TIPS FOR APARTMENT HUNTING

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Searching for an apartment, especially your first apartment can seem like a daunting task. There are so many things you need to consider when choosing the right apartment, and some of those things you might not even realize.

Legacy Court Midvale Apartments features these four things you need to think about before you go apartment hunting.

What is Your Budget?

A good rule of thumb for rent is to spend up to 30% of your monthly income. However, you have to consider other factors as well: utilities, cable, and Internet, for example, do not come cheap. Figure out what 30% of your net income would be, and make this the absolute most you will spend on an apartment.

Where Do You Want To Live?

Every neighborhood has its own set of traits and demographics. Before you start searching the town for an apartment, narrow down your search to two or three neighborhoods that you would like to live in. There is no sense in searching where you don’t want to live.

Are You Living Alone Or With Roommates?

If you want to live with roommates, you will need to coordinate together on budget and where you want to live. Having roommates will allow you to live in a pricier apartment.

What Are You Looking For?

Are there certain amenities that you just cannot live without? Make a list of things you can and things you cannot live without. Keep these in mind when you are apartment searching.

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