Posts Tagged: The Hunt

Four Square Footage Facts You Need To Know Before You Rent
Four Square Footage Facts You Need To Know Before You Rent

Four Square Footage Facts You Need To Know Before You Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve used an internet search engine to find a new apartment, you’ve certainly seen no shortage of the abbreviation “sq ft,” short for “square feet.” This measurement is intended to help prospective renters understand how much space their new apartment will have, but the number may be an abstract one for many renters. It’s…
How to Spot An Illegally Subdivided Apartment
How to Spot An Illegally Subdivided Apartment

How to Spot An Illegally Subdivided Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The need for cheap rent can sometimes compel people to settle for cramped, poorly maintained, and possibly even dangerous apartments. Sometimes, that shoebox apartment sounds like a super inexpensive steal, but something so small may be signs that a full-sized apartment is being subdivided, possibly illegally. Housing authorities require homeowners to obtain permits that outline…
Five Steps For Finding The Perfect Short-Term Rental
Five Steps For Finding The Perfect Short-Term Rental

Five Steps For Finding The Perfect Short-Term Rental

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Chances are, when you move into your new apartment, you’ll be signing a one-year lease with your landlord. The long-term housing stability that a one-year lease offers is ideal for most people – moving is a chore, and years can pass in your life without major income or location changes. Leases shorter than a year…
What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?
What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?

What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In 2017, 32 percent of the U.S. population lived in shared households. In other words, nearly one in every three Americans has a roommate or a housemate. Yet almost anyone who’s lived with other people will agree that finding someone to live with is one of the biggest challenges of looking for an apartment. Once…
How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?
How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?

How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made the decision to move to a new apartment. You’ve figured out the maximum rent you can afford, how much you can spend on moving and new furnishings, and when you want to move. But you’re still a bit stressed – you still need to find the actual apartment. Once you’ve figured out your…
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…
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be exciting, but there’s no doubt about it: the process is exhausting. As one address and complex blurs into the next, it could be easy to forget to ask certain questions. In this anxious mindstate, it can be easy to forget to ask your agent, landlord, or property manager some…
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Between my friends and myself, we’ve lived in quite a few different apartments. Overall, we’re usually pretty happy with our choices, but it seems like every time we move somewhere new, there’s always at least one thing we didn’t think to check before signing the lease. And of course, we never realize that it’s an…
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your apartment tour is your chance to learn everything there is to know about your potential first apartment. After talking to the landlord or leasing agent over the phone or in their office, you’ll want to ask them for a tour of the place. Apartment tours generally last no more than a half hour and…
50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made a list of amenities you need, you’ve determined what neighborhood you want, and you’ve set your rental budget. Now it’s time to tour apartments and meet potential landlords. Before you choose an apartment, however, you need answers to a long list of questions. Don’t be afraid to ask your potential landlord or current…