Posts Tagged: The Hunt

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…
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re ready to submit applications for your first apartment, congratulations! You have searched rentals, scheduled showings, and you have finally narrowed it down to a few “ideal” apartments you’d love to live in! The hard part comes now, where your potential landlord needs to make a decision to pick the best possible tenant for…
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.…
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…
October: The Best Time to Rent an Apartment
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

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

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?

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…