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REPLACE AIR FILTERS / OCT 2016

01 Oct 2016 /
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Doing the dishes, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, a lot of hard work goes into maintaining apartments and keeping your MJF apartment clean. But one simple task that’s easily overlooked is changing your apartment’s air filter, which is something that needs to be done every 1 to 3 months depending on the type of filter you have. […]


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BURGLAR PROOF / SEPT 2016

01 Sep 2016 /
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Valparaiso is a quiet and safe community, but a little precaution never hurt anyone. If a burglar thinks your apartment is “easy pickings,” it could become a target…even if the fanciest thing you own is a VCR with a copy of Dirty Dancing stuck in it. Why not make things difficult for that burglar? In this […]


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ROOMMATE ADVICE / AUG 2016

01 Aug 2016 /
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It’s back to school at Valparaiso University, and while not everything in life needs to have a strategy or a systematic process, some things can become more comfortable with a well-developed plan. This is especially true for new roommates with opposite living styles cohabitating in a new apartment. From taking the time out to find […]


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SECURITY DEPOSITS / JULY 2016

01 Jul 2016 /
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When you’re moving out of your MJF apartment, it is essential to know what constitutes “normal wear and tear” to ensure receiving your security deposit. If you want to get your security deposit back, you’ll need to make sure your apartment is as close to as it used to be as you can possibly manage. […]


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SUMMER TIPS / JUNE 2016

01 Jun 2016 /
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Summer’s now here, and everything is heating up around Valparaiso and at MJF Rentals! From the sidewalks to the pool (to the stress of moving) it can be tough to keep your cool. Summertime means that moving season is in full-swing. Before you set yourself up to suffer through the heat, ease the burden of […]


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AFFORDABILITY / MAY 2016

13 May 2016 /
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One of the biggest factors in finding an apartment is the price tag for renting a place of your own. The question, ‘how much can I afford?’ should be at the top of your apartment hunting checklist. When determining an affordable expense, the general rule of thumb is that no more than 30% of your after-tax […]


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LOCATION! / APR 2016

30 Apr 2016 /
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When renting a new apartment, the interior is important, but you should never forget to take a good, long look on the outside before signing any contracts. Location can make, or break, your apartment renting experience.  Are you willing to sit in traffic to get to work? Do you have family you want to stay […]


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APARTMENT SEARCH TIPS / MAR 2016

04 Apr 2016 /
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Apartment hunting can be a pain in the butt, and after sifting through dozens of not-so-right rentals, the process of searching for a new apartment can seem like a daunting and frustrating feat. If you’ve ever had to look for an apartment, you know the process can be nerve-racking; even more so if you are […]


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