The Move

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
These days, living on your own is not an easy process. There are so many expenses that need to be tended to. All of you new graduates know exactly what I’m talking about. We know that student loans are the reality in a millennial’s life, while we dream of getting that brand new apartment with…
Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress
Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress

Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving Day! It’s absolutely one of the most exciting days you’ll have in your new place, as you make your first apartment home and get to spend your first night there. However, moving day often brings a sense of dread, as most of us have a huge pile of stuff that has to be moved…
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re ready to submit applications for your first apartment, congratulations! You have searched rentals, scheduled showings, and you have finally narrowed it down to a few “ideal” apartments you’d love to live in! The hard part comes now, where your potential landlord needs to make a decision to pick the best possible tenant for…
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While this student’s guide to finding housing, originally published in May 2015, is directed at international students, it offers good tips for anyone looking for off-campus housing long distance. You have just received your acceptance letter from your dream university in the United States and as you are celebrating with family and friends, someone asks…
10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist
10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist

10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you move in, you should conduct a walk-through of your apartment with the landlord or his representative present. During this walk-through, you should note and take pictures, if appropriate, of all problem areas you discover. The items on this list are all things that should be taken care of by the landlord, with no…
Three Signs of a Good Landlord
Three Signs of a Good Landlord

Three Signs of a Good Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many of you are starting the hunt for your first apartment. You’ve thought about location, your budget, your “must haves” and your deal breakers. However, one item that people often overlook when they are apartment hunting is making sure that they also pick the right landlord/landlady or management company. A bad landlord can totally ruin…
How to Find the Best Apartment for You
How to Find the Best Apartment for You

How to Find the Best Apartment for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The most important part of apartment hunting is finding the best apartment for you. To do this, you need to know what features best suite you from parking and price to location and apartment security. Here is a list of 20 features you can rate to help you find the best apartment for you.
10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In
10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In

10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Planning to move into an apartment soon? Here are 10 things to do before you sign your lease and move in. These tips will help guide you to an apartment suited to your specific needs, and will also help ensure you are protected when you move out or incur damages. Note what direction your bedroom window…
Paperwork You’ll Need for Your Rental Apartment Application
Paperwork You’ll Need for Your Rental Apartment Application

Paperwork You’ll Need for Your Rental Apartment Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you hit the apartment hunting trail, make sure you have all your paperwork ready to complete a typical rental apartment application. Your future landlord will judge you mainly on two things: your financial history and your personal background.  First and foremost, he wants to be comfortable that you can pay your rent on time,…
First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out
First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out

First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is both a dream and a rite of passage. It will be a place to call your own. A place to give it your own decorating spin, to binge watch Netflix without anyone judging your choice of shows and to test your cooking skills with recipes you find on Tasty…