The Move

8 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams
8 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams

8 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When apartment hunting, the one thing you want to avoid is rental scams, which can cost you money, identity theft, and a lot of wasted time. Whether you’ve found a large, inexpensive apartment in your desired location that seems too good a deal or a potential landlord is asking you to wire money before you…
When Is The Best Time For Apartment Hunting?
When Is The Best Time For Apartment Hunting?

When Is The Best Time For Apartment Hunting?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The accepted wisdom is that the summer is the best time for apartment hunting, but each season, time of month and even time of day have their plusses and minuses. With many college graduates decamping for new adventures, May through September months have the most vacancies, but also the most competition. Meanwhile, winter has fewer…
Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation
Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation

Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After graduation, most young adults are eager to get out into the world, explore, and live independently. Whether you’re looking to move out solo or with roommates, it can be tricky to coordinate your graduation, move-out, and new apartment move-in just right. Whether you’re hoping to move just across town after walking across the stage…
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re a pro at moving or you’re moving into your first apartment, moving is stressful. Moving to a more expensive city is even more stressful, especially when it comes to finding an affordable and safe apartment that you love. Don’t worry, though. Do your research, and you’ll find an apartment suitable to you and…
Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment
Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment

Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first time around going through the apartment hunting process, there are a lot of steps to get your perfect place. Right now, I am going through the process of finding a new place  to live. One of the essential parts of that process is viewing apartments. So you see the listing…
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for your first apartment can be time consuming and stressful. From deciding how many bedrooms and square footage to comparing the look and feel of different units, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. However, one crucial detail to also consider is your apartment’s location for many reasons. Consider the following about your apartment’s…
3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search
3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search

3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everybody knows that social media and online communities are an essential part of every modern apartment hunter’s gig bag. Unfortunately, that’s also part of the problem. How many times have you seen your dream apartment or room share pop up on Craigslist, Facebook or Twitter, right in your price range and in the perfect part…
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Browsing through apartments can be overwhelming! After seeing one or two, the features start to run together, making it hard to differentiate what you liked about one or the other. When I was on the hunt for my last place I looked at so many apartments online that my head started spinning. However, it’s important…
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments are owned by a large leasing company that owns many different apartment complexes. My very first apartment was one of those, meaning I passed the leasing office every morning on my way out, saw multiple other complexes owned by the same company in my area, and it was easy to drop in at…
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Nowadays, your social media profiles extend everywhere. Most people have accounts with Facebook and Instagram for personal use, and many others use LinkedIn to keep in touch with professional contacts. Traditionally, Facebook and Instagram have been focused on sharing parts of our lives with friends and family, but with new and complex privacy options, that…