Posts Tagged: The Hunt

Moving to LA: with a Dream. Without a Job.
Moving to LA: with a Dream. Without a Job.

Moving to LA: with a Dream. Without a Job.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our new guest blogger, Katherine, is a recent graduate of Northwestern University seeking fame and fortune (but mostly fame) in that fickle and fast town of Los Angeles. She has had no less than 13 roommates in a total of four apartments, spread across four cities. Now she’s ready to settle and begin her hunt…
How Far in Advance Should You Start Your Apartment Search?
How Far in Advance Should You Start Your Apartment Search?

How Far in Advance Should You Start Your Apartment Search?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Timing is everything in life, love, and . . . apartment hunting. Summer is the most popular apartment hunting season, especially for first apartments, but how long does finding a new apartment actually take? Do you need to give yourself a week or a month to find a place you can call your own (or, you know,…
Feel A Bit Better About Your Apt Search (Thnx NyTimes!)
Feel A Bit Better About Your Apt Search (Thnx NyTimes!)

Feel A Bit Better About Your Apt Search (Thnx NyTimes!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Something I try very hard to do on a day-to-day basis, is appreciate what I have.  Sometimes, I succeed. . .  but often I fail.  Like, miserably fail. Life just moves too fast. But with giving thanks fresh in mind, it seems only natural to look around and recognize how lucky I am to live in my…
Blinded by Light or Don’t Fall for Building’s Amenities
Blinded by Light or Don’t Fall for Building’s Amenities

Blinded by Light or Don’t Fall for Building’s Amenities

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Kate starts her hunt in Boston. Blinded by the light (and the gym, doorman and parking…) 24/7 air-conditioned gym. Charming doorman. Spacious laundry facility. Elevators, a parking garage, smiling tenants, and a bowl full of colorful candies on a polished table in the lobby.  I was sold, following around the real estate agent smugly.…
Mercedes Finds Her Dream Off-Campus Apartment
Mercedes Finds Her Dream Off-Campus Apartment

Mercedes Finds Her Dream Off-Campus Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Mercedes from Laramie, WY, reports on her hunt for an off-campus apartment. It comes with a pool, hot tub and tanning bed, among other amenities!  For $389 amonth, furnished! (It’s up to $429 now, but Mercedes got a deal by signing early.) “I decided to attend the University of Wyoming after I graduated from a community college.…
What Elyse Learned from Her First Apartment Hunt
What Elyse Learned from Her First Apartment Hunt

What Elyse Learned from Her First Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Elyse and her two roommates are now rubbing elbows with the hipsters in the Lower East Side. “The Hunt Is On” The first thing I think of when I look back on my apartment hunt…
Introducing Kate, Our New Guest Blogger
Introducing Kate, Our New Guest Blogger

Introducing Kate, Our New Guest Blogger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A recent graduate of a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, Kate is hunting for an apartment in Boston, where her appetite for fun — and Mexican food– can be sated. Leaving the Nest I admit it. I like living at home with my parents. I mean, who can complain about home-cooked meals,…
Top 50 U.S. Cities for Renters
Top 50 U.S. Cities for Renters

Top 50 U.S. Cities for Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hey Ya’ll! Surviving the heat? I am — as long as I’m in my apartment.  If I’m traversing the city underground via subway — fuggedaboutit! So, aside from the heat, what’s up?  The best cities for renters across the country that’s what! It’s true, we have the scoop from a blog about rental property management…
Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment
Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment

Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve already decided that with or without roommates you’re moving out — sweet. And, you’ve figured out how much to spend on rent. You’ve  told everyone you know  what you are looking for in an apartment and what neighborhood you’re targeting.  But, if you’re like most of us your search now continues with. . . Step…
Mastering the First Apartment Hunt
Mastering the First Apartment Hunt

Mastering the First Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve done your inner soul searching and you know who you want to live with in your new pad AND how much dough you can cough up a month. Nice one! So, uh, now what? Step 1. Spread the Word Well, the first thing to do is explore a little, big thing called “word of…