Posts Tagged: apartment hunt

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re looking to move into your first apartment, it’s common to see some apartment listings with gas heating and stoves. You might also see electric heating and stoves (and many gas appliances…
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you apply to rent an apartment, prospective landlords may pull up information on you including your criminal history, renting history, and credit report. Younger and newer renters tend to have lower credit scores than other age groups, so even college graduates earning plenty of money at their first jobs may worry disproportionately, as compared…
Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?
Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?

Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve ever searched for a lease that starts in August, you’ve likely noticed that finding a home both within your budget and your quality standards is harder than at other times of the year. You might find yourself flustered at the sheer lack of options that meet your needs. Don’t worry, you’re not setting…
Find the Perfect Apartment in One Day
Find the Perfect Apartment in One Day

Find the Perfect Apartment in One Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding the perfect apartment quickly can seem like an extra challenge, but it can be done in one (active, busy) day or weekend with a few different visits! These tips are perfect for someone who doesn’t have a ton of free time to wander around the city or for someone trying to find their perfect…
Apartment Hunter’s List: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, and Deal-Breakers!
Apartment Hunter’s List: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, and Deal-Breakers!

Apartment Hunter’s List: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, and Deal-Breakers!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When on the apartment hunt, it’s easy for apartments to start to blend together once you’ve been on a few different open houses or tours! That’s why it’s smart to create lists of features your  apartment must have, would be nice to have, or are deal breakers. This process will also give you a handy…
Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing
Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing

Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your first apartment, the cost of rent should be one of your top priorities so you don’t sign a lease that’s more than you can comfortably afford on your income. What you will learn during your apartment hunt is that the same apartment can change in price as demand fluctuates and seasons change. While…
Square Footage: Does It Matter?
Square Footage: Does It Matter?

Square Footage: Does It Matter?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the first things you’ll learn about each apartment you consider is the square footage, but is that really the most important part of your new apartment? First apartments tend to be notoriously small, but the size itself does not always indicate the experience you’ll have there. Here are a few things to consider, other…
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The dog days of August are here! It may be the tail end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the heat streak is over. Sometimes the summer heat can trail on well into September and beyond, and I’m here with some more tips to keep you at your coolest. Get out of your apartment…
Apartment Comparison Guide
Apartment Comparison Guide

Apartment Comparison Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you try to find your first apartment, it’s important to compare a few different apartments before making your decision. Instead of falling in love with the first apartment you see, try to be critical of different units and check out a few others to find the one that’s right for you! Use the MyFirstApartment…
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is EXPENSIVE. From paying moving costs, deposits, and the first few months of rent, it can be a major financial challenge. But, there are ways to make smart decisions to save you a little money throughout the process! Here are a few ways you can safely cut corners in your new apartment…