Posts Tagged: apartment hunt

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…
Do You NEED Roommates?
Do You NEED Roommates?

Do You NEED Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With graduation and moving season around the corner, there are tons of people in the market for their very first apartment. One of the most fun parts of living alone is the independence you gain. From managing your monthly bills and making meals to locking up for vacation, living alone will teach you a lot about…
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments will try to catch your attention with fancy upgrades or add-on’s that tack on serious cost to your monthly rent payment. Some of them may be worth it…but some upgrades simply aren’t worth the cash. If you’re on a serious budget during your apartment hunt, check out the common upgrades below, and keep an…