If you are in the market for an apartment to rent you may be overwhelmed by all of the options. How do you decide which apartment is right for you? Here are some tips that will help you determine what to look for in your new apartment.
Consider Your Priorities
Is it important for you to be close to your place of employment or would you prefer to be located in a vibrant community a little further from work? Determine if you find it valuable to be near shops and restaurants. Is access to transportation vital? Once you decide which aspects are a priority you will be able to narrow your search significantly.
Once you have limited the number of options you can start visiting apartments. Since it can be easy to get multiple apartments confused when you reflect back later on, take notes during your visits. If possible take pictures as well. When you sit down to think through which apartment is the best match for you it will be helpful to have the notes and/or pictures to refresh your memory.
Understand the Finances
Before you start looking make sure you know what you can afford to pay each month. In addition, be sure to understand all of the costs of each potential apartment. Find out if utilities are included. Is there a charge for parking? It is important to know what you will need to pay for, beyond the rent, each month to make sure you can afford the apartment.
Investigate the Details
When you attend an open house or take a tour feel free to check all aspects of the apartment. This includes opening closets and running water in the sinks. Look underneath sinks and evaluate and storage spaces. Look inside of appliances that will be included with the apartment. Be sure you have a full understanding of all aspects of place you will be living.
Using these tips you will locate the apartment that is right for you! For additional tips on apartment living and what to look for when hunting for an apartment don’t hesitate to contact us at Wood Partners.