Are you asking, "What do I need to rent an apartment?" Like a job application, an apartment application requires you to attach additional documents. Simply filling out the form with your information and a list of past apartments isn't enough for the landlord to decide whether you're reliable as a tenant. As such, he or she will ask for more items that will show that you're on top of your game.
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.
The information required in an apartment rental application is actually to protect you, as well as your landlord. But if you’re still wondering the purpose of all those information fields, here’s why they’re there.
When it comes to apartment hunting, you might think you want the highest floor and the best view, or to be away from the noise of residents coming and going or talking outside. You may also estimate that you’ll be safer from the risk of theft. For these reasons, first-floor apartments tend to get a bad reputation. But is it really justified? There are actually many benefits to renting a ground floor apartment!
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 might possibly be the right choice for you. It really depends on your circumstances. Here are a few pros and cons to consider before you decide if furnished or unfurnished is right for you.
You’ve already set the funniest or best Wi-Fi name for your home router (May I suggest, “BewareOfAttackCat” or “YouHadMeAtWifi”? You’re welcome), now you need to set your personalized password. As soon as you’ve learned how to change the Wi-Fi password, you can set it to anything you wish. But consider the delicate balance between a secure password and one you can easily remember.
If you have the flexibility to make a strategic decision about the time of year to search, choosing the right month could save you a few headaches and even a few dollars. Though the ideal time to rent an apartment varies according to a number of factors, here are a few details to consider.
When it comes to the best apartment amenities, what’s popular in 2017 may surprise you. According to Apartment Guide research, many of those searching for an apartment tend to focus on individual apartment features rather than community features. However, many apartment hunters weigh community features at approximately the same level of importance as how many bedrooms they’re looking for, so community features matter.
If you have kids (or if you’re planning to have kids soon), choosing an apartment near great school options is important. Aside from considering how many bedrooms and bathrooms are needed, many people search for new residences based on school rankings. If you want your children to attend the best schools, here’s how to research the best school districts for consideration as your next home base.