Shopping for a new apartment can be overwhelming. Sure, many times you can jump into your car and scour the area in search of that perfect place. But, if you need to save time —or if you live in a different city or state — most searches for a new apartment begin online. But which site do you use? Are all apartment internet listing services the same? How do you choose? These questions alone can drive any apartment seeker mad. Luckily, we did the legwork for you and found the top 10 sites you can use to find your next apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Finding an Apartment’ Category
Congratulations. You’ve been searching for an apartment to rent on ApartmentSearch and discovered three communities that have everything you are looking for. They are all in the same area and generally have the same price and basic amenities. Now, the time has come to tour each and make your final selection. During your apartment tour, each leasing team will take you through a model apartment, one that’s meant to put their best foot forward and help you see that their community is the superior choice. But, not all apartment communities are created equal. and neither are their apartment models. These are the 3 types of apartment models you are likely to encounter. Read the rest of this entry »
Language is a funny thing. As you look across the country, you can find a variety of ways to say the same exact thing. For instance, the sparkling, sugary drink we all love so much is called “pop” in the Midwest, “soda” in the Northeast, and simply “Coke” in the South. What you call a “sub,” I might call a “grinder.” And, while kids on a playground in your town might be catching “doodlebugs,” they’re catching “roly-polys” (or “pill bugs”) in my neck of the woods.
The same thing often happens when you search for an apartment. Some words are more effective than others at communicating what you are looking for. And the language you use may not be the same that apartments use to attract new renters. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever moved somewhere, excited to start fresh and eager to explore, only to realize that you need to go…furniture shopping? Bleh. While you may have heard of furnished apartments for corporate travelers and last-minute movers, you may not know that they’re a super smart choice for off-campus housing, too. Dare we say, an A+ option? Check out our five reasons! Read the rest of this entry »
Apartment hunting is usually a pretty straightforward process. You find a place you like, submit an application, then give the landlord your John Hancock. Sometimes, though, you want to break the mold…or you really, really need short term housing. Whether you’re doing a friend a favor, mixing things up for the summer, or just fell in love with an otherwise unavailable unit, it may be time to break with tradition and consider taking over a lease. There are two way to do this: a sublease or an assignment of the lease. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s finally time to ditch the roommates (or parents) and get your own place! But how do you weigh your options? Most people that can afford to live alone go for a studio apartment or a one-bedroom, but what’s the difference? Here are some tips and facts about both to help you make the right decision for your needs. Read the rest of this entry »
Moving across town in a pain. Moving across the state is a headache. Moving across the country is a nightmare. But imagine what the individuals who are moving here from another country must go through. Every year, thousands of people leave the roots they have always known and move to the U.S. for personal and professional reasons. For those coming for business, the urgency to take care of all the particulars to make their move swift and easy is paramount. The process may seem overwhelming, but there are ways to make it pleasant. It normally starts with a destination services provider. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s just over there. It is a stone’s throw away. You can get there in a hop, skip, and a jump. No matter how you say it, it pays to be close to the things that you love. When it comes to a place to live, that includes grocery stores, entertainment, and —for people with children —daycare. But how do you really define how close something is? “Close” for one person may be “far” for another. Is time the most important factor, or is it proximity? Going five blocks in city traffic could take you 45 minutes. So how far is too far and how far is just right? Read the rest of this entry »
There are a million and one “best places” lists out there. The best places to find a job, best places to get a cup of coffee, top cities to save money, and so on. We’ve read them all, but the most important list we watch is where people want to move to get a great apartment. While all the lists have their own unique spins, ours is a little different.
We have analyzed all of the lists and also taken a close look at jobs that upcoming college grads are seeking. All of this, combined with the cost of living, ways to have fun, and the availability of affordable apartments, have led us to bring you our list of the top 5 places you should consider moving to this summer. Read the rest of this entry »
Face it: your parents, while so generous for letting you stay, aren’t exactly your ideal roommates. And your other options range from “friends who would be terrible to live with” and “random people on Craigslist that scare you a little.” When it’s finally time to cut the cord and live on your own though, you may wonder, “Can I afford to live on my own?” Check out these tips to find out how you can better prepare for solo apartment living and plan for the costs that you may have overlooked! Read the rest of this entry »