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How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

When you move into a new place, you expect to feel at home once the boxes have been unpacked and everything is put in its rightful place. However, that’s not always the case, especially if you only plan to live in this space for a year or two. Feeling at home is all about perception, […]

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Dos and Don’ts: Your First Move

Moving into a new place for the first time is an exciting, but oftentimes overwhelming task. Where do you even begin? Without prior moving experience, you may feel like you are drowning in a sea of boxes. Here’s what to (and what not to) do when moving for the first time: DO: Label Everything  The […]

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Are You a Good Neighbor?

When you move into a new apartment or HOA, you will have some new neighbors to meet. You may not realize it until it happens to you, but neighbors can make or break your experience in a new place. Having kind, considerate neighbors can be considered a luxury if you have ever experienced a bad […]

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Improve Your Rental’s Curb Appeal

If you are hoping to rent out your home or just want to make the exterior a bit more pleasing to the eye, there are many ways to make a plain-looking home more attractive from the outside. It can be as easy as cleaning the furniture or adding some color with flowers and plants. Here […]

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Redecorating Your Home on a Budget

As we enter into the New Year, what better time to spruce up your home than in the new decade?  Decorating makes all the difference when you are renting, staging to sell, or if you aren’t looking to make any major home improvements. Although redecorating can be expensive, there are simple ways to revamp your […]

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Are You Ready to Move Out?

If you have been living at home up until now, you may be itching to finally have a place of your own. Have you considered whether or not you are in a position to support yourself? Make sure to consider these points before moving out, or you may end up in a rut. Covering Bills […]

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The Best Apartment Floor to Live On

The floor you live on can have a huge effect on your day to day lifestyle. If this is a determining factor, consider the perks of living on either the top, middle, or bottom floor.  Top Floor Living on the top floor means that you will rarely have to deal with noise from foot traffic […]

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Advice for First-Time Renters

Being a first-time renter is a huge milestone, but it does not come without lots of new responsibilities. You will have more freedom living on your own, but you will also have new expenses, such as utilities, that have never been your responsibility before. Make your first renting experience a great one by following these […]

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Housewarming Party Tips

Moving into a new home or apartment is an exciting milestone. What better way to show your new home to all your friends and family than with a housewarming party? If you are planning on hosting one, here are the rules you should follow: RSVPs Asking for RSVPs will make things much easier for you […]

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Why You Should Get Involved in Your HOA

Have you decided to move to a home within a homeowners association? If so, consider getting involved by joining your board, attending meetings, or taking on a role in neighborhood events. This is a great way to meet neighbors as well as give your input on rules that you may disagree with. The rules and […]

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Benefits of Renting vs. Owning a Home

Are you struggling to decide between renting a home or owning one? It is an understandable internal battle, and renting and owning both have their pros and cons. These factors about renting should be considered when making a decision between renting or buying. Flexibility One of the biggest benefits of renting is the freedom it […]

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To Rent or Not to Rent

While renting a home provides you with more flexibility and requires less maintenance than buying a home would, renting does not come without some degree of risk. Most times, potential tenants are unaware of problems with the rental, such as pests or HVAC issues. Tenants may not always get to choose who services their rental, […]

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The Guide to Moving Out for the First Time

Are you moving out for the first time? If so, you are probably feeling lots of excitement along with some nerves, too. It can be a big adjustment, so follow these tips to make moving out for the first time a seamless process: Finance Planning Moving out on your own often means financing for yourself, […]

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What To Do After Moving In

Moving into a new home is a lengthy process, and most people don’t feel settled until they have unpacked their bags and boxes. However, the things you do after moving in actually make a bigger impact than unpacking does. As soon as you move in, you should work towards learning how your new home functions […]

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Maximize Your Small Bathroom

If you are renting a smaller apartment, you may think that you have slim opportunities to decorate and show off your personality inside your new place. There are tons of ways to make small areas look both beautiful and functional. If you want to spice up your new bathroom, follow these tips: Neat Display Your […]

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Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

When buying a larger house, you may be excited about the space you will be gaining, but it also comes with some hidden costs that you might not have considered. Some people may need a bigger space because their family is growing, but if you are considering moving into a larger home just for the […]

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Light Up a Dim Apartment

Good lighting can sometimes be hard to find when apartment hunting on a budget. Or perhaps it is not at the top of your list of priorities, falling behind important features like storage space, square footage, and appliances. If you desire a brighter living space, try these solutions: Natural Light Natural light is one of […]

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Transferring Apartments in the Same Building

Maybe you are ready to downsize or you want to move into a bigger space. Whatever the reason may be, if your apartment needs have changed, transferring apartments in your building may be the perfect solution. There are a few things to keep in mind when doing so: Contact Landlord You should first contact your […]

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Is It Time for You to Move Out?

