You have to make a lot of important decisions when you're
moving, but one stands above them all: where are you going to move to?
If you're in the market to rent, nothing is as important as your apartment
search. It's easy to do a quick Internet search, pass a couple "apartments for
rent" or "houses for rent" signs, make a call or two and move in. But if you
don't do the research, you could just as easily end up in an apartment that's
too small, too cold, too run down or just plain wrong for you. And ultimately,
no one has to live in your uncomfortable apartment but you.
There are only two key ingredients in a successful apartment search: time and
However, there are a few extra tidbits that can get your apartment search off to a strong start:
The easiest place to being searching for rental real estate is on the Internet.
However, if you just Google "houses for
rent" or "apartments" you're likely to spend hours sifting through blind links
and junk sites. Local interest magazines and the real estate section of your
newspaper still have the edge in up to date listings for your area. In many
areas you can find local apartment guides aimed specifically at local apartment