House hunting is just as important for people who are renting, as it is for people who are buying. One of the most important things to do when planning to rent an apartment, is to make a list of all of the things that are priorities for you in choosing somewhere to live – these include things like distance from work, and, if you have kids, the school district. It is also important to make a budget, and figure out exactly what you can afford.

Key Takeaways:

  • People think about the work it takes to find a home to buy, but finding a rental can be just as much work.
  • When looking for a place to rent, it is important to create a listing of all of the things that are the biggest priorities in a place to live.
  • Since the process is time consuming, you should be looking into places to move to as soon as you know you are going to need to move.

“Start by making a list of the priorities that are most important to you. Consider things like proximity to work and entertainment, desirable school district, neighborhood and location, number of bedrooms needed, pet friendly, and any other factors that might influence your decision.”

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