Are you planning to move across town, to a new city or across the country? If you are, then you are probably wondering “where can I find apartments for rent”… as finding a place to live would be one of your top priorities. There are plenty of options and sources to help your search these days. So finding the right place to rent may not be as difficult as it was as once in the past. Click here to find a new apartment!
Your income is one of the first things that must be consider when searching for an suitable apartment. Obviously, how much you can allocate per month for rent. There are sources that may offer assistance from organizations such as HUD, if you do not meet certain yearly income levels. You can benefit from renting affordable apartments or suitable student housing that these groups offer.
Networking with others is a good first step when looking for reliable apartments to rent. Search for apartments that are close to bus routes, shopping and facilities such as hospitals and doctor offices. The classified ads in newspapers are not always the answer when searching for a place to live. Online sites such as apartments.com can assist in locating unadvertised suites for rent in the area you want. Click here to find a new apartment!
Here is a check list you can use when searching for an apartment
Make a list and write down your requirements:
– Does the apartment come with a parking space, is it included in the rent
– Am I required to sign a lease
– Are pets allowed
– List the specific requirements you need: a home office, work studio, workout room, large storage room etc…
– Is there adequate closet space
– The number of bedrooms and bathrooms you require
– What is the size of the apartment… in square feet
– What are your kitchen requirements like a dishwasher, broiler/stove etc.
– Are the rooms large enough for your furniture: sofas, beds, fitness equipment, mattresses, piano etc?
– What are the amenities… such as: elevators, intercom system, internet access, free or paid cable TV, inhouse workout gym, a swimming pool, air conditioning, laundry facilities – washers and dryers etc.
– Commuter time to and from your work place, and the availability of public transportation
– Is the area and neighborhood safe and convenient.
– Does the apartment have a decent view and fairly large windows (especially important if you require sunlight)
– Is the water supply and electrical power consistent and reliable
– Is the heat, water and/or electricity included in the rent
– Do they offer good security, what are their damage deposit requirements
Make Sure You Inspect The Apartment
Take the time to inspect the apartment thoroughly. Find any deficiencies in the floors, walls, doors, appliances, bathroom fixtures, sinks and faucets etc. Make sure you check for bugs..especially cockroaches. Mark them down and get them repaired before you move in. Make sure you check out the actual apartment you plan to rent rather than inspecting a sample apartment. Click here to find a new apartment!