Posts Tagged: avoiding renting mistakes

10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In
10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In

10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Planning to move into an apartment soon? Here are 10 things to do before you sign your lease and move in. These tips will help guide you to an apartment suited to your specific needs, and will also help ensure you are protected when you move out or incur damages. Note what direction your bedroom window…
Pros and Cons of First Floor Living
Pros and Cons of First Floor Living

Pros and Cons of First Floor Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Was your New Year’s Resolution to start looking for your own apartment?  Are you trying to learn the ins and outs of various types of apartments?  As a recent first-time apartment hunter, for me a big decision was whether I should pick an apartment on the ground level or on the second floor or higher.  I…
How Do I Rent From an Individual?
How Do I Rent From an Individual?

How Do I Rent From an Individual?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Renting a living space from an individual will be different experience than working with a company, but it can open doors for you to rent in a more personable, flexible, and friendly way! You may not have the convenience of 24/7 maintenance, a workout room, or the community gathering spaces of many apartment complexes, but…
Dealing with Renter’s Remorse
Dealing with Renter’s Remorse

Dealing with Renter’s Remorse

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’ve looked and looked for the perfect apartment (or you lucked out and inherited a room in a friend’s space, in which case everyone is jealous of you and you better appreciate it), and finally signed the lease! As stressful as it was to move and unpack, you finally did it.  Congrats.  Hopefully you…
How to Avoid Your First Apartment Rental Scams
How to Avoid Your First Apartment Rental Scams

How to Avoid Your First Apartment Rental Scams

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As much as I want to believe in the good of all people in the world, especially the good of those people who want you to write a rather large check to them, you have to admit to yourself that there are enough people who are willing to take advantage of you, and run off…
Apartment-Hunting Deal-Breakers
Apartment-Hunting Deal-Breakers

Apartment-Hunting Deal-Breakers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re apartment-hunting, sometimes the warning signs are obvious. A crumbling building overlooking the town dump? Stay away. The next-door neighbor plays “Who Let The Dogs Out” at maximum volume at all hours, while his real-life Dobermans prowl the hallways? RUN away. As fast as you can. Other times, you’re willing to overlook seemingly small…
3 Common First-Time Renter Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
3 Common First-Time Renter Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

3 Common First-Time Renter Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your very first apartment creates a range of emotions as broad as anything you’ll find in Oscar-winning film. Drama! Inner turmoil! Giddiness! Apprehension! Triumph! In the emotional flurry of searching, packing, and moving in, it’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and distracted, and make a few rookie mistakes. Here are some common ones…