Security Deposits: How to get them back

Once you move out of an apartment getting your security deposit back can be a nice financial addition that you weren’t necessarily expecting. You can use the money to help pay for moving cost, put it down as a new deposit, or even treat yourself to something nice. The key is that you leave your apartment in the right shape to get it back. Here are a few tips.


Clean, clean, clean: once you are ready to move, get out the mop and bucket and a little elbow grease and give everting a detailed cleaning. However, do not worry about normal wear and tear on the carpet, walls or anywhere else. Renters will not be dinged for that.


Take trash: many apartments will charge a disposal fee for any large items left in the apartment. So check the balcony, patio and closets to make sure you are not leaving anything behind.


Know your rights: if you do not get your deposit back, landlords are supposed to provide a detailed letter in writing by law. So be sure to get one if they are withholding any bit of your deposit.

Apartment Renting Tips: When Should You Move

There is no right or wrong answer to the question of “When is the best time to rent an apartment” because the answers boil down to what you value most. Potential renters can save money by scoring a move-in deal during certain times of the year and other times they will have ample choice of apartment listings because everyone is moving. If you are thinking of moving into a Redlands apartment, here are a few tips.


Best time to save: winter is generally the best time to save money on an apartment by scoring a “move-in” discount or deal. Apartment renting is slow during the winter and open units can sit unoccupied for weeks and months on end. Many apartment complexes will offer huge discounts during this time of the year.


Choice and options: if finding the right apartment is what you value most, the best time to move is during the summer. Apartments experience ample turnover rates during June to September, so if choice is what you are after, waiting until the middle of the year to find a new apartment.

Where to Get Great Sushi in Riverside

Let’s eat! The beginning year is always about pushing your limits and trying something new. Well, let 2016 be the time to explore new and interesting cuisines (who wants to keep eating at the same boring restaurants?). Sushi can be off limits for some eaters, however, raw fish is simply amazing (once you get used to it) and a sushi dining experience can be one of the best dining options around. Here are three great sushi locations to try near your Riverside apartment. Good eating and enjoy!


Sushi Ok

5228 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

Phone number: (951) 689-8054


Sushi Asahi

2955 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92503

Phone number: (951) 637-1313


Sushi Station

19029 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92508

Phone number: (951) 789-0068


Joe’s Sushi Japanese Restaurant

9555 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92503

Phone number: (951) 446-1861