Posted February 13, 2013 by RentJungle

It's almost time for the busy apartment hunt season, are you prepared to make the move? If you are moving on to a new place, make sure you have all you need to make the right decision. Here are the top 3 things to look for in a new apartment.

3. Location
How long will your commute be? How close are schools (if you have children)? Is it a safe neighborhood? What is the walk score?

2. Space
Can you be comfortable in this space? It may not need to be enough depending on your taste, but can you see yourself here in a year's time? Can you have friends and family over comfortably?

1. Privacy
How thick are the walls? How close are the neighbors? Basically, do you feel comfortable with how well the house screens you from the outside world?

Bonus: Responsive Management
You may need to do a little digging for this one, but try to assess the responsiveness of the landlord/management of the building. Will they respond quickly to issues? Are there current problems with the apartment that they have not addressed?

 

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