Even though the search for the apartment of your dreams may seem like a nightmare, try to approach the whole thing with a smile, and soon you will be having fun. The time spent on your laptop with your sweetheart by your side, searching for the best candidate properties will be a great experience. You will be analyzing maps and walking down the streets using street view, enjoying your quest for the best apartment for your needs. But what are the most important things you should be careful about and which information you need to have before you make your decision? Let us help you with a few handy tips which will help you overcome the initial troubles you might have.
Do not skip your research and go out for a walk
First of all, you should make you living to room your workstation and consult some useful websites about the possible candidates. A good selection process at the beginning of your search can be a real time-saver, sparing you a lot of lost time later in your search. Photos, tips, testimonials, histories and all kinds of other info will have an influence on your decision to live at a certain place. Make sure you read as much as you can. The second step is a step. Step out of your living room and walk around the neighborhood you want to make your new home. Have a look at the community and find the places you think are important to you: parks, restaurants, sports facilities, schools, etc.
Set up your first visit and come prepared
Once you made up your mind about the most serious candidates, call up the owner and schedule your visit. Make sure you don’t waste time because good units disappear from the market in a day or two. Also, show up guns blazing: have your questions ready and ask the owner all you need to know about the size, price, parking, distances, public transport, etc. These are the most common and obvious questions, but you will also be interested in things like the age of the building and previous renovations, the wiring and the fuse boxes, the appliances and the condition they are in, the utilities, maintenance, and repairs, pest control and much more. Once you have all the answers, you can proceed with the final stages – setting up a lease contract and enjoying your new home.