Thursday, October 22, 2009

Factors In Choosing An Apartment

Are you looking for an apartment? I would like to share some friendly reminders to consider when looking for an apartment to rent:
  • Condition of the Apartment - Take a walk around the apartment. Inspect areas that need immediate repairs, repainting, etc. Make sure you check all the rooms. Remember that safety is very important. Ask someone who knows about wiring to check the apartment. Try to find out if the apartment conforms to safety regulations (example: presence of fire exit).
  • Cleanliness - Check for signs of possible pest problem. You would not want to make the mistake of renting a place infested with cockroaches or worse rats.
  • Size - It's always advisable to find a place ideal for the number of people who are going to live in it. Overcrowding is never a good idea.
  • Parking - This is a big consideration if you own a car. It is better to rent apartments that include safe parking areas.
  • Security - Renting a place that provides security is a great disadvantage. Take note that this feature often means higher rental fees.
  • Proximity to Important Places - It is preferable to find a place that has access to nearby market, school (especially for those who have kids) and hospital. It is a big advantage to live near your work place.
Take note that finding the ideal apartment may take time. Avoid being impulsive. Don't be too excited to rent the first apartment you visit. It is good to have some choices. When you find a few apartments interesting, you can compare them to find the one that suits you the most.

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