When you set off to find an apartment, just the thought could be daunting. Not only is it important to find an apartment that meets all your criteria, but you also want your apartment search to be as quick and efficient as possible. Here are essential tools, resources, and information that will help you find an apartment you can happily and proudly call home.
Determining What You Want
It's so easy these days to find listings and visit apartments.
But don't let your eagerness get the better of you. Be prepared by taking a moment to determine exactly what you're looking for in an apartment.
- How to Find the Right Apartment Without the Stress
- How to Decide Whether You Should Live With Roommates or Live Alone
- How to Decide Between Renting a Studio or a One-Bedroom Apartment
- How to Decide Which Apartment Floor Is Best for You
Determining What You Can Afford
Once you know what you want in an apartment, you've got to take into consideration what you can actually afford. This will give you the confidence to know when you've found the right apartment, and it will also help you avoid the disappointment that comes with finding attractive apartments that are out of your range.
Looking for an Apartment
For many apartment hunters, the actual apartment hunt is the fun part. Armed with information about what you want and what you can afford, your job now is to go out there and find the right apartment -- as quickly and as efficiently as you can.
- Fixed-Term Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement?
- How to Choose the Right Neighborhood
- How to Find an Apartment in a Certain Building
- How To Comply With a Landlord's Request for a Letter of Employment
- Give Sample Letter of Employment to Your Employer
Handling Housing Discrimination
Unfortunately, some people encounter discrimination just about every time they look for apartments.
Others who are used to smooth sailing are shocked to discover that they've become the victim of illegal discrimination. Fair housing laws protect renters and apartment hunters alike from certain types of discrimination. It's smart to know your rights and keep them in mind as you look for your new home.
- Know Your Rights if You Have a Disability
- Apartment Hunting With a Drug or Alcohol Addiction
- Protected Classes FAQ
- Avoid Illegal Steering When Looking for an Apartment