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5 Ways First Site Uses Technology to Make Your Life Easier

It’s the 21st century, and while some places are still catching up with the times, First Site is up to date!

If you rent from First Site, you’ll have the fortune of being able to get updates and reminders about important information anywhere you go (you can even pay your rent from your phone).

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What Is The First Site Experience? Customer Service You Can Depend On

You’ve probably heard the slogan thrown around: “Live First Site.”

But what does it mean to live with First Site? Why should you sign your apartment with us, the place you’re going to call home for the next two (or more) years? What do we have to offer?

We have the whole package to offer....

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What To Do When You Have A Problem At First Site

Imagine these scenarios:

  1. It’s the middle of summer and you have ants in your kitchen.
  2. It’s the dead of winter and your heat goes out
  3. It’s been raining for three days straight and you’re catching water in pots and pans.

These sound like a nightmare!

Luckily, with our maintenance services, you...

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What To Expect From First Site on Move-In Day

Well, it’s official. You’ve signed the lease, picked up the keys, and have started loading your car with all the essentials of living the college life. You’ve been waiting for so long to move out of your parents' house, or that dorm you’ve been trapped in for the last two years.

But with moving...

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Bring Your Roommate: 6 Campus Activities to Bond Over

If you want a happy partnership, you’re going to need to bond.

And to bond, you’ll need to spend time together (outside of the apartment!).

But what is there to do? Well, if you’re near a college campus, there’s always something going on. And if you live further off campus to the point where...

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How to Set Up a Chore Chart For Your Apartment

Living with someone means sharing your life with them.

You share Sunday breakfast, cold winter nights, and 3 a.m. homework marathons.

It also means you share something more intimate, something that no one likes talking about: chores. And everybody knows you have to do it in order to maintain any...

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5 Strategies for Vetting Your Potential New Roommate

If you're looking for a roommate, this is the post for you.

What you’re looking for in a roommate solely depends on how you live and what you like, so trust your judgment when it comes to finding a new living partner! You don’t want to be locked in a miserable lease for 10-12 months.

Here are...

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A Guide to Breaking Up with Your Roommate

“It’s not you, it’s me. I just don’t think we can do this anymore.”

The words you’ve dreaded hearing: the sounds of your roommate breaking up with you.

Or wait, are they coming out of your mouth instead?

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What Does an Apartment Cost in Bloomington-Normal?

If you’ve chosen to live in Bloomington-Normal, congratulations. You’ve made a great choice.

More than 132,000 people live in the area, which boasts dozens of great places to eat, opportunities for the arts and theater, sporting events, recreation, and, of course, some amazing places to shop.

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Apartment Living Can Be More Affordable Than Dorm Life

You may think that living in the dorms is the cheapest option for room and board while you’re at school.

However, living in an apartment is typically more cost-effective than living in a dorm.

Here are the factors you need to check before making your decision.

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