Posts Tagged: The Hunt

October: The Best Time to Rent an Apartment

October: The Best Time to Rent an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While we’ve covered the best times to rent an apartment before, it’s time to go into a little bit more depth on the subject. Particularly because October is absolutely, positively one of the very best months to be searching for a rental. Yes, that’s right, now is the time to be looking. In most locations,…
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Searching for an apartment is exhausting. There’s no question about that. By the time you’re actually looking at an apartment, you’re often already tired of the process. And, yet, this is the time when you most need to pay attention! Somehow, though, that’s not always what happens. Perhaps the property manager is rushing you through the viewing,…
Here We Go Again: New Job, Move, and Another Apartment Hunt

Here We Go Again: New Job, Move, and Another Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are welcoming here our newest blogger, Audra, and look forward to her tales about apartment living in a small Southern city. Hello there. I’m Audra and my story of apartment living started almost a year ago. On a gorgeous day in May of last year, I found myself dressed in a cap and gown at my university’s commencement. It’s…
Small vs. Large: Which Type of Apartment Building is Right For You?

Small vs. Large: Which Type of Apartment Building is Right For You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s rare that apartment-hunting ends in love at first sight, that swoon-worthy abode that is available, affordable, and has all the features and amenities you want. Very rare. More often, the hunt comes down to weighing the pros and cons of a few good-but-not-perfect options. This can be especially tricky when the apartments aren’t really…
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…
Countdown to Your First Apartment: 3 Steps to Get Ready

Countdown to Your First Apartment: 3 Steps to Get Ready

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve never lived in an apartment of your own, there’s actually a lot to prepare for – it’s not simply a question of moving in. In this three-part series, we’ll give you the tips and insight you need from start to finish. First, we’ll tell you how to get ready for your search. Second,…
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…
Drea’s Dilemma: Found Perfect Apartment, But Military Deployment Looms

Drea’s Dilemma: Found Perfect Apartment, But Military Deployment Looms

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
AFFORDABLE, CONVENIENT, COZY…SHOULD I SNAG THE DEAL?  by Drea  As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I will be on a short-term deployment starting in August.  My return will be in November, which is when I anticipated making the big move on finding an apartment with Vincent, my beau.  Before the said “big day” arrives,…
In the Military. Planning a Move to First Apartment.

In the Military. Planning a Move to First Apartment.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are welcoming a new guest blogger, Drea, who is planning the move to her first apartment while facing a military deployment.   She’ll  write about the unique apartment challenges facing her as a member of the military, such as picking furniture that must be ready for frequent moves.  She’ll also cover budgeting, moving in with a partner, and her journey through the whole first apartment…
First Apartment Hunting Trip Just Raises More Questions

First Apartment Hunting Trip Just Raises More Questions

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m so excited to be blogging for MyFirstApartment!  Let me begin by saying that I’m getting married this summer, and this is my first apartment hunt. The wedding is in June and everything is a little crazy right now.  I’ve already dropped a class this semester, so I’ll be taking two online classes during the…