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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 wasn’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…