If you have been nestled into your current apartment for a while now, you may be beginning to feel antsy. Sure, you have made it feel homey and comfortable, but there are many factors that can contribute to the feelings of wanting to uproot. Whether it be due to financial reasons, social reasons, or a […]

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Warm Up Your Apartment

If you are renting an apartment, it is probably not feasible for you to add insulation to the walls, floors, and ceilings for those colder months. Did you know that you can warm up your home simply by decorating? Here’s how: Rugs Hard floors, such as laminate or ceramic tile, can certainly feel chilly during […]

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Soundproofing Your Apartment

Many people that live in apartments have to deal with noisy upstairs neighbors or the sound of traffic outside their windows. The constant noise can become very frustrating and can sometimes seem unavoidable. However, soundproofing is always an option. Here are a few simple strategies to help in soundproofing your apartment: Front Door Sweep If […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating Your Apartment

Moving into your first apartment is a huge milestone and it can be tempting to shop until you drop, purchasing everything you need in one trip. This is especially true if your apartment is lacking the bare essentials. If you want your apartment to really feel like home, you will need to go without for […]

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Say Goodbye to These Items Before Moving

De-cluttering before you move can be overwhelming; you may feel like you are throwing every single one of your belongings away. You probably won’t use those hand towels that have never seen the outside of your linen closet at your new home if you never used them at your old one. If you are having […]

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Living in a Small Apartment

Living in a small apartment means making every square foot count. You don’t have to feel cramped just because your home is smaller than you’d like! Here are some tips on how to maximize the space inside your home: Vertical Racks Vertical racks can help prevent cluttered areas in your apartment. You can use over-the-door […]

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Protecting Your Furniture During Your Move

Moving large pieces of furniture is one of the most stressful, strenuous parts of moving, especially if you are moving on your own. Protecting your furniture should be your top priority so nothing ends up damaged or scratched before it even gets to your new home. Disassemble Your Furniture Not all furniture should be disassembled […]

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Simplify Your Move with Trash Bags

When you are preparing to move, you may panic wondering how you are going to pack all of your belongings. Do you have room for all those boxes? Where is it all going to go? You may not have realized that there are plenty of uses for trash bags when moving, and it’s not just […]

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Dog-Proofing Your New Home

After moving in to a new place, you may be worried about how your pet will behave in an unfamiliar environment. They may react by getting into anything and everything or snooping around in places they don’t belong. You may feel like dog-proofing your home is just another chore added to the list, but you […]

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Packing for Your College Apartment

If you are a college student moving into a new place, you may be wondering what you need to pack. But the real question is how do you pack? There is only so much room for all your belongings, especially if you are sharing your new apartment with a roommate. Follow these tips to making […]

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Avoid Common Moving Mistakes

Moving is rarely a stress-free process. It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic hustle involved in relocating all of your belongings into a new place. After reading these tips, you will be able to avoid some of that stress the next time you move. Damaging Furniture Items like sofas, chairs, desks, and other […]

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How To Be A Good Tenant

When renting an apartment, you may have a great landlord or a not-so-pleasant one. But imagine how landlords feel when they have not-so-pleasant tenants. Foster a positive relationship with the person you rent from; it goes a long way! Honesty is the Best Policy When you’re dying to get on the top of the applicant […]

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Save Energy in Your Apartment

When renting, it may not be feasible to invest in energy-saving innovations that homeowners have. But that doesn’t mean that being energy-efficient is completely out of reach! Here are some steps you can take to be more environmentally-friendly and save money: Turn Thermostat Down at Night Turn your thermostat down 7-10 degrees when you go […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Apartment Living

Moving into an apartment for the first time is a new, exciting experience that has plenty of perks, but it also has downfalls. You’re finally living on your own and can have the freedom you’ve always desired. However, there is always the possibility of facing the struggles of bad roommates, unpleasant landlords, and problems with […]

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Things to Consider About Homeowners Associations

When considering buying into a homeowners association, it is best to educate yourself on the specific homeowners association you may be interested in. HOAs can be quite useful, that is, if they have proper management and share goals similar to yours. Since homeowners associations do have a significant amount of control over your property and […]

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Managing Rent as a College Student

Moving out of the dorms can be a huge adjustment. You go from campus living that provides you with a meal plan, walking distance from classes, and friends that live just a few floors down to an entirely new place with a change in lifestyle. While it gives you much more freedom than before, it […]

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Questions to Ask Before Renting

Have you finally found the perfect place to rent? When you find a beautiful new home or apartment, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping for new furniture and basking in the ambiance of your new place. Before signing that lease, there are a few things you will need […]

