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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…
When Is The Best Time For Apartment Hunting?
When Is The Best Time For Apartment Hunting?

When Is The Best Time For Apartment Hunting?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The accepted wisdom is that the summer is the best time for apartment hunting, but each season, time of month and even time of day have their plusses and minuses. With many college graduates decamping for new adventures, May through September months have the most vacancies, but also the most competition. Meanwhile, winter has fewer…
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…
Countdown to Your First Apartment: 4 Steps to Conducting Your Search
Countdown to Your First Apartment: 4 Steps to Conducting Your Search

Countdown to Your First Apartment: 4 Steps to Conducting Your Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking to move into an apartment for the first time, you’re in luck: this is part two of our three-part series. Today’s topic is how to search for your place. Last week we talked about getting ready (i.e., budgeting, saving for moving costs, and credit scores) and next week we’ll have a discussion…
Beyond Craigslist – A Brief Guide to Apartment-Hunting Web Sites
Beyond Craigslist – A Brief Guide to Apartment-Hunting Web Sites

Beyond Craigslist – A Brief Guide to Apartment-Hunting Web Sites

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We recently listed a few resources for those who want to get off the beaten path and find an apartment without using the internet. But, of course, the web is an invaluable research tool, especially once you’ve figured out how to narrow your search, and how to harness the wealth of information without drowning in the onslaught. …
Renting 101: Look for an Affordable City That Matches Your Interests and Personality
Renting 101: Look for an Affordable City That Matches Your Interests and Personality

Renting 101: Look for an Affordable City That Matches Your Interests and Personality

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For many recent grads, the first year after college is an exciting, but fraught time: you’ve achieved your educational goals, you’re at the top of the heap … and now you’re expected to join the so-called real world, doing entry-level work. The point is, you need to decide where you are going to start building a life. One option…
Sam’s Tips for Finding a Roommate Share Long Distance
Sam’s Tips for Finding a Roommate Share Long Distance

Sam’s Tips for Finding a Roommate Share Long Distance

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the hardest things to deal with when moving across the country (or even to another state) is procuring housing before you arrive. Typically, the prospective renters that my housemates and I have interviewed (mainly from Craigslist) were already conveniently located in our area. We set a time, they came over, we asked them…
5 How-To’s Every First Time Apartment Hunter Should Know
5 How-To’s Every First Time Apartment Hunter Should Know

5 How-To’s Every First Time Apartment Hunter Should Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
1. How to Research a Neighborhood Neighborhoods are important, but choosing the best one has a lot to do with your personality and finances, and it’s hard to truly know until you move whether you’ve made the right choice. Growing to love a city takes nine months to a year, so as long as you…
As Wedding Approaches, Apartment Hunting Continues in Austin
As Wedding Approaches, Apartment Hunting Continues in Austin

As Wedding Approaches, Apartment Hunting Continues in Austin

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The wedding is less than three weeks away. Most of the cards have been sealed and mailed, the registry completed, and now there is just an enormous amount of planning to do. I’ll be spending the summer post-wedding with my husband’s family before moving to Austin in August.  Thankfully that will only be a couple…
Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!
Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last we heard from Katherine, she had just lost out on her dream apartment. Luckily, she’s found another one and shares with us the process of making sure that she got  the lease. FOUND YOUR DREAM APARTMENT? NOW MAKE SURE YOU GET IT! by Katherine So, finally after logging a lot of man-hours, I’ve finally found an…