Posts Tagged: apartment hunting tips

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Browsing through apartments can be overwhelming! After seeing one or two, the features start to run together, making it hard to differentiate what you liked about one or the other. When I was on the hunt for my last place I looked at so many apartments online that my head started spinning. However, it’s important…
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Nowadays, your social media profiles extend everywhere. Most people have accounts with Facebook and Instagram for personal use, and many others use LinkedIn to keep in touch with professional contacts. Traditionally, Facebook and Instagram have been focused on sharing parts of our lives with friends and family, but with new and complex privacy options, that…
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re apartment hunting, you may look at a lot of places before you find the right one for you. Sometimes you can drive by an apartment, and without even touring the building, know that you need to look elsewhere. Sometimes, however, you may step into an apartment and know right away that you have just…
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…
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The amount of rent is obviously the most important consideration in your first apartment search, but there are several other factors that can make or break your first apartment budget. Before you fall in love with an apartment, ask  yourself these six questions and factor your answers in when you are budgeting for apartment expenses.…
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,…
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In a few short months, I will be relocating for graduate school and begin the apartment hunt once again. It’s a new chapter in my life, and for those of you graduating college or relocating for new jobs or professional schools, you too may be feeling excited for the next phase of your lives. Before…
Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search
Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search

Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you a college student who is eager to get out of the dorms, or someone who is graduating this May? Chances are, you have this ideal picture of what your first apartment will be like. Having an idea of what you are looking for in an apartment is important, but if you are anything…