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Madeline Coite, Apartminty

Madeline Coite, Apartminty

Madeline Coite is a contributor to The Allstate Blog and provides informative articles about the renter lifestyle. She is one of the authors at a website dedicated to apartment hunting and apartment living.

Stories by Madeline Coite, Apartminty

Apartment Glossary: Decoding Common Rental Terms

Sep 6, 2017

Whether you’re getting ready to become a renter for the first time or you’ve been an active renter for some time, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around in the rental world. From the basics to some more complex terms, here are some of the most common rental terms and phrases all […]

Renewing Your Apartment Lease? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Do

Aug 29, 2017

For renters, there comes a critical time when you must decide whether to stay or go. When it comes to deciding whether or not you’ll be renewing your apartment lease, there are a number of important factors to consider. Here are just a few of the questions you may want to ask yourself when your […]

Apartment Hunting: Why Looking at a Property’s Social Media Is Important

Jul 10, 2017

If you’re currently searching for a new apartment, you may want to add one more step in your online research: take the time to check an apartment community’s social media channels. A property’s social media may offer some unique insights into what to expect should you decide to move in. Here are some of the […]

How to Host a Summer ‘Barbecue’ in a Small Space

Jun 20, 2017

Hosting barbecues is one way to enjoy the summer season with family and friends, but where does that leave apartment dwellers? Typically faced with limited indoor space and a lack of outdoor space to entertain, is it possible to host a barbecue-style party? With some planning and creative ideas, you’ll find that it is possible. […]

6 Tips for Choosing the Right Apartment for Your Lifestyle

May 22, 2017

When it comes to choosing a place to call home, there are many factors to consider. These factors may include the size and price of the apartment, the location and the pet-friendliness of a given rental property, among other things. There are, however, some additional factors to think about when picking an apartment that go beyond the […]

Apartment Gardening: 3 Ways to Bring In the Outdoors

Mar 13, 2017

When it comes to livening up an apartment, there’s nothing quite like live plants to help bring a fresh feel to a space. Whether you have a green thumb and a full-blown indoor garden or you’re a newbie looking to invest in your first houseplant, we can all benefit from the addition of a little greenery […]

Renters: 7 Things to Have on Hand for Moving Day

Jan 23, 2017

You’ve been prepping and planning your move for weeks. You’ve followed your packing checklists and taken inventory of your possessions. You’ve packed every box with care, thoroughly labeling each one. You’ve chosen a moving company, and now it’s time for the big move! While most of the hard work is out of the way, there are steps you can take to help […]

Retirees: Things to Consider Before Renting

Dec 26, 2016

Renting has long been considered a stepping-stone of sorts between your childhood home and buying your first house, but the statistics show that this is beginning to change. According to the Joint Center For Housing Studies of Harvard University, the renter share of all U.S. households climbed from 31 percent in 2004 to 35 percent in 2012. Between 2001 and 2011, […]

Winter Prep: 5 Things Your Apartment Needs

Oct 19, 2016

Winter can be a fun time of year. You can adorn your apartment with a few cozy throw blankets, sip some hot cocoa and enjoy some holiday-cheer-filled time with friends and family. There are, however, a few steps renters can take to help prepare for the less-than-lovable parts of winter, such as the cold, brisk […]

8 Things Your First Apartment Needs

Sep 6, 2016

Signing a lease and moving into your very first apartment can be such an exciting time in your life. In the midst of this excitement, though, it can be easy to forget some of the basics that can make a big difference in your new place. When unexpected events arise, you don’t want to be caught without […]