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My First Apartment: Tips for First Time Renters

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 14, 2017

Moving out on your own is a big step. It’s time to step into the real world and start looking for your very first apartment (Yay!).

Renting your first apartment can be an exciting experience as you search for the perfect space to express yourself. At the same time though, it can be a stressful experience because of all the decisions that need to be made. You might be thinking, "How am I going to manage moving into my first apartment, take care of bills, balance work and a social life, get my chores done, and not forget anything?"

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Topics: Rental Living, Finding an Apartment, my first apartment

Create More Spaces in Small Places at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 12, 2017

Space is something that everyone values, whether it’s personal space or square footage. The downside is that it comes at a cost (square footage that is), which makes each and every piece of extra space made within your apartment a little victory.

What better way to celebrate the little victories than by making more of them?

We have complied a list of ten different ways that you can create space within your Living in Chico apartment. Each one will help you gain back much needed space. All of them are fairly easy to DIY or buy. 

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Topics: Living in Chico, Living in an Apartment, Rental Living

Apartment Living Tips for When You’re Out of Town

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 09, 2017

Summer is the season for adventure!

Have you ever been bitten by the travel bug, and just wanted to get out of town? To visit the ocean, hike through the redwoods, or jet off to a tropical island?

Wherever your wanderlust may take you, it's important to make sure your home and belongings are kept safe for your return.

In the spirit of summer and all of the wonderful trips the residents of Chico have planned, we thought it might be useful to outline helpful apartment living tips for when you’re out of town.

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Topics: Living in Chico, apartment living, Rental Living

Avoid these 5 Major Mistakes for Moving in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 06, 2017

Imagine you are driving down the freeway and you see a small car zooming up beside you. You are quick to notice that the car is packed full of boxes and houseplants blocking the windows and on top is a mattress precariously flapping in the wind. Don’t be this guy.

While preparing for your upcoming Chico move consult the tips below to avoid common mistakes.

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Topics: Rental Living, Moving

Move into a Chico Apartment and Live Happily Ever After

Posted by Serene Skiffington

May 24, 2017


Once upon a time, there lived an unhappy resident, locked away in an apartment she hated. Then one day, along came a brave knight to save her from rental doom. The knight reached through the bars of her window to hand her a single piece of paper. Written on the paper was a name that would solve all her problems:

The unhappy resident went straight to the site. She searched and she toured, to find an apartment just right. She moved right away into a Living in Chico Apartment, and spent all her days filled with sunshine and laughter. Thanks to the brave knight, she lived happily ever after.

Are you looking for a happy ending to your apartment search in Chico?

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Topics: Rental Living, Finding an Apartment, Amenities

Why One Family Chooses Rental Living Over Owning a Home

Posted by Living In Chico Team

May 13, 2017

When you get to a certain stage in life – usually after getting married but before having kids – you start thinking about buying a home. At least, it feels like the logical next step because everyone around you seems to be buying a home. If the topic comes up in conversation, and you mention you rent, you either get the look of disapproval or the condescending “oh, that’s nice if that works for your family” response. Is there something wrong with renting living?

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Topics: Rental Living

Check Out These Energy Saving Tips For Chico Apartments

Posted by Living In Chico Team

April 14, 2017

The warm weather will be here soon and it's never too early to start saving on your energy bill. Instead of turning on your air conditioner, constantly leaving fans on for circulation and other costly actions that will leave your wallet hurting, these these tips to help keep as many pennies in your possession as possible while living in Chico apartments during the hot months.

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Topics: Rental Living, Energy Tips

9 Reasons Residents May Not Get a Chico Rental Properties Deposit Back

Posted by Living In Chico Team

April 07, 2017

It's your money, and you're looking forward to getting it back. Since a security deposit usually represents at least one month's rent, a handsome sum is probably headed your way – probably.

Managers of Chico rental properties sometimes withhold a portion of a resident's security deposit, as they are entitled to do under certain circumstances. Sometimes they withhold the entire amount, as they also are entitled to do.

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Topics: Rental Living, Security Deposits

Create a Budget for Your Chico Apartment in 4 Simple Steps

Posted by Living In Chico Team

March 17, 2017

Your neighbors don't have to walk around your Chico apartment complex wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “I watch my money.” You just know by the way they talk – like if they can tell you not only what they paid for utilities last month but also how their bills fluctuate over the course of the year.

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Topics: apartment living, Rental Living, Budget Tips

Why Should You Read Our Living in Chico Blog?

Posted by Jessica Miley

March 09, 2016

Here at Living in Chico, we know how fun apartment living can be. But there are also the times it's not so great. This is why we provide resources through our eBooks and blogs -- to help you work through the pros and cons that you could experience while living in an apartment. Aside from great tips and tricks, why else should you read our blog?

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Topics: Living in Chico, apartment living, Rental Living