The Move

7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve found your perfect apartment and you’ve signed your new lease, congratulations. Now the move-in day is fast approaching. If this is your first apartment, you most likely don’t yet have everything that you’ll eventually need for your apartment. There are, however, a seven  items you should already have on hand to make your…
52 Item Apartment Search Checklist
52 Item Apartment Search Checklist

52 Item Apartment Search Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After you have learned the apartment hunting terminology, started your search and finally found an apartment you like, there are a lot of questions you must still ask. Can I afford this apartment? Is this apartment in a convenient location? Will I be happy living here? Besides these vital questions, there are many other items…
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you thought vocabulary terms were just for school? It turns out that there are many apartment vocabulary terms you need to know before you sign a lease. Learning these 16 terms will help come across as a knowledgeable renter and ensure you sign a lease that you understand, know all of the fees you…
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.