Posts Tagged: The Hunt

Should You Rent from a Landlord or a Management Company?
Should You Rent from a Landlord or a Management Company?

Should You Rent from a Landlord or a Management Company?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting change, but dealing with a new landlord and getting used to how they communicate and attend to repairs can be an experience that needs adjusting. Many people can recount horror stories of renting apartments from unresponsive or uncaring landlords and living longer than necessary in poor…
How to Choose the Right Apartment Complex for You
How to Choose the Right Apartment Complex for You

How to Choose the Right Apartment Complex for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you first begin the search for your first or next apartment, you might find a dizzying array of options available to you. Of course, you want to find the one that’s as close to perfect as possible, but each complex has its own benefits and drawbacks. Choosing the right apartment complex might seem easy…
Is Renting With Bad Credit Possible?
Is Renting With Bad Credit Possible?

Is Renting With Bad Credit Possible?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s say you’re fresh out of college, eager to live alone, and on the hunt for your first apartment. With student loans on your shoulders — and if you’ve never had your own credit card or other line of credit — you might encounter some challenges. Namely, your credit score is likely below the minimum…
How Does Rent Control Work?
How Does Rent Control Work?

How Does Rent Control Work?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
No matter how you cut it, your monthly housing payment comprises a major portion of your monthly bills. Worse yet, if you’re renting, your landlord may be able to raise your rent every time you sign your lease for another year. That’s part of why terms such as “rent stabilization” and “rent control” are like…
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…