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Amanda Mears

Amanda Mears
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Amanda has worked as a journalist, an SEO copywriter, and a social media specialist. Her aim as a Four Walls contributor is to provide something worth reading and create a community for people who lease and love it. She’s also a real person, not just a mysterious internet writer, who loves silversmithing, podcast-binging, and trying to figure out how to fix her rented apartment’s bad linoleum floor (see, just like you!)

The rental market is exploding right now. We’ve heard about renters waking up at the crack of dawn to get an application in first, getting put on a waitlist 20 people deep, and outbidding...

The sun is starting to set earlier and nights out call for a jacket....unfortunately, summer might actually be ending. Since you're probably going to be hibernating all winter anyway, make the impending cold temperatures seem more bearable by...

Despite everyone’s best efforts, summer is winding down. If you’re heading to college this fall, you’ve probably either settled into your new place or are getting ready to load everything up and make the...

When you're a landlord you have to deal with all kinds of unwanted visitors. From creatures of the insect variety to ones that are decidedly more...human. When guests become pests it can be frustrating...

Checkbook, what’s a checkbook? If you rent, you probably keep one of these relics next to your rotary dial phone just to write out the monthly rent check. Luckily, paying rent online is a...

House poverty is real. If you live in a big city with skyrocketing rent (like NYC or San Francisco), chances are you know a few people who are spending most of their income on...

They say one of the biggest points of contention in a relationship is money. That’s especially true when the relationship is between a landlord and a tenant, and one major pain point is the...

Hey, good news: the rising cost of renting a place is steadily slowing down. Why the change? According to this article, it's because of the boom in new rental unit construction. According to the article,...

I could dream about having a garden all day long (especially when I'm watching the Netflix series Cooked and listening to Michael Pollan tell me how bad processed foods are) but the reality is that...

Sorry, not trying to be rude, but your apartment is looking a little sad. It’s totally understandable. We’ve all spent the last few months of winter tracking in snow and putting off hauling laundry...
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