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Like accepting an offer from a college or starting a relationship, renting an apartment is a big commitment. Once you sign a contract, you’re responsible for 12 monthly payments, unless you ...

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Keeping your apartment clean can feel like a monumental task. If it’s been a while since your last cleaning, it can be hard to know ...

Read More of Blog Post: Guide To Cleaning Your Apartment


Moving into your first college apartment is an exciting and daunting process. Uprooting and moving, no matter the distance, is a common experience college students ...

Read More of Blog Post: Your College Apartment Checklist


Credit scores are a factor that most — if not all — landlords consider when reviewing tenants’ applications for ...

Read More of Blog Post: Your Credit Score As A Renter


Finding your dream apartment is not an art or a science — it’s a combination of the two. Apartment hunting is 50 percent hard work ...

Read More of Blog Post: How To Find Off Campus Housing


Whether to rent “by the bed” or “by the apartment” is a key question many students must consider while searching for apartments in Allendale. Each of ...

Read More of Blog Post: Explained: Renting By The Bed Vs. By The Apartment


If you’re in the dark about which type of lighting your apartment needs, you’re not alone. When choosing this standard décor for off campus housing ...

Read More of Blog Post: Lighting Tips For Your Apartment


There are a number of factors that comprise the overall cost of renting an apartment. Along with paying monthly installments, utility bills, and ...

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Apartment living has its advantages, including being able to live with your furry companion. Sharing an apartment with a pet can be rewarding ...

Read More of Blog Post: Guide To Renting With Pets


Along with the location, amenities, and monthly payments, furnishings play a big role in determining your quality of life as a renter. Since 48 West offers ...

Read More of Blog Post: Furnished Vs. Unfurnished Student Apartments


Home to Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Allendale, MI, is an exciting place with a lot to offer students. In this city, knowing ...

Read More of Blog Post: Tips for Living Near GVSU


Along with a degree, students also seek new friendships while at college. One place these are forged is in student apartments near GVSU, where ...

Read More of Blog Post: Making Friends At Your New Apartment


In years past, off campus apartments were designed for functionality. As long as students had space to sleep, prepare meals, and study, the apartment served its purpose. But then students’ expectations of ...

Read More of Blog Post: Why Students Prefer Luxury Living


Off campus housing has gone through a renaissance in recent years due to the addition of convenient and luxury amenities. When it came to student housing in the past, the concepts of “low-cost” and ...

Read More of Blog Post: Why You Don't Have to Sacrifice Amenities in Student Housing


The end of summer is moving season. Classes at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) will soon begin. On your schedule is a visit to the bookstore, and maybe the new-Lakers orientation, as well as ...

Read More of Blog Post: Apartment Moving Checklist


Residence halls were once the primary form of housing for students of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, MI. However, as students search for greater autonomy, they often ditch ...

Read More of Blog Post: Amenities-Driven Off Campus Housing


Making the right choice regarding housing at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) can positively impact a student’s college experience. It can also be challenging because of the wide variety ...

Read More of Blog Post: Types of Student Housing in Allendale