Have you found yourself asking, "What do I need to rent an apartment?" You're not alone. Like a job application, an apartment application requires you to attach additional documents. Simply filling out the form with your information and a list…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least for the Apartment Guide team. Renters are making tough decisions about whether to stay put in their current apartment, or move on to a bigger and better abode.
It’s natural to assume that after a few years of renting, you’re automatically ready to take on the title of homeowner. But you might need to slow your roll before you’re in too deep. Are you really ready to own a home? Like, really? Below, we outline a few reasons why you might need to renew that apartment lease.
[caption id="attachment_63888" align="aligncenter" width="607"] A furnished apartment will come with assorted furniture and kitchen equipment. Image: Summit Crossing, Cumming, GA[/caption] Whether you’re renting your first apartment or just moving on up, you might ask yourself a question that many renters face: Furnished or unfurnished? Furnished apartments are far less common, but it might be the right choice for you if you’re a student, a traveling professional, or you just don’t want the hassle of buying and moving furniture. Furnished apartments usually come equipped with furniture, basic kitchen appliances and tableware, bathroom necessities such as a shower curtain, a washer/dryer set, and possibly a few other amenities. The exact items will vary depending on the landlord and what kind of place you’re renting. Here are a few pros and cons to consider before you decide if furnished or unfurnished is right for you.
As you begin your search for a new apartment, your wish list is probably full of features and amenities that you just can’t live without. Great location, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances - the works. But have you given any…
[caption id="attachment_60455" align="alignleft" width="360"] In some cities, you've got to bring your best to nab your favorite apartment in a competitive market.[/caption] In some rental markets, apartment hunting can be as competitive as a job search. In fact, modern, savvy apartment seekers often visit apartments as prepared as if they’re on a job interview. If your apartment search lies in a highly-competitive rental market, like New York City, you may want to employ a few clever approaches to help secure your tenancy. Here are some tactics to help you nab your first-choice apartment and seal the deal on the spot!
[caption id="attachment_37093" align="alignleft" width="360"] Have you considered these five details on your apartment search?[/caption] It’s easy for an apartment search to become overwhelming, even when you follow a careful search plan. Don’t bog down your brain with zillions of requirements. Focus on a few things you feel are important to your perfect apartment space. Here are five essentials that might be easy to overlook, but are extremely important to consider when choosing your new apartment home.
Sometimes it seems there are so many details to consider when choosing an apartment that it's hard to hone in on a final decision. There are many angles that might make one new apartment seem more appealing to you than another. [caption id="attachment_61896" align="aligncenter" width="880"] CanalSide Lofts in Columbia, SC[/caption] Read on for our some guidelines on how to channel your second-guessing toward choosing a great apartment.