Posts Tagged: long distance hunt

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.…
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…
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…