her only son moved out. She’s thinking about moving to a smaller home, since it’s just going to be…

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5 ways to celebrate cinco de mayo

5 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 2022

Cinco de Mayo is a day commemorating Mexican culture and heritage, and there are many ways to celebrate. In some cities, there are parades, parties, and events. But no matter where you’re celebrating, there are five ways you can participate in this holiday. 1. Learn about Cinco de Mayo While many of us enjoy the…

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Redwood apartments attached garages renting vs buying Jeff's story

Renting vs Buying: Jeff’s Story

When you’re deciding whether renting vs buying is better, sometimes it helps to see the thought process of someone else who’s in the same situation. Take Jeff for example. Jeff is a recently divorced father of two teenaged girls, who has a big decision to make. Where are he and his girls going to live…

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How to Budget for Utilities

How to Budget for Utilities

When you’re budgeting for your monthly home expenses, it’s important to include more than just your monthly rent or mortgage payment. Utilities alone may include electricity, gas, water, cable, and internet, all of which can add to your overall living expenses. On average, in the United States, people who rent apartment homes should plan to…

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how to sell before you buy your next home

Real Estate: How to Sell Before You Buy

There are lots of great reasons to sell your perfectly good home before you buy another house.  Job Relocation If your in-person dream job is more than a few dozen miles away, it’s likely you’ll be moving to another city or another state.  But before you settle into just any new neighborhood, you may want…

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Temporary Housing During New Construction

Where to Live When You’re Building Your Home

No matter your age, when it comes to finding your perfect home, opting for new construction can be a lot of fun.  Interestingly, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, home buyers between 54 to 72 years old were the most likely age group to purchase a new…

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What are the hidden costs of homeownership?

Many people dream of being a homeowner, but does it always make you happy? This question resonates with folks who’ve experienced both the ups AND the downs of homeownership. Until you’ve owned a home yourself, it’s hard to know the true and often hidden costs of homeownership, and how that compares to renting. Of course,…

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Is Renting More Affordable Than Buying?

Is Renting More Affordable Than Buying?

Empty nesters and others heading towards 55+ communities are often faced with this hard question. There are plenty of calculators and resources available both online and offline to help you figure out your finances, but the question itself of whether to rent or to buy—is more than just what makes more financial sense—there are a…

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Pros and Cons of living in a 55+ community

The Pros & Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities

Owning your own home means you’re investing in a long-term asset while potentially raising a family and/or working full-time. But if you have kids who are leaving the nest you may be rethinking your living situation. Lots of empty nesters consider 55+ communities as their next step for their second half.  At first sight, everything…

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What It's Like to Live In Des Moines, IA

What Is It Like to Live In Des Moines, IA?

Living in Des Moines, Iowa is like becoming part of a huge neighborhood that’s undergone an extraordinary growth spurt. For the past two decades, the city and its outskirts have grown into a vibrant urban and suburban center where people enjoy great food, culture, festivals, and job opportunities.  Des Moines has transformed from just the…

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senior living community amenities

Am I Ready for A 55+ Community?

Finding just the right living situation for your retirement can be a challenge. With so many great options for seniors available today, you’ll want to make the right choice to suit your budget and lifestyle. Many homeowners will consider living in a 55+ community based on community amenities and overall senior lifestyle. But before you…

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Danville, IN Real Estate Rental Market 2020

Nestled in the heart of Hendricks County, Indiana is the cozy town of Danville. Known for bright local businesses like Mayberry Café and Marmalade Sky B&B, so many residents love Danville for its reputation as “small-town living”. For Americans who dream about the quaint, quiet streets pictured in television programs and made for TV movies,…

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Five Commutable Columbus Neighborhoods

Dublin, Ohio Pickerington, Ohio Reynoldsburg, Ohio Grove City, Ohio Blacklick, Ohio As the state capital, Columbus, Ohio offers a ton of opportunities to be entertained, get educated, start or join a business, and find the perfect home. If you’re looking for a neighborhood that’s within commuting distance to Columbus, we’re here to help! At Redwood…

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What is an Apartment Property Concierge?

At Redwood apartment rental neighborhoods, we’re here to support people of all ages and family sizes. As part of our ongoing resident success programs, we survey and listen to feedback on what our residents love most about their Redwood living space.  One of the most popular and well-rated benefits we provide to our residents is…

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Cleveland Ohio Things to Do

Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio and, as of today, is home to more than 385,000 residents inside the metro area. So if you’ve been considering putting down roots here, you might be wondering about Cleveland Ohio and some of the more popular things to do here.  As a leading provider of apartment rental…

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How multi-family housing industries are preparing for likely upcoming rental market changes

How multi-family housing industries are preparing for likely upcoming rental market changes

All over the world, companies and people have been impacted in some way by the 2020 health crisis. Manufacturers are shifting their production lines to support the need for medical supplies, hospitality groups are housing people who have been displaced, food and beverage companies have shifted to delivery and pickup services only, and hundreds of…

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