Posts Tagged: hunt strategies

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

  |   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

  |   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

  |   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

  |   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

  |   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!

  |   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…
When Is the Best Time to Apartment Hunt?

When Is the Best Time to Apartment Hunt?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may be surprised to learn that, like most shopping ventures, there are better and worse times to go apartment hunting. And. . . like most monetary expeditions, supply and demand has a very large part to play. Check out our calendar of rental months below and the pro/cons to having your lease begin with…
How Far in Advance Should You Start Your Apartment Search?

How Far in Advance Should You Start Your Apartment Search?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Timing is everything in life, love, and . . . apartment hunting. Summer is the most popular apartment hunting season, especially for first apartments, but how long does finding a new apartment actually take? Do you need to give yourself a week or a month to find a place you can call your own (or, you know,…
Tips for a Low-Tech Apartment Hunt

Tips for a Low-Tech Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve posted on Facebook,  check Craigslist hourly, surf all apartment rental sites Google finds for you, and still no luck.  It’s time to go low-tech.  Step 1. Fine-tune how much rent you can afford.  When you go low-tech, you’ve got get realistic.  The rent number pretty much narrows where you should look and will…