Posts Tagged: long distance hunt

5 Tips for Making a Winning First Contact with Landlord

5 Tips for Making a Winning First Contact with Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’ve found an apartment you really like. Now what? Pounce on it like a lioness with hungry cubs pounces on a wildebeest! Chances are you are not the only potential tenant vying for that unit. You may find yourself communicating with the landlord via email only. Here are a five ways to make your email (or…
Researching Neighborhoods Before The Move

Researching Neighborhoods Before The Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was planning my move to the mile-high city, the most important thing for me was researching Denver’s various neighborhoods to decide where I wanted to live. I grew up in suburban Des Moines, and went to college in a small Iowa town, so I expected that Denver, no matter where I lived, was…
My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!

My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am only a week away from the big move and now I feel couldn’t be more prepared. My last post was about my five step plan to find an apartment from afar and the best way to move without spending too much money. I think I have done just that. With my mother getting…
Where to Stay in a New City While Apartment Hunting

Where to Stay in a New City While Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, it’s just not possible to find an apartment before you arrive in a new city. Maybe you got a sweet job offer, but it required you to drop everything and get there immediately. Maybe you totally meant to find a place a long time ago, but, well, kept putting it off. Or, perhaps you live a…
Alexandra’s AirBnB Experiences in Manhattan

Alexandra’s AirBnB Experiences in Manhattan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our newest blogger, Aussie Chick Alexandra has landed in Manhattan with her two tightly packed suitcases and reports on her actual AirBnB experiences. (She had narrowly escaped getting scammed early on.) Using AirBnB in Manhattan – This time was different! Each time in the past that I have used AirBnb as an accommodation tool, I have leased…
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…
Apartment Scams and the City – Or How I Almost Became Another Victim!

Apartment Scams and the City – Or How I Almost Became Another Victim!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi house-hunters… It’s me – Alex H. I’m back. I felt a little guilty after leaving you with my last post and my dream stories of how I landed my first month’s worth of accommodation in New York City. It all sounded pretty perfect, huh! Well, let me be completely honest… just weeks before all…
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. …
What to Look for in a Short-Term Lease

What to Look for in a Short-Term Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
No rental is forever but some are shorter than others. If you land an internship or a short-term job, there’s a chance you’ll be looking for an apartment with the possibility that you could only be there for a few months. In these cases, it’s tempting to bite the first low-hanging fruit you find on Craigslist.…