When it comes time to move into your first apartment or simply a new one, many fees can quickly add up if you aren’t prepared. Take careful note of all applicable fees for each complex you are considering so that you can stay within your budget and know how much you can afford. There are several additional costs to consider when looking for a new apartment.
Fees For Applications
Application fees are one of the first costs you may encounter. Application fees cover the costs of a background and credit check. Every complex sets its application fee, so consider carefully which ones you want to apply to and which have application fees that may be prohibitively expensive. If you intend to use more than one complex, figure out how much you’ll have to pay in application fees before you apply. Keeping track of your associated moving costs will allow you to budget your move better.
Pet Fees If You Own Pets
If you’re moving with your dog or cat, look into the pet fees of any pet-friendly apartments. Everyone will have different pet fees to consider, just like application fees. Consider how much rent plus pet fees will cost you each month to determine whether the pet fees are prohibitively expensive for your budget. It can be difficult, but not impossible, to find a pet-friendly, affordable apartment. Take some extra time to carefully consider your options before committing to costs you cannot afford.
Renters’ Insurance Is A Necessity
Renter’s insurance is much more than a good idea. In most cases, it is legally required. This insurance protects your belongings in the event of theft, fire, water damage, or other catastrophic loss. You have some wiggle room when setting up renters insurance to keep it affordable, but don’t just go with the lowest monthly payment if you can avoid it. You must pay the deductible if you need to file a claim to recover the cost of lost or damaged belongings. With the lowest monthly payments, that deductible can be prohibitively expensive, preventing you from using the insurance you’ve been paying for.
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Whether you need your very first apartment home or are relocating to the area, Apartments of Harborside Village would love to be your dream apartment home. Are you looking for beautiful waterfront apartments in Joppa, Maryland? Let us show you one of our spacious and affordable apartments at the Apartments of Harborside Village. To learn more about our residence options, visit us online, give us a call at 410-679-1130, or email us. For a peek into what it’s like to live in our community, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.