What to Look for While Apartment Hunting!

While you are house hunting, make sure that you check on this list to make sure that you are finding a home that is worth your time and money!

  1. Check for cell reception.
  2. Check the water pressure on cold, on hot, on both, and how long it takes to get warm.
  3. Bring a socket tester and test all outlets. Also make sure there are enough outlets in each room, and enough 3-prong ones.
  4. Ask the neighbors what the worst part of the building, street, neighborhood is.
  5. Drive through the area during rush hour if commuting via car.
  6. Make sure there’s an Internet provider suitable to your preferences.
  7. Make sure the windows are double-paned/double-glazed and in good repair if the area is cold to avoid high heating bills. See if the windows open and close easily.
  8. Fill all sinks/tubs. Drain simultaneously and