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15th December, 2018
7 Great Ideas for a Philadelphia Date Night

Philadelphia is one of the most exciting cities in the world offering visitors and residents a vibrant nightlife. From first dates to wedding anniversaries, there are so many special things to do that appeal to romantics and adventure-seekers and everyone in between. So even though it’s cold outside, make plans to leave your Philadelphia apartment […]

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29th November, 2018
Top 10 Things for Kids and Families to Do in Philadelphia

When planning a family vacation or exploring the city if you are lucky enough to live in any of our apartments in Philadelphia, the rich historical sites immediately beckon. While those attractions are incredible and on every must-see list, there are also numerous places to take the kids to burn off some energy and even […]

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15th October, 2018
State of Center City, Philadelphia 2018 – Part 2

According to the ‘State of Center City’ report published in 2018 by the Center City District (CCD) in conjunction with Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF), there has never been a better time to live, work or play in Center City, Philadelphia.  This month we share the rest of the […]

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15th September, 2018
State of Center City, Philadelphia 2018 – Part 1

Center City continues to prosper in every sector — from the economy to healthcare, education, culture, and more — yet, there is still room for improvement. According to the ‘State of Center City’ report published in 2018 by the Center City District (CCD) in conjunction with Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation […]

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21st August, 2018
Philadelphia Apartment Rental Base Growing Faster Than Other Major Cities

In the past decade, Philadelphia’s base of renters has seen an incredible surge and now rivals the homeowner population in this city of approximately 1.5 million people. According to a recent study from online rental and real estate company Zillow, the number of Philadelphians renting properties rose 6.1 percentage points from 2006 to 2016. Since […]

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15th July, 2018
How to Get Organized

It’s summertime, and thoughts are naturally turning to the beach and vacation. Probably the last thing you want to hear about is getting organized. Cleaning up your cluttered desk is probably up there with doing the dishes or taking out the garbage. But, what if we told you that getting organized can actually INCREASE your […]

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30th June, 2018
How to Complain Like a Pro

Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who died at the too-young age of 47, famously delivered a Last Lecture that inspired hundreds of thousands. He offered a thoughtful critique of the universal human problem of complaining. “If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be […]

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28th May, 2018
How to Prevent Bed Bugs

  According  to  a  survey  released  by  the  National  Pest  Management  Association  (NPMA),  one  in  five  Americans  has  either  dealt  with  a  bed  bug  infestation  or  knows  someone  who  has.  You should be able to sleep a little easier knowing that we follow best practices to prevent bed bugs at all of our apartments in […]

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16th April, 2018
Beat the Burnout

According to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps, more than half (52 percent) of workers said they are stressed at work on a day-to-day basis, and 60 percent reported work-related pressure has increased in the last five years. 54 percent of CFOs acknowledged their teams are stressed, and 55 percent said worker anxiety is […]

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15th March, 2018
Center City Philadelphia Apartments Boom

2016 was an exemplary year for the development of new apartments in Center City: 2,506 new units were created for the market, surpassing the previous record of 2,168 in 2013. The downtown area saw a surge in apartment and commercial/residential developments, while outlying areas saw an increase in single-family homes and other multi-family units. These […]

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31st December, 2017
No Advice Like Snow Advice

Is there anything better than a snow day? Well, maybe when we were kids, but if you are trying to get to or from work it can be an absolute mess. Although we have not seen much wintery weather from the windows of our Philadelphia apartments, our friends in Erie, Pennsylvania have another freezing cold […]

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25th December, 2017
Saving Money After the Holidays

Although the stock market may be breaking records and Bitcoin approaches (gasp!) $20,000, many of us living in apartments in Philadelphia are simply trying to stretch our dollars and keep our debt as low as possible, especially after the holidays when credit card bills are coming due — a reckoning for the egg nog induced […]

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15th November, 2017
Stop the Mailbox Madness

Swamped by all of those unsolicited credit card offers clogging up your mailbox?  Tired of trekking catalogs and junk mail to the recycling bin? All of this unwanted mail creates nothing but headaches and wasted paper, so it’s no wonder putting an end to it is a priority for many people renting apartments in Philadelphia […]

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1st November, 2017
New Survey Highlights Apartments in Center City

Philadelphia’s Center City, (the fastest growing residential neighborhood in Philadelphia) is currently experiencing a shift in housing preferences from ownership to rental that is also impacting other major cities across the U.S. This is having a major impact on the local real estate market and development priorities for apartments in Center City and other “hot” […]

