5 Tips on Picking Your First Rental:
If you’re like me, you are getting ready to look for your very first rental. Whether it would be an apartment, or house for rent, it can get intimidating very quickly. As I start my own search, I found these top 5 tips can be most helpful in selecting a place to live. Following these tips can make your search stress-free and exciting!
- Prime Location
Selecting your location on where you might want to live is a key step in the selection process. If you choose an area without much research, you could end up in a bad location and regret the rental in the first place. When choosing a place to live, keep in mind travel expenses, safety of the area, and things to do around you.
It is so important to be realistic about what one can afford monthly. Overall expenses and costs can pile up quickly, and creating a spreadsheet of things like car payments, rent, student loans, and grocery costs can help you get a better idea of what you can afford when it comes to renting.
Are you looking for a more modern feel? Or a cozy at home feeling? Questions like these are crucial to keep in mind when thinking about the overall design of your special home. Not only on the inside, but the outside design as well. Doing research online on websites like Pinterest, HGTV.com, and thespruce.com can help you gain ideas on what look you might want.
- The Landlord
This is a major difference between owning a place and renting it. When renting, someone else is in charge of any problems that arise with the property. You want to consider making a relationship with the landlord, so they get to know you better, and vice versa. This establishes trust, and ensures that you have peace of mind when an issue might arise.
- Length of Stay
When choosing your first ever place to live, you are thinking of the present, but you might also want to keep in mind the future. When renting, you have important decisions to make that are going to affect your future living situations. Are you going to choose to rent or buy furniture? Make it a cozy place to live, but move out in a year and it’s a pain to pack up everything? Thinking about how long you are going to stay in one location can definitely help you save money.
Having stress headaches from thinking about all of this? Come see us at Red Door Real Estate, and we can help you find exactly what you are looking for in a rental property. Give us a call at (716) 768-1177, or check us out on Facebook to see what upcoming events we have. We are always here to help you!
By: Alexandra Nadeau