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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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Exploring Dallas: Best Street Art

Exploring Dallas: Best Street Art

If you love the arts, then you should live in Dallas. Sure, there are plenty of museums and galleries to see, but you’ll be struck by the abundance of amazing Dallas street art when simply walking around the city. You can’t write these masterpieces off as “graffiti” –...

Exploring Austin: Best Comfort Food

Exploring Austin: Best Comfort Food

Whether it’s sweet or savory, cheese-based or carb-based, or any other delicious combination, nothing feels more like the gastronomical equivalent of a warm fuzzy blanket than comfort food. And, at the crossroads between TexMex and Southern-style favorites, you better...

The 4 Wackiest Places in Chicago

The 4 Wackiest Places in Chicago

Oddities, unique experiences, off-the-wall places — if you’re looking for any of the above, Chicago has what you’re looking for. The city’s long-standing history makes space for those who go against the norm for something a little bit off the beaten path. If you...

Exploring Dallas: Best Dim Sum

Exploring Dallas: Best Dim Sum

If you want to be one of the cool kids, you go out to brunch on the weekends. If you want to be cooler than the cool kids, you go out for dim sum instead. Characterized by small plates of dumplings, meats, and other snacks, this Chinese tradition started in tea...

Exploring Dallas: Free Things to Do

Exploring Dallas: Free Things to Do

Living in Dallas is a dream—especially if your dream is for everything in life to be free. While you can certainly spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in a day here, there’s a lot of free things to do in Dallas from morning until night without having to reach...

Exploring Austin: Free Things to Do

Exploring Austin: Free Things to Do

Austin, one of the most unique cities in Texas and even in the entire US, proudly sticks to the motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” Luckily, all Austinites and visitors can experience the uniqueness of the city without spending a fortune, thanks to the Lone Star State...

Should I Move To Dallas?

Should I Move To Dallas?

What to Know Before Moving to Dallas “If you ever go to Dallas / Take the right-hand road,” sang Bob Dylan. Well, Bob, you can take just about any road in Dallas and land upon a new, cool neighborhood, restaurant, museum, or theatre. Whether Downtown, or in the...

What Is Dallas Known For?

What Is Dallas Known For?

Dallas is a popular city with a strong economy, diverse arts, and affordable housing. How do we know people love Dallas so much? The numbers don’t lie. Between 2010 and 2020, Dallas-Fort Worth was one of only three American cities to add more than 1.2 million...

Exploring Austin: Best Breakfast Tacos

Exploring Austin: Best Breakfast Tacos

It’s probably the number one piece of advice anyone will tell you upon landing in Austin — “you have to try the breakfast tacos here.” And those well-wishers are not wrong, the magical combinations of eggs, cheese, tortilla, and toppings found throughout the city will...

Exploring Austin: Best Dive Bars

Exploring Austin: Best Dive Bars

When your favorite country singer talks about “Honky Tonk Heaven,” you better believe they are referencing the Live Music Capital of the World — otherwise known as Austin. However, while joints like the Broken Spoke may have drawn in the Waylons and the Willies to the...

Best Things To Do In Dallas At Night

Best Things To Do In Dallas At Night

Dallas attracts people and companies from across the globe, creating an international community that boasts an increasingly diverse array of things to do. In fact, this city has gained a reputation as a music mecca, a sports-lover's dream, a historic landmark, and a...

Exploring Dallas: Best Cafes 

Exploring Dallas: Best Cafes 

Whether you want a pour-over made with on-site roasted beans, or the perfect sustainably sourced affogato to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s a coffee shop or café for everyone in Dallas. As a city on the go, we take our coffee very seriously. Maybe that’s why...