think before renting

Getting ready to move into your first apartment can be incredibly intimidating; renting an apartment is a pretty big deal. There are a LOT of things to consider. When it's your first time, there can be enough new information to make your head spin. Here are the important things to think about BEFORE you start your apartment-hunting process. This list can save you from making some costly mistakes.

questions to ask roommates

Roommates can help with expenses, but it’s important to find a good match before making a commitment.  These questions will reveal a lot about the people with whom you’re considering sharing your apartment. Are you still friends with old roommates?…

In previous articles, we’ve highlighted findings about the highest rent in the nation and the most expensive square feet by metro, among other discoveries in our data. This time, we thought we might check out the words used in apartment names. In looking at the thousands of listings on Apartment Guide, we discovered the most popular words of all which are used apartment names. Can you guess them?

transfer utilities

If you're moving from one apartment to another, an important item on your moving to-do list is to transfer utility service from your old apartment to your new one. This might seem a little overwhelming -- especially if you have a number of utilities to transfer.  Apartment Guide has your back: just follow these simple guidelines to do it correctly,  and avoid any gaps in service.

stress free move

Moving is considered one of the most stressful experiences. Apartment hunting, if unprepared, can cause anxiety. Prepare and don't procrastinate, and your apartment hunt can be fun and exciting; you’re headed toward a fresh start in a new home. So, how can you eliminate the stress? Nail down these answers BEFORE you start searching.

Start your apartment search

Ready to start looking for your new apartment? Finding your perfect place to live doesn’t have to be an ordeal. By getting yourself organized in advance, starting your apartment search and locating your new home can actually be fairly easy. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to set out on your apartment hunting journey.

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