Posts Tagged: apartment hunting tips

3 Keys to Finding the Right First Apartment
3 Keys to Finding the Right First Apartment

3 Keys to Finding the Right First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may have your eye on a brand new, state-of-the-art apartment building in the heart of a booming part of town, but as luck may have it, that apartment may not be the best apartment for you at this time. Before you sign a lease and commit to an apartment, there are three important items…
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
Beyond Craigslist: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Rental Listings
Beyond Craigslist: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Rental Listings

Beyond Craigslist: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Rental Listings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There is a lot of research that goes into finding rental listings, but luckily there are also plenty of resources you can use to find a perfect place to live. You just have to take the time look and utilize both online and offline resources to see what’s out there. Here are a few places…
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This past March, I finally made the big jump to getting my own place. It was quite the journey and there were a lot of steps involved but I made it! Moving into your first apartment can be quite daunting, just thinking about the budgeting aspect, finding that perfect space, and starting from square one.…
5 Tips To Make Apartment Hunting On Craigslist More Efficient
5 Tips To Make Apartment Hunting On Craigslist More Efficient

5 Tips To Make Apartment Hunting On Craigslist More Efficient

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Craigslist is truly an inexhaustible wishing well of awesome apartments, condos, and rooms for rent. The only trouble is, you’d have to be glued to your phone or monitor 24/7, forsaking food, work, and even sleep to be there when your dream apartment hits – and sometimes a few minutes can make all the difference…
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments will try to catch your attention with fancy upgrades or add-on’s that tack on serious cost to your monthly rent payment. Some of them may be worth it…but some upgrades simply aren’t worth the cash. If you’re on a serious budget during your apartment hunt, check out the common upgrades below, and keep an…
8 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams
8 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams

8 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When apartment hunting, the one thing you want to avoid is rental scams, which can cost you money, identity theft, and a lot of wasted time. Whether you’ve found a large, inexpensive apartment in your desired location that seems too good a deal or a potential landlord is asking you to wire money before you…
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re a pro at moving or you’re moving into your first apartment, moving is stressful. Moving to a more expensive city is even more stressful, especially when it comes to finding an affordable and safe apartment that you love. Don’t worry, though. Do your research, and you’ll find an apartment suitable to you and…
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for your first apartment can be time consuming and stressful. From deciding how many bedrooms and square footage to comparing the look and feel of different units, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. However, one crucial detail to also consider is your apartment’s location for many reasons. Consider the following about your apartment’s…
3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search
3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search

3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everybody knows that social media and online communities are an essential part of every modern apartment hunter’s gig bag. Unfortunately, that’s also part of the problem. How many times have you seen your dream apartment or room share pop up on Craigslist, Facebook or Twitter, right in your price range and in the perfect part…