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  1. On Sunday, January 22, 2017

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    On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Schwab Properties learned that a tenant hung a Nazi flag outside one of its rental properties in Oshkosh. The tenant chose to remove the flag before Schwab Properties learned of the incident and could request that the flag be taken down. We share the community’s outrage at this unprecedented display. […]

  2. Start of Semester Toolkit

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    You’ve finally arrived to your new home for the next two semesters. You managed to fit all your stuff into your campus apartment. The roommate(s) have been met and guidelines have been set, or you’re living alone and enjoying your new personal space. So, you’re ready for the year right? Maybe not. In this blog, […]

  3. Top Tips For Living On Campus

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    Living on campus is a rewarding experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. While sometimes it can be challenging, here are some top tips for making your life on campus as memorable as possible. 1. Know Your Surroundings Once you get settled into your campus residence, it’s easy to get intimidated by the […]

  4. Tips to Moving From the Dorm to an Apartment


    Living in the dorms can be an exciting time for any college student. But just like there’s a time to move out of mom’s and dad’s, there’s also a time to move out of the dorms and into an apartment. This transition is exciting and stressful all at the same time. There are many things […]

  5. Part 1: Senior Year Survival Guide: The Checklist

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    College has been an amazing, exciting and tribulating time in your life. But as all good things come to an end, so does college. With graduation becoming more than just a distant dream, and becomes a day marching almost too close for comfort; we have compiled this Senior Year Survival Guide to help you organize […]

  6. Save BIG this Winter on Heating Bills

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    Just when we are getting started to save money and spend big on holiday presents, is about the same time our energy bills increase due to the cold. That’s right, we said it: the cold. We live in Wisconsin where we throw boiling water in the air to watch it freeze as a past time. […]

  7. Shrink Energy Bills: Tip #2

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    No one likes a leak. So seal yours! Sealing air leaks saves, on average, 10 percent or more on heating bills. That’s an average of $50-$170 per year. Cost: $30-$50 for materials Payback time: Starting six months

  8. Shrink Energy Bills: Tip #1

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    Does your home or rental have a chimney? If so – choke your chimney. A tightly closed damper prevents up to 8 percent of furnace-heated air from going up the chimney and out of your home. Cost to complete: FREE Payback time: IMMEDIATELY

  9. How to Find the Right House to Rent


    There isn’t a bachelor’s degree or emphases in how to find the right house to rent, but it is definitely a science! There are a few things one can do to have an advantage and find the best possible renting location for college. Here is a list of the most important things to consider when […]