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5th October, 2017
Demand for Philadelphia Apartments is Very Strong

Apartment building and refurbishment in Philadelphia is accelerating at an unprecedented pace and demand for Center City Philadelphia apartments is soaring. According to a recent study entitled 2017 Housing Report: Building on Optimism, 2,506 new housing units in the Greater Center City (the fastest growing residential neighborhood in Philadelphia) were completed by 2016, exceeding the […]

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15th September, 2017
Rising Demand for Apartments in Philadelphia

In recent years, Philadelphia has been experiencing a surge in apartment building construction and renovation, even though the bulk of these renovations have been primarily taking place in the Greater Center City. According to a recent article that was published in Curbed, “in Center City alone, about 30 residential projects are currently under construction or have been […]

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15th December, 2016
Why Center City Philadelphia is Booming

Anyone living in our stunning new apartments in Center City, Philadelphia knows this is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the country to live and work. But did you know that Center City is only 7.7 square miles — encompassing just 6-percent of Philadelphia’s total land area?  However, the area holds nearly half (42%) of the Philadelphia’s 684,500 […]

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29th August, 2016
Are Affordable Philadelphia Rentals Disappearing?

Renting an apartment in Philadelphia is becoming very difficult for those who make less than $23.27 per hour, according to the 2016 Out of Reach report, issued by the National Low Incoming Housing Coalition (NLIHC).  The purpose of NLIHC, which was established in 1974, is to both educate and affect public policy such as raising the […]

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22nd August, 2016
Philadelphia Welcomes the Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the “birthplace of democracy”, is making history once more when the 2016 Democratic National Convention descended on this historic city on July 25-28, 2016.  This time around, Philadelphia needed a slightly larger venue than what the Founding Fathers once used to write the Declaration of Independence.  The Convention will be held in the enormous Wells Fargo […]

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24th February, 2016
Getting Along With Your Neighbors

Why can’t we all just get along?  Let’s face it, living with parents, roommates or neighbors isn’t always easy.  The key to successful Philadelphia apartment living?  Good communication.  It’s often the best way to prevent and resolve conflict before it boils over.  You don’t have to be best friends or spend the Super Bowl together […]

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15th February, 2016
How to Relax and Avoid Burnout

Burnout is more than just stress— burnout is when your mind and body are trying to tell you that you need to make a change.  Do you find yourself withdrawing from work and caring less about results?  Are you working harder, often mechanically or to the point of exhaustion?  Are you acting like a robot […]

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16th November, 2015
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31st October, 2015
Tips for Preventing Identity Theft – Part 2

The 2015 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that $16 billion was stolen from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, compared with $18 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier.  Across the country, there was a new identity fraud victim every two seconds in 2014. Of particular interest to many of […]

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15th October, 2015
Tips for Preventing Identity Theft – Part 1

Identity theft is a problem any time of the year and we thought it might be helpful to share some tips and best practices for avoiding becoming a victim of identity theft with our Philly apartment residents.  According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 783 data breaches in 2014. In addition, the Federal […]

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1st June, 2015
Demand for Newly Renovated Philadelphia Apartments Surging

A recent study of 27,642 apartment residents nationwide, who self-identified their apartment lifestyle preferences in an exclusive survey by J Turner Research in partnership with Multifamily Executive, highlighted some interesting trends in apartment living. According to the industry Report, “Resident Lifestyle Preferences: An Insight,” 25 percent of the residents are renters by choice, noting they […]

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15th May, 2015
Preventing Identity Theft Starts With Your Mailbox

Identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) national ranking of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year with a total of 332,646 complaints.  Although most identity theft now occurs electronically, your identity can still be easily stolen by criminals who make use of what you toss in your garbage, too. Trash facilities and recycling […]

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1st May, 2015
Demand for Center City Philadelphia Apartments on the Rise

According to a new report, entitled Center City Reports: Housing, Sustaining Momentum, published by the Center City District/Central Philadelphia Development Corporation residential construction in Center City maintained a very strong pace in 2014 as 1,983 new units were brought to market, including 1,358 apartments, 183 condominiums, and 442 single-family homes, with rental rates increasing in […]

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16th April, 2015
Watch Your Waist Open House This Saturday

Spring is (finally) here and we are getting back to our (nearly forgotten) New Year’s Resolutions with a renewed focus on health and wellness for everyone in our Post Brothers community!  What better way to look and feel our best before beach season than by joining us at our Watch Your Waist Open House, Saturday […]