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Apartment Rental Secrets

When hunting for a new apartment, there are some basic tips and tricks to follow, such as checking for a pet fee, testing the water pressure, and inquiring about other fees that may be incurred. However, there are some secrets we would like to let you in on to make sure you are getting the […]

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What To Expect From An HOA

If you are unfamiliar with homeowners associations, let us explain! Condos, townhomes, or free-standing homes in neighborhoods with shared amenities and common areas are most likely maintained by a homeowners association (HOA). HOAs help to keep your community looking immaculate and functioning properly.  HOA Responsibilities Rather than just any homeowner in the neighborhood fixing any […]

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3 Tips to Renting Successfully as a Pet Owner

Pets are great companions in our lives. There are many health benefits of owning a pet. They help increase the opportunity to go outside and exercise. Similarly, they help manage loneliness and owning a pet creates a bond between the two of you. However, sharing an apartment with your animal friend adds a layer of […]

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Renting Vs. Buying A Home

Are you weighing the rent vs. buying decision? Both have upsides and drawbacks. The answer depends on multiple factors, including finances, long-term plans, and the real estate market in your area. Here are a few questions to decide whether or not to rent or buy a home: How long do you plan to stay in […]

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Renting in College: House vs. Apartment

When choosing your next living space in your college town, you may be struggling to decide between an apartment or a house. There are pros and cons to both options, so we have compiled a few things to consider when making your final decision! The Benefits of Renting a House Space Renting a house typically […]

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Tips for College Students Looking to Rent

Every college student looks forward to the day that they get to have their own space. Maybe you had to endure the close quarters and slim privacy of the dorm life, but now it is finally time to choose your own place. This is such an exciting time, but there are a few things you […]

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3 Tips for Running an HOA

Running an HOA is a huge responsibility. In order to have a stress-free community, it is important to create rules that are both enforceable and flexible. Build a community that people will love to live in! Make Rules that Community Members Can Follow As mentioned, when establishing rules for your community, make them reasonable. Over-the-top […]

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Renting an Apartment

The process of renting an apartment can be a tricky process. With having to find the right neighborhood, the right place, and especially the right price. It is a rite of passage that many adults starting off with “adulting” have to do. Here are a few tips to help you find your first apartment and […]

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5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Home

Here at Wilson Property Management, we understand the hassle of finding your dream home. We know the process requires a lot of time and effort. Which is why we have made of list of 5 tips for finding your perfect home. 1. Research First and foremost, before buying a home, you want to do some […]

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Reasons to Live Off-Campus in College

While some colleges require that students live on campus during their first year, others do not. If you are a student (or parent) struggling to decide whether you (or your child) should live off-campus, Wilson Property Management has a few pointers for you! Save Money The cost of living in dorms can sometimes be extreme. […]

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Benefits of Renting to College Students

Millions of students enter universities across the country every year. College towns have a constant demand for housing that never fades. Students tend to be open to any apartments, houses, duplexes, etc. as long as they have a roof over their heads. With that being said, college students will likely have lower expectations for housing […]

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A College Student’s Guide to Renting

Renting your first apartment or house in college can be confusing. It’s a whole new experience, and there are many questions that need to be asked to ensure that you are satisfied with your new humble abode. Rent-Related Questions: What’s included in the rent? For example, wifi, utilities, and television may or may not be […]

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3 Advantages Of Living In An HOA

A homeowners’ association (HOA) is an organization in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium that makes and enforces rules for the properties and their residents. When you buy a property in an HOA, you become a member of the community and are required to pay dues, known as HOA fees. Living in an HOA has […]

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Advertising Your Listing

Using a real estate agent to advertise your property is an excellent choice to get your listing the exposure it needs. These agents not only are up to speed with the laws and regulations in their area, but also have access to the MLS Database which other agents can search on. This database has the […]

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Why You Should Choose Us

Wilson Property Management proudly serves the Raleigh area by offering rentals, sales, and property management services. We were established in 1989 and have always made sure to add a personal touch to every sale. There are plenty of property management services out there, but WPM stands out from the rest. We currently manage 16 associations […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Home or Apartment

Now that you’ve found the perfect home or apartment to rent. It’s important to make sure that the property you’re looking for really is the right place for you and your loved ones to live. Here are 10 questions you need to ask before signing any residential rental lease. 1, How much do you need […]

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3 Things Every Student-Renter Needs To Know For College Housing

The need for college housing both on and off campus has increased because more people are getting a higher education level. Even after undergraduate programs, students are seeking graduate degrees. This has increased the need for college housing. Renting in a university town off-campus can be a great option for students who are ready to […]

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