How To Start Your Apartment Search Process

Learn how to start your apartment search process.

Learn how to start your apartment search process.

Searching for a new apartment can be very exciting, but also a little overwhelming. There are often many options available, but it’s up to you to narrow down these options by price, neighborhood, and amenities. Before you even start looking at apartments, you should have two lists: one of your wants, and one with needs. These lists will help to make the searching process much easier!

Determine Your Needs

While you may need to be flexible on a few features, you should have a decent sized list of things you will not compromise. This includes a price range, (remember to include utilities and other monthly bills,) move-in and move-out dates or lease length, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, if the apartment allows pets, and parking availability. Other amenities may fall on the want list rather than the list of things you need, but if having laundry facilities or a dishwasher is very important to you, it’s okay not to want to compromise.

Things You Want

Once you’ve determined the list of needs, you can now start a list of wants. This may include special features you’d like the apartment to have, including location to nightlife or hardwood floors. Other amenities people look for include pool and gym access, reserved parking space, updated appliances, and large windows with lots of natural light.  

Credit Score

Now that you’ve got your list and can easily narrow down the apartment search, it’s important to know your credit score. Your credit score may be a significant factor when applying for a new apartment and looking at your score before applying allows you to have a good idea of where you stand, and your chances of being accepted.

Use Apps

Apartment searching has become very easy with new technology, as many apps allow you to search for apartments right from your laptop or home. Fill out your renter’s profile as much as possible, so owners have a good idea of what you’re looking for, then search for apartments by setting your price range, location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need, etc., to find the apartment that checks everything on your list!

Let Us Be Your Apartment Home!

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. 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 apartment 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, Google+, and YouTube!

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