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Making Your Apartment Cozy for Winter

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Nov 30, 2018 3:36:52 PM

We know once the weather gets colder outside the first thing we want to do is reach to turn up the thermostat. Turning on the heat too early or too often usually ends in higher energy bills. 

Take a look at these tips on ways for you to stay cozy inside of your apartment this winter without blasting the heat. 

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Topics: Apartment Living

how to host Thanksgiving in your Apartment

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Nov 8, 2018 12:19:44 PM

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task no matter what size of home you live in, and even more so if your residence is an apartment.

While the idea of hosting Thanksgiving in your small apartment might seem scary, it can actually be quite fun, charming, and cozy if know how to do it. That's why we've put together a few tips on how you can host a great Thanksgiving in your very own apartment!

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Topics: Apartment Living, Holiday

5 Great Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Sep 26, 2018 2:39:28 PM

Let's just start off by saying that all dogs are wonderful animals and whatever breed is your favorite that's great! However, there are certain characteristics that fit better in close quarters environment that is apartment living.

If you're considering bringing a furry friend home with you to your apartment, you should also be sure to check with your apartment management staff to see if there are any breeds that are off limits. Typically dog breeds that have a reputation for being more aggressive aren't allowed in most apartment complexes.

Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the best breeds of fur babies for apartment life!

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Topics: Apartment Living

3 Pro Exercise Tips for Beginners

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Aug 23, 2018 9:39:06 AM

Did you know that here at Cleveland Crossing we have a fully equipped gym? For all of our awesome residents, one of the many amenities available to you is our workout room. Complete with both cardio and strength training equipment, our gym is the perfect fit for anyone trying to get fit!

Here are some tips on how you can get fitter and stronger in the gym every day!

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Topics: Apartment Living, Health and Fitness

5 Fun Ideas to Decorate Your Apartment

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Jul 19, 2018 2:34:48 PM

If you thought you needed a big house in order to have nice looking decorations or good feng shui, we'd like to ask you to think again! No matter what size apartment home you live in, there are always great ways to make it feel like a home and style it in a way that shows off your personality.

Keep reading to find some great ideas for making your apartment truly yours.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Master the Summer Cookout With These Great Grill Recipes!

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Jun 15, 2018 9:03:36 AM

Summer is just around the corner (or already here, depending on who's watching the thermostat), and who doesn't love a good old-fashioned cookout to kick off the summer fun?

Cooking on the grill has been a staple of family get togethers, pool parties, and neighborhood soirees as long as anyone can remember. Some families even go as far as having grill competitions to see who will be crowned grill master of the year!

As the weather warms up, get out your favorite grill spatula, tongs, and spices, and get ready to sizzle with these delicious summer grill recipes! 

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Topics: Apartment Living

Enjoy the great outdoors with these scenic hiking destinations near Raleigh, NC

Posted by Emily Park on May 15, 2018 4:22:15 PM

While we love the Raleigh area’s great restaurants, fun bars, and shopping venues, sometimes we just need a day to escape the bustle and reconnect with nature. After all, not only is walking or hiking outdoors great exercise, but recent studies show that spending time in green spaces reduces our cortisol (stress) levels significantly.

Fortunately, the Raleigh area offers some great hiking options that are convenient to the city, too, so it’s easy to escape for a Saturday without spending a long time in the car. Below you’ll find a list of nearby hiking spots well-suited for those at all levels—from families just looking for an ideal picnic spot to experienced hikers looking for a place to camp for the weekend.

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Topics: Life in Garner

Start the day well with these great breakfast spots in Garner, NC

Posted by Emily Park on Apr 20, 2018 9:45:32 AM

There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to get the day off to a great start. Whether you’re planning a breakfast meeting with a client or looking for a weekend brunch spot, Garner, NC has you covered!

Of course, Garner has the typical breakfast staples such as IHOP and Starbucks. But in this post, we’ll look at a few places with a little more local flavor. Here are some of the most notable local breakfast spots:

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Topics: Life in Garner

Signs you’re ready to buy a home vs. signs you should keep renting

Posted by Emily Park on Mar 14, 2018 5:28:57 PM

There are major benefits to renting an apartment (such as zero yard work, minimal maintenance, and great community amenities), but there’s also something to be said for buying a house or condominium.

In most cases, it depends on your situation—your finances, your career, and your overall lifestyle preferences. Here’s a quick guide to help you gauge whether you're ready to buy or should keep renting:

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A quick overview of renter’s insurance

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 16, 2018 9:26:31 AM

There are many perks to renting an apartment rather than owning a home: no yard work, no property taxes, and someone else to handle (and pay for!) maintenance work. You won’t need to worry about insuring the property, since the apartment complex already has a policy in place.

You'll still need to have a plan for if an accident or natural disaster causes damage to your personal possessions. For example, a water leak could not only damage your apartment flooring (which your landlord is responsible for), but ruin your furniture or stereo system. You'd be on the hook for the cost of replacing those personal items.

That’s where a renter’s insurance policy comes to the rescue!

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Topics: Apartment Living