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So you’ve scoped out apartments online, research the neighborhoods you may want to live in, and found the dream apartment. What’s next? The next step is to go through the rental application process. It’s the first step to settling into a new home. 37% of renters live in apartments. So there is a good chance you may come up against some competition when finding your new home. Below is our guide on how to successfully complete the rental application from start to end. 1. Fill out the rental application Once you’ve found your dream apartment, contact the leasing office to get a rental application. If you need a co-signer or plan on living with roommates, they will also need to fill out the rental application. Every person planning to move in needs to fill out a separate rental application form. Rental application forms will often be online or can also…

So you’re ready to embark on a journey and find an apartment to live in on your own, with roommates or your partner. Where do you go to find an apartment? Below is a list of places that we highly recommend checking out to find apartment rentals. Where to Find Apartment to Rent Here are some of our favorite places to search for the perfect apartment. Apartment List Apartments.com Apartment Guide Hotpads Lovely Rent.com Rentals.com Rent Jungle Rentometer Trulia Zillow Zumper Facebook Marketplace (search in your area) Local newspaper Craigslist Pennysaver print or online Local university housing listings Apartment Hunting Best Practices Below are some tips to help you determine the best apartment for you. Negotiate your rent costs. Always negotiate rent costs. Never settle for the first apartment you visit. It typically takes the average renter 5-8 walkthroughs before they decide on an apartment that is right for them.…

So your lease is up for renewal! It’s most likely that your landlord or property manager will do what they can to keep you renting their apartment. 61 percent of landlords polled by the real estate website Zillow said they would accept a lower rent payment if there wasnโ€™t much competition for a property. This means there is a good chance for you to negotiate a lower rent cost! There are also many benefits to renewing your lease, such as avoiding the cost and hassle of switching apartments, paying movers, and security deposits. It also makes sense to renew during the pandemic while work from home orders are in effect and no one is really able to travel freely just yet. If for whatever reason you are unable to renew, you can continue to pay rent after your lease is up, but also know that as you transition into a…