3 Secret Apartment Hunting Tips

Finding the right apartment isn't just about finding enough space. Sometimes you need to show up with a few tricks up your sleeve to make sure the apartment will be perfect for you. Here are the top three tips:

3. Check the Counters and Droors
Not only are do you want to make sure that there are no bugs in the house, but you might also find how clean the previous tenant or landlord is. If you find grime or living organism, move on.

2. Speak with the Neighbors
Knock on a few doors or ask families walking around how they feel about the neighborhood and what it's like to live there. This serves two functions: first you get to know what you can expect if you decide to live there, and second you now know people who live in the same area!

1. Check to Make Sure Everything Works/Take Photos
You never know if your landlord might try to make you pay for old dents and cracks, so take pictures of everything before signing the lease. This might save you from a huge headache in the future.

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