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30th March, 2015
Sustainable Philly Apartments Start With You

Sustainability and smart environmental stewardship has always been an important priority for many in our Philadelphia apartment community.  Being more careful about what you buy, consume, and throw away may not seem like the most exciting way to make a difference in the environment, but it is the little things that make a difference and […]

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8th March, 2015
An Electrician for Your Philadelphia Apartment

Each year 67,800 fires result from home electrical problems, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Twice as many of those are due to improper wiring as appliance failures. Imagine you are getting dressed for work in the morning and the bathroom light doesn’t turn on.  A brand new light bulb does not solve the problem, […]

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22nd February, 2015
Don’t Bring the Noise in Your Philadelphia Apartment

When you make the decision to living in Post Brothers apartments in Philadelphia, it’s important to remember that we live in a community with others and that means we have a responsibility to be respectful to our neighbors and keep noise to a minimum so we do not disturb others. To keep everyone happy and […]

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8th February, 2015
How to Drop Your Water Usage

You can reduce the water consumption in your Philly apartment by 20-40 percent without purchasing expensive equipment. Reducing water use can mean substantial savings on water, sewage and energy bills for your building, which can mean less of a need to increase rent and the ability to offer more amenities – as well as doing […]

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31st January, 2015
10 Fire Safety Tips for Your Philadelphia Apartment

The safety of residents living in our luxury Philadelphia apartments is our number one priority.  We often discuss basic fire safety and prevention measures on these pages because fire emergency preparedness is one of the most important things we can all do to protect our family, friends, neighbors and pets. Here are 10 simple fire safety tips everyone should follow: […]

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15th January, 2015
Are Uninsured Apartments in Philadelphia Flirting With Disaster?

Although you might wish that it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, if you think apartments in Philadelphia are immune from damage caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and floods and that you don’t need to insure against these natural disasters you may want to think again.  According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), nearly half of […]

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26th December, 2014
How to Protect Luxury Apartments in Philadelphia from Burglars

Post Brothers makes every effort to maintain a safe and secure environment in our luxury Philadelphia apartments. However, even the safest luxury apartments in Philadelphia can experience a burglary. Residents can protect themselves and their possessions by taking a few simple precautions. Here are 8 tips to protect your Philly apartment from burglars. 1.  Install double-cylinder, […]

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12th December, 2014
Energy Saving Tips for Philly Apartments

Who said it’s not easy being green?  You’re already on the right track if you are looking at Green Philly apartments from Post Brothers. If you are looking to reduce expenses for your Philadelphia apartment and make a huge difference in the environment, we wanted to offer ten tips to save green and go green this year! 1. […]

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30th November, 2014
Conserving Water One Drop at a Time

Water conservation is an important issue for every apartment in Philadelphia —and not just because we want to be environmentally responsible.  An equally important reason is that we want to keep rent as low as possible. According to the EPA, each American uses an average of 100 gallons of water a day at home. Here’s […]

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15th November, 2014
A Quieter Apartment in Philadelphia

Let’s face it, Eminem is not meant to be played at low-volume, but when you live in an apartment in Philadelphia, it’s important to be considerate of others and turn down the noise — at least sometimes. Noise is a concern for every resident and because you live in a community, it’s important to understand that […]

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30th October, 2014
How to Choose a Fire Extinguisher for Your Philly Apartment

Do you need a fire extinguisher for your Philly apartment?  Fire extinguishers reduce the potential for damage which keeps insurance premiums and rent prices down. Several types of fire extinguishers are available, and each has a specific use. How Many? Common household fire extinguishers are only intended to snuff out small blazes before they become […]

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1st October, 2014
Philly Apartments and Noisy Neighbors

Noise is a reality in Philly apartments because renters live in such close proximity, it’s essential that we consider the effect noise will have on our neighbors when deciding on floor coverings  and where to mount the flat-screen television. We—you and your neighbors—all have a right to enjoy our apartment in peace and to furnish […]

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24th September, 2014
Save Money on Renters Insurance for Your Philadelphia Apartment

When you rent your home, insurance is essential to protect your property and household goods.  Comparison shopping for the best rates on renters insurance for your Philadelphia apartment will certainly save you some money, but you also can save by following these tips: –  Choose a higher deductible—increasing your deductible by just a few hundred […]

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15th September, 2014
Philly Apartment Fire Safety

