In this week's helpful renter articles from around the web, see why it's important to make sure your name is the same in all your credit accounts (watch that middle initial), and how to identify the most common apartment scams. Take a look at what a converted garage apartment looks like, and why trick-or-treating in the apartment complex is a good idea.
A garage-turned-apartment can actually look cool. (Apartment Therapy)
If your kids are trick-or-treating in the apartment complex this Halloween, here are tips on staying safe. (About.com)
Make sure your name is consistent across all your credit accounts. (Business Insider)
Is ordering everything from Amazon actually cheaper? (LifeHacker)
See what the most common apartment scam strategies are. (Credit.com)
The US apartment vacancy rate is at record-low numbers, which means rising rents. (Reuters)
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