Philadelphia Apartment Search Tips
Not everyone knows exactly what needs to be done before, during, and after their
apartment search. There are certain things that we always forget about, and we
have priorities that always get in the way. It is important that we stay on top
of everything as when moving from the moment you start your search for that
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||Finding The Right
- Here are some search tips for finding the RIGHT apartment for you in
For any individual, whether you are an experienced mover or it's your first
time moving, finding the right apartment can be a difficult task. Many
renters don't even know where to begin. They look in the local paper, check
a few national or local web sites and often get disappointed with what
apartments are available. Part of the reason is that a lot of apartments are
not advertised well. Many renters like to see photos of an apartment or
learn many of the details before making an effort to visit.
Here are some search tips for finding quality
apartments in Philadelphia:
- Search early - Start looking for an apartment before you
actually need it. Searching for the right apartment can take a lot of
time. It doesn't hurt to get a head start, but it could cost you if you
- Evaluate your top priorities in finding the right apartment and write
them down. Some of your top priorities may be price, location, number of
bedrooms, nearby schools (if you have kids), and convenience to shopping,
health, and services.
- Compare apartments - use a checklist to compare apartments. After you
have looked at several apartments you will begin to lose track of what you
saw. Even if it takes some more effort, take a notepad and digital camera
(if you have one) because it will help making a decision easier.
- Research the cost of living in the area. Check average rent prices for
apartments in the area. Also, make sure you prepare a list of other
possible expenses such as utilities, water, transportation or parking and
- Know the area - When moving to a new area, get someone who knows their
way around or do some research before you sign a lease for a new
apartment. For example, the crime rate in an area should be something you
consider if you have children.
- Have your deposit ready - if someone else gets their deposit in first,
you could lose out on a great apartment.
- Don't hesitate - if you find an apartment that fits all your needs and
satisfies all your requirements, get it.
The bottom line when searching for an apartment is to be prepared. You
will likely live in the apartment for a year or more, so taking the time to
find the right place will save you much more time later if you decide to
move. Being prepared not only reduces the amount of stress, but allows for a
smoother transition into your new life at your new apartment in Philadelphia.
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