It’s that time of year again: finals have wrapped, plans are in motion, and hats WILL be thrown in the air. Yes friends, graduation time is (finally) upon us. And we all know what that means, don’t we? TIME TO FIND A JOB! Just kidding. Kind of. Before that, your grad will be walkin’ that stage with the biggest grin you’ve ever seen, and though your “love and support” mean the world to them, we’re sure it wouldn’t hurt to get them a little extra somethin’ somethin’. Here are a few ideas for grad gifts that they definitely need (and/or want). Read the rest of this entry »
Months and years after the journey began; you are finally reaching the end of your college experience. The hours upon hours of studying are finally about to pay off as you walk across the stage and receive your diploma. Congratulations, you’ve done it! You have survived. Now, the next journey begins.
Nobody really wants to move back home. Does the next part of your journey bring you to a new city for work? Are you finding roommates and living in your current town? Maybe you are going to stay the course and continue into grad school. Whatever the next stage is, where you are going to live after student housing is a primary concern.
If you are continuing on in your degree, the time has come for you to move off-campus. Sure, it has been fun living in student housing, but the friendships, the parties, and the excitement don’t have to stop when you move off-campus. There are lots of great apartments within a couple of miles of campus. With all the modern amenities that are offered, your off-campus housing will be the place all your friends wish they lived.
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, your first post-college apartment awaits you. First, you have to ask yourself what is most important to you. Location? Lifestyle? Price? There is an apartment out there to fulfill the desires of any graduate.
Did your internship turn into a job offer across the country? When it comes time to relocate, your company may put you up in a furnished temporary apartment. This allows you the time to find the place that is right for you. Maybe you are staying close to home and moving in with a friend. Splitting the costs of rent, utilities, and furniture can be a great way to combine resources and save a few extra dollars. This is the flexibility that the apartment lifestyle provides.
Whatever your apartment need is after graduation, ApartmentSearch.com has the resources to help. We offer online apartment locating as well as assistance in finding furniture to rent or buy. As an added bonus, when you tell your new apartment community that ApartmentSearch.com sent you, you can qualify for $200 in rewards to help you get started.
Welcome to life after college. Wherever you are going, we can help you find the place that is right for you.
Final exams are fast-approaching, and college students are probably more focused on making it through tests than starting to find an apartment. However, it’s important to start the search as early as you can, especially if you are a college freshman or sophomore and are renting your first college apartment. Apartments aren’t usually available for more than two months before your preferred move-in date, so time your search accordingly. Here are some tips for first-time student apartment-seekers.
What Do You Want?
Before you start the search to find an apartment, it’s important to figure out what your needs are. Would you rather be close to campus, or further away? What is your price range? Would you rather find an apartment with a fitness center? Do you want an apartment that allows pets? It can help to make a list of the things you need in an apartment before you continue your search.
Next, use an online service like ApartmentSearch to find an apartment. Websites like ApartmentSearch.com have information regarding community amenities, amenities unique to the apartment, a price range, square footage, and more. Keep a list of potential properties, call them, and follow up regularly. Especially as summer draws to a close, apartments will fill up fast, so staying on top of your options is key.
Tour the Apartment
When you go on apartment tours, each leasing agent will give you all kinds of information about the apartment that may be hard to remember, especially after your fifth apartment tour. Writing everything of interest down will help you compare notes later to choose the best apartment for you.
More Apartment Tips
For other apartment living tips, including student apartment life, small apartment living, and more, search our Apartment Life blog, and see how ApartmentSearch.com can help student renters find an apartment!
If you’re a college student thinking of moving out of the dorms this year, it’s not too early to find an apartment. If you’ll be moving into your apartment when the semester is over you’ll want to find an apartment soon, but you can wait a bit longer if you plan on living at home for the summer.
Before you find an apartment, decide if you want to live alone or with roommates. Apartment living on your own has its benefits (like always having the quiet you need to cram for that Psych 101 exam, or being able to walk around in your underwear without offending anyone) but it also can be much more expensive and at times lonely. Don’t forget about your furry roommates. If you have pets, find an apartment that allows them or you could face steep fees or even eviction. After that’s settled, set a budget that includes all of your monthly apartment expenses including rent, utilities, and insurance.
Next, find an apartment in a neighborhood that’s right for you. Living close to campus can be expensive but it saves you the time, hassle, and costs of commuting. You should also find an apartment in a neighborhood that has services you need like a bank, library, and grocery store. Unless you find an apartment with a laundry room, you’ll also want to live close to a laundromat.
Be sure to find an apartment in an area that jibes with your lifestyle. If you like to spend your nights quietly studying, living next door to frat row is probably a bad decision. Likewise, if you plan on partying it up every night, don’t move in next to an old couple that will call the police during the very first verse of “Young, Wild, & Free.”
ApartmentSearch.com can make your quest to find an apartment easier. You can find an apartment by area, price, and amenities so you (and your roomies) end up someplace that really feels like home. Plus, you don’t even have to be a finance major to appreciate the $200 Renter Rewards you can get simply by finding your apartment through ApartmentSearch.com!