Posts Tagged: The Hunt

When Is Renting An Apartment More Expensive Than Owning It?
When Is Renting An Apartment More Expensive Than Owning It?

When Is Renting An Apartment More Expensive Than Owning It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most people rent an apartment when they first move away from home, as it tends to be the most affordable option. In some situations, however, it can actually be more affordable to purchase a condo, so it’s worth being aware of your options before you rush into something. Read on below for several factors that…
Co-Applicant, Co-Signer, Guarantor: What Are the Differences?
Co-Applicant, Co-Signer, Guarantor: What Are the Differences?

Co-Applicant, Co-Signer, Guarantor: What Are the Differences?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many previously unknown terms come up when you’re applying for an apartment for your first time, and learning how to properly navigate the lingo is an important step to making sure you’re getting into a lease you’re happy with. Three common terms are co-applicant, co-signer, and guarantor, which all describe someone who’s on your lease…
How to Find Your First Apartment in a Faraway Area
How to Find Your First Apartment in a Faraway Area

How to Find Your First Apartment in a Faraway Area

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Searching for your first apartment is stressful enough, but if you’re moving far away from home, it can be even more so. Finding your first apartment away from home should be exciting, though, so read on below for four great ways to easily find your first apartment in a faraway area so you can relax…
How Early Should You Start the Apartment Hunt?
How Early Should You Start the Apartment Hunt?

How Early Should You Start the Apartment Hunt?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hunting for a new apartment can be a long and somewhat stressful process, so it’s important to give yourself enough time to find something great before it’s time to move out of your current apartment. If you’re living in or moving to your first apartment and you don’t have much experience with this search, how…
What Are Live-Work-Play Communities?
What Are Live-Work-Play Communities?

What Are Live-Work-Play Communities?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When searching for a new apartment, one interesting trend you may come across is the growing number of live-work-play communities. This new lifestyle idea could soon take the world by storm and is growing in popularity across major metropolitan areas. What exactly is a live-work-play community? Read on below to find out. What are live-work-play…
Pros and Cons: Live-in Landlord
Pros and Cons: Live-in Landlord

Pros and Cons: Live-in Landlord

  |   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 looking for a new apartment, one option is always renting out a room in someone’s home or renting out part of a rental property the owner lives in. This situation presents benefits…
Apartment Tours In-Person vs. Virtual: Which One Is for You?
Apartment Tours In-Person vs. Virtual: Which One Is for You?

Apartment Tours In-Person vs. Virtual: Which One Is for You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking for a new apartment, one of the most important steps is touring a few places. With modern technology, you don’t necessarily have to go in for a physical tour anymore, as virtual tours have become common. This doesn’t necessarily mean virtual tours are equal to or better than physical tours, so which one…
5 U.S. Cities’ Median Rents in 2022
5 U.S. Cities’ Median Rents in 2022

5 U.S. Cities’ Median Rents in 2022

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
2022 has seen one of the biggest increases in home prices and rent in the history of the country, with average rent per month going over $2,000 for the first time ever. While the cost of rent isn’t the only factor to consider when looking for a new apartment, it’s definitely something worth thinking about.…
Pros and Cons: Floor to Ceiling Windows in Your First Apartment
Pros and Cons: Floor to Ceiling Windows in Your First Apartment

Pros and Cons: Floor to Ceiling Windows in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  One feature you might be interested in when looking for a first apartment is a set of floor-to-ceiling windows. This upscale feature can add light and the illusion of more space to your apartment, but is it worth it for you? Read on below for some of the pros and cons of floor-to-ceiling windows…