|  Purchasing a Home

10 Tips for Moving From an Apartment to a House

After years of renting apartments, you’re ready to buy your first home. This is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be overwhelming and even a little scary. To help you keep organized from the time you make an offer until you’re getting settled in, we’re sharing 20 tips to make moving from an apartment to a house easier and more enjoyable.

5 Tips to Find the Right Home

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 |  Local Fun

10 Activities at Bde Maka Ska

May in Minneapolis is a beautiful time of year, offering much-needed sunshine and warmth after a long winter. We know you’re looking for things to do outdoors, and if you’re renting an apartment in Uptown, you’re in luck — you’re only a few blocks from Bde Maka Ska, the largest lake in Minneapolis. To help you feel inspired to get outdoors, we’re sharing 10 of our favorite things to do at Bde Maka Ska.

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 |  Financial, Purchasing a Home

5 Ways to Fix Your Credit Before Buying a House

You’ve been living in an apartment for several years, and while you appreciate the freedom they offer, you’re ready to plant some roots and buy a home. You have money saved for a down payment and know the neighborhood you want to live in, but now, the problem holding you back is your credit score. If you’re concerned it’s too low to get a mortgage, or at least a decent rate, we’re sharing 5 ways to fix your credit before buying a house.

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 |  Rental Apartments

8 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy in an Apartment

If you live in an apartment, a cat can make a perfect companion. They’re fairly low maintenance and lower energy, especially once they’re adults. However, they need more than the bare minimum to be happy, so if you want to avoid having your furniture scratched up or cleaning up messes due to litter box aversion, we’re sharing 8 ways to keep your cat happy in an apartment.

Creating a Cat...

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 |  Horticulture/Environment, Interior Design, Rental Apartments

8 Best Houseplants for Apartments

Whether you want to add pops of color, bring more personality into your home, or even cleanse the air quality, house plants are a great option. However, when you’re living in an apartment, indoor gardening can be a bit of a challenge due to space, low light, or lack of gardening knowledge. To help you find the right plants for your Uptown, MN apartment, we’re sharing the 8 best houseplants for apartments, divided into groups to improve your chance of success.

Best Houseplants for Apartments with Minimal Light

If you have an apartment where natural light i...

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 |  Local Fun, Rental Apartments

5 Ways to Make Uptown, MN Feel Like Home

Moving to Minneapolis, whether it’s for work or school, is an exciting opportunity, but it can also be daunting, especially if you’re moving alone. You may find your new apartment to be lonely or feel overwhelmed by the idea of going out and meeting new people. If you’ve moved into an Uptown, MN apartment and are looking to get more acclimated, we’re sharing five ways to smooth your adjustment and make your new neighborhood feel like home.

Find Local Events

Uptown and the surrounding neighborhoods have frequent outdoor events, especially from ...

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 |  Home Maintenance, Home Organization, Rental Apartments

5 Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Spring

The transition from late winter into early spring means new growth and new beginnings, but it can also mean an increase in allergy symptoms. Dust and allergens may have built up in your apartment combining with rapid weather changes and plant growth outside can make this time of year a bit rough on your health. To help you feel your best, we’re sharing some tips on how you can clean and prepare your apartment this spring.

Kick Off Your Shoes

Think about where you walk in a day – city sidewalks, public restrooms, a quick shortcut through the grass – ...

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 |  Horticulture/Environment, Local Fun

The Top 4 Early Spring Outdoor Activities in Uptown

While it’s still pretty chilly outside, the worst of winter has passed, and now we’re seeing longer days and the first peek of crocuses and daffodils. We’re definitely ready to get back outside, and fortunately, living in Uptown and near the Chain of Lakes means there’s plenty to do. To give you a bit of inspiration, we wanted to share our top 5 outdoor activities for Uptown residents during early spring.

Ice Skate at Lake of the Isles Park

While it’s not as bitterly cold as it was, it’s still cold enough for some end-of-the-season...

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 |  Home Organization, Interior Design, Rental Apartments

Organizing Your Apartment’s Kitchen

You want a spacious, beautifully organized kitchen where all your tools and appliances are neatly tucked away and you have ample space for spices and ingredients. But the reality is that most apartments have small kitchens with minimal space, and all the “organizing hacks” you see online involve structural updates that you simply can’t do in an apartment. We understand the struggle is real, so we’re sharing some simple tips for organizing your apartment’s kitchen that will give you the space you need without affecting your security deposit.

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 |  Purchasing a Home

Transitioning from Renter to Homeowner

If you’re considering buying your first home, it’s important to be aware that there are several ways that buying and owning a home is significantly different than renting. While homeownership is an amazing, empowering experience, if you don’t know what to expect, it can be challenging and stressful. We want you to buy a home with confidence and love owning your own place, so we’re sharing what you need to know to make the transition from renting to buying as smooth as possible.

Buying a Home is a Process

When it comes to renting, it’s a f...

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