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Do You Pay Apartment Locators?

You pay nothing, zip, zilch for AptAmigo’s apartment locating service. It’s 100% free! Sounds too good to be true, right? If you, like many of our former clients, hesitate to use AptAmigo because there must be a hidden catch in there somewhere...

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving out is a sign of new beginnings, but it can also be extremely stressful. From scheduling a moving company and making sure you get your security deposit back to measuring your new apartment for furniture...

How Much Should I Spend On Rent?

There are many things to think about when you’re looking for a new place to live, from amenities and location to square footage and move-in fees. As excited as you are to jump right in and start calculating your commute or finding your new local dive, figuring out how much you should spend on rent is a critical first step.

When to Start Looking for an Apartment?

I think we can all agree that apartment hunting takes forever. Even if you have a team of super-speedy apartment experts on your side, figuring out when to start looking can be a challenge. Believe it or not, there is actually an ideal apartment hunting window, and there’s even a logical explanation behind why it’s ideal. 

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Best Dog Parks in Denver

Best Dog Parks in Denver

Denver is a dog-friendly city—seriously dog-friendly. Zillow and Rover name it in the top 15 fastest growing cities for pet populations. Rover says it contains one of the highest numbers of dog walkers and pet sitters per capita. According to a 2019 Denverite article,...

Moving from Chicago to Austin

Moving from Chicago to Austin

Why Should I Consider Moving from Chicago to Austin? As the third largest city in the US, Chicago never sleeps. With so many activities to do here, from seeing a Broadway musical, to taking in a Cubs or White Sox game, to strolling along Grant Park, and shopping along...

Exploring Denver: Best Distilleries

Exploring Denver: Best Distilleries

Denver is known for a lot of things — coffee, breweries, outdoor activities, and of course, the natural beauty and views that surround this Mile-High city. It’s also known for its spirits. No, not “rah, rah” spirit. We’re talking spirits of the alcohol variety....

Best Dog Parks in Chicago

Best Dog Parks in Chicago

If you live in Chicago and own a dog, you probably wonder how to keep your pup happy and healthy in a big crowded city, especially if you live in an apartment without much outdoor space. Dogs need exercise, not just walks, but playtime too, and Chicago delivers with...

Exploring Denver: Best Coffee Shops

Exploring Denver: Best Coffee Shops

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the mile-high city for many reasons: beautiful scenery, outdoor recreation, cultural attractions. However, perhaps top of this list is — coffee. That’s right, Denver is a mecca for coffee lovers everywhere. Not only does Denver boast...

Exploring Chicago: Best Dim Sum

Exploring Chicago: Best Dim Sum

Want to know what restaurant makes the best dim sum in Chicago? Chicago is famous for its world-class dim sum. The traditional Chinese lunchtime meal, served as a selection of bite-sized dishes, has been revered by generations of city dwellers here. If you cannot...

Exploring Chicago: Best Brunch

Exploring Chicago: Best Brunch

Brunch, always indulgent, occasionally healthy, and a mainstay of the average Chicago weekend, unites eaters participating in a common dining experience that somehow never feels ordinary. A perfect time to throw moderation to the wind and lose yourself in the moment,...

Exploring Denver: Best Dim Sum

Exploring Denver: Best Dim Sum

They say lunch is a meal, and brunch is a culture. Well, you can’t get a more cultural brunch than a traditional dim sum experience. This meal of small plates originated in tea houses in South China, near the Guangdong region. The idea then traveled to Hong Kong,...

Exploring Austin: Best Bakeries

Exploring Austin: Best Bakeries

Austin’s Best Bakeries It’s easy for an Austinite to feel spoiled, living in a city blessed with great weather throughout the year, endless activities and events to attend, and some of the best food options in the country. Yup, it’s a sweet life we live here in the...

Weirdest Apartment Pets

Weirdest Apartment Pets

AptAmigo’s Apartment Locators help thousands of renters find new apartments every year. So, it’s not surprising that they’ve encountered the occasional strange pet, or, yes, family of pets (because sometimes just one weird pet isn’t enough). We asked our Locators what...

Exploring Atlanta: Best Brunch

Exploring Atlanta: Best Brunch

It’s no secret that Atlanta’s dinner and bar scene is top-notch. And, brunch here is no different. From household names to newcomers on the scene, we’ve got your brunch plans covered. With sweet and savory items dished up in everything from light snacks to decadent...