When it comes to renting, a security deposit is a lump sum given to the landlord or property manager as insurance for any future damage. The amount of the security deposit can be different in any rental. A standard security deposit is equal to one month’s rent. If your rent is $1,000, then your security deposit will also be $1,000.
Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or upgrading to a bigger one, furnishing an apartment on a budget can be challenging. It would take years to furnish an apartment if you bought everything new.
Lately, I’ve been asking the questions about what it means to be “home.” What is that sense of home we all long for? I can confidently say that it’s more than just the place where you lay your head at night.
I wrote this entire guide to renting with my readers in mind. I wanted to create the most up-to-date, comprehensive guide to renting on the internet. I have lived in a lot of different rentals in my adult life. I got tired of little things that make renting and moving so stressful. To be honest, my first 5-6 moves were all disorganized messes that were harder than they needed to be. My goal in writing this was to create a framework for renting that would serve more as a pain-free checklist that helps you get from A to B without the unnecessary problems.
There comes a point in life where people have to decide between renting and buying. A decision about housing usually holds significant weight. If you came to this article expecting a clear-cut answer, then you’re here for the wrong reason. This article is going to unpack some of the questions that need to be asked while you’re going through the process.