Rental Tips

When you are looking for a rental unit, the most important things to think about are: The dollar limit that you can afford for monthly rent, utilities and deposit. The location that you want.

Rental Tips: How to Begin the Search

To begin searching for an apartment you should first think about what you want/need out of the rental:

Once you have a list of everything that you want in your new apartment, it's time to cover your limits:

With these guidelines in place you can start searching. Begin searching in the areas closest to your work or school, and work out from there, but keep in mind that rental units that are located near the major schools and work districts will be more expensive.

Be thorough in your search, and inspect everything that sounds like a good potential. You will spend a lot of time driving, but it's necessary when apartment hunting. It is very important to get a feel for not only the neighborhood that the apartment is located in but also to see the local shops and what the traffic is like. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but nothing is better than a critical eye for checking in on new apartments.