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31 May

Renting An Apartment? Some Tips You Should Know! Part 3

Posted in Apartments on 31.05.09

renting-2In addition to looking good on paper, you have to take a few other steps in order to make sure that you get the best apartment possible.

Primarily, you need to sit down and make sure you will be able to afford the units on your list of possibilities. A lot of things may affect the amount of rent you have to pay, including the desirability of the locations you favor. It is best that your rent not be greater than thirty percent of the amount of income you actually take home each month.

Thus, it might be beneficial to get a real estate agent to help you out. An agent can make it easier to find the rental units and properties in your price range. In certain markets, this is actually a free service. You may also have to pay a percentage of the rent you wind up paying.

If you find you cannot quite afford the rent on a particular unit, and if you do not have one already, you may consider taking on a roommate. There are even roommate services which can place you with a suitable housemate.

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30 May

Renting An Apartment? Some Tips You Should Know! Part 2

Posted in Apartments on 30.05.09

rent-apartment-1So, you have found some apartments in some locations that you love.  You are now ready to take the next couple of steps in renting an apartment.

First of all, you need to make sure you are fully prepared. You need a resume for everything these days, including an apartment rental. So, now you need to make a resume specifically for renters. Your previous addresses — preferably five, if you can manage that — and the phone numbers for your landlords needs to go on it. You also need to include employment histories, length, and the numbers for your employers. The amount of money you make should be included, along with references. It can even be helpful to include a copy showcasing your credit report.

Of course, some potential landlords may not require all of this information. You can feel free to call the landlords on your list of possible apartments to see what they would like to know about you, as a renter.

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21 May

Renting An Apartment? Some Tips You Should Know! Part 1

Posted in Apartments, Renting, Renting An Apartment on 21.05.09

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If you are like many people nowadays, you are definitely ditching your house and getting an apartment.  Or maybe you are just getting an apartment to get out of your parent’s home finally.  Either way, there are quite a few things that you are going to need to take into consideration whenever you are renting an apartment and we are going to go over some of those things in this blog! 

First and foremost, location, location, location is going to be the most important thing!  You never, ever want to get an apartment in a neighborhood that you do not think is safe, so that is the first thing that you need to consider.  The next, where do you work or go to school?  You definitely do not want to be too far from that, so make sure that your new pad is pretty close.

Renting an apartment can be pretty scary but if you are armed with some simple tips and tricks, you will definitely be better off!  More to come in the next post!

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