Time will come that we are going to look for the right place to settle down. When we’re younger we thought of having a beautiful future, we plan and save for it. We saw our relatives houses and we once told ourselves that one day, you will also have your own house to build a family. A place where you are in good location, safe, secure and excited to create a lot of amazing memories.
Top of the list is to find a place where you can call it home. When you are looking for your first home, this is a big decision and a major investment that you will make in your life. There are so many factors to consider before shelling out money. Also, this is likely to be your biggest expense in preparing your future. It is also a very good plan to start living in your own and prove to your family that you can make right decisions and ready for what we call life. You have to have a checklist to be sure of important factors, things and on what to look for your dream apartment for you to make a wise decision once you spend your hard-earned money.
Are you a first time renter? I am so excited to share today’s post! I know there are so many of you that is also looking for answers/guides/tips and things you absolutely need to learn about having a new space. Are you ready for a new house? With that said, here are the things that you will expect during the search for the right apartment.
It is a good idea to do your homework about the “rules”. Check if it is aligned with your lifestyle. You will spend a lot of time in your apartment, do a lot of research to find the best studio apartments 1, 2 or 3+ bedroom flats for rent in Chicago, IL. Always check reputable online sites that offer apartments within your budget only if you do not want to regret it later.
Apartment living should be nearby facilities like market, hospital, quality school, malls, parks, gym, cafes, restaurants and so on… I’m checking Zumper and I found some Chicago apartments for rents and they have all of these! It made my life easier as it is used by millions of renters to find houses, rooms, condos, or apartments for rent. I like the very easy process; you just have to apply online, submit your digital rental applications and credit reports with Zumper’s screening service, powered by TransUnion™.
It is filtered by location, amenities, price range, bedroom count, pet-friendly. With their real time alerts, you can set it for you to get notifications when a new listing is posted. When it comes to quality listing, their inventory is updated in real-time so you’ll always see new rentals on Zumper first. What else could you ask for in this one stop shop site?!
Apartment hunting is not that easy. Moving in a new place is difficult to adjust at first that’s why you should learn about the area itself and familiarize yourself with the city. Include in your checklist the car parking space. It should have a designated car space enough for your vehicle. If you do not own one yet, ask about the public transport around the area. Consider also the light for natural sunlight, air for windows and if the area has free flowing air, and noise; check the neighborhood if you can hear people in other units.
Inspect the structure. Look for broken sealants, cracking, mould, etc. Lastly, check security; what features each complex has in place. More people are coming in and out than in houses. After all, we all want a happy and peaceful life.