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that in 2012 there were 365,000 home fires causing $5.7 billion dollars of damage. Most in-home fires are caused by ordinary things around your apartment like a stove burner, candle, space heater or extension cord. Forgetfulness, poor judgment and carelessness make ordinary appliances and every day activities dangerous. However, […]

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1st September, 2014
When the Bark is Worse Than the Bite

Living in a Philadelphia apartment with a pet means you always have company when you come home.  Man’s best friend is always at the door with a wag of a tail and a friendly face. But dogs left alone all day get bored and restless, just like people and many dogs find relief in barking. […]

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15th August, 2014
Financial Advantages of Renting Apartments in Philadelphia

While many people strive to one day own a home, renting apartments in Philadelphia in the meantime can relieve a financial burden of home ownership. Here are five reasons why renting apartments in Philadelphia can be the smart move: 1.  No Large down payment or real estate tax – While many Philadelphia apartment renters often […]

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1st August, 2014
Renting a Philadelphia Apartment After College

Renting your first Philadelphia apartment straight out of college is both exciting and let’s face it, a bit scary. There are so many moving pieces…how do you get them straight? One of the best ways to do that is to ask yourself questions and then figure out how to find the answers. Here are some […]

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15th July, 2014
Are You Ready For Your First Apartment in Philly

Are you ready for your first apartment in Philly? At Post Brothers Apartments, we try to make it easy, so we are sharing four questions you absolutely have to ask before you sign on the dotted line! 1.  Do I need a roommate?  Generally most people out of college do not make a ton of […]

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1st July, 2014
How to Choose the Best Rental Apartment in Philly

Looking around for a new rental apartment in Philly is fun but can be overwhelming if you are not sure what you are looking for.  Here are some tips to help you locate the right rental apartment in Philly: 1.  Do the research – Most Philly apartment rental listings can be seen online (Rental.com, Rentals.com and […]

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25th May, 2014
Philadelphia Apartment Move-In Checklist

Moving into a new rental apartment in Philadelphia can be an exciting breath of fresh air.  It’s a chance for a change, to reinvent yourself, clean out your closets and donate and/or trash things you no longer need. Moving is also complicated and stressful, so before making that big jump to a new Philadelphia apartment – make […]

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20th May, 2014
5 Moving Day Tips for Your Apartment in Philadelphia

Moving is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce, according to the Employee Relocation Council.  However, like any challenge, if you are organized and prepared – moving into any apartment in Philadelphia can go smoothly. 1.  Clean the old place. Kitchens and Bathrooms: Moving day is as much about letting go […]

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10th May, 2014
Making it Through Your Philly Apartment Moving Day

Are you ready for your big move into a brand new Philly apartment? You may be drained and tired in the end, but here are five tips to make moving day a little easier and enjoy your new Philly apartment with less stress and anxiety. 1.  Keep important numbers/receipts/agreements handy in a moving file.  Moving […]

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1st May, 2014
11 Questions You Must Ask Before You Rent Apartments in Philly

Renting apartments in Philly can be both exhilarating and stressful at the same time.  But the lease is a legal binding document and when you sign, you must be ready, willing and able to uphold your end of the contract. While you are required to care for your apartment and pay rent on time, your Philadelphia […]

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11th April, 2014
Moving Day for Philadelphia Apartments

When you are changing Philadelphia apartments, whether you’re moving on up or downsizing, there are a ton of “moving pieces” you need to manage to avoid a moving nightmare.  That means being organized and expecting the unexpected. So here’s how to keep your sanity amid the chaos… Right Before Moving Day: –  If you hired […]

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4th April, 2014
Before You Move to a New Apartment in Philadelphia

Moving to a new home or apartment in Philadelphia is exciting.  However, moving is much more than just simply packing up boxes of stuff. Make a Checklist the moment you know you will move to a new apartment in Philadelphia: The first thing you should do before moving to a new apartment in Philadelphia is […]

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27th March, 2014
How to Find the Best Philadelphia Apartment

Congratulations! You are thinking about renting the best Philadelphia apartment your budget can allow. So what do you do now? Here are some expert ideas for finding the best Philadelphia apartment and a helpful checklist to make moving day easy… Find the best Philadelphia apartment in the best neighborhood. Try to narrow your search for […]

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7th March, 2014
What to Do Before You Rent an Apartment in Philadelphia

Renting can be both fun and overwhelming but here are a few tips for first-timers who wish to lease their very first Philadelphia apartment. Decide on a budget. So, what can you afford? Most Philadelphia apartment building landlords or management companies will require a security deposit and first month’s rent before you even move-in (and if you […]

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