March 29, 2013

What you should know when looking for the right apartment

It's beautiful, in Little Italy downtown with everything you've ever dreamed of. Hard wooden floors, a view of the city, all appliances included... But you are not the only one that has had that same dream of living there and that vision. So what can you do to make this reality happen? Here are a few helpful tips to secure exactly what you are looking for:

  • Approach your rental search like you would a job search. Come to your appointment organized, serious, and professional. This will help you stand out as the most qualified for the unit you want. 

  • Know exactly what you want!!! Landmark posts all of their available rental properties on Craigslist, and all the details of the rental can be viewed there first. Be prepared to make a decision and act upon it, leave a deposit:cashiers check or money order. This will assure that the place is yours.

  • Also, come prepared with the information you will need to complete the application  prior address, landlord reference, and a personal reference. It is also important to have a copy of the most recent paycheck stub available, and a driver's license or other form of photo ID.

  • Walk or drive around the neighborhood. Ask a neighbor what the area is like and if they like living there. While you are looking at the place to rent check out the parking areas, hallways, and the common areas of the buildings. 
Covering all of your bases and making sure you are prepared can help make the rental process fast and successful. Making sure that you are completely satisfied with your new home is very important because it will be your home for a year or more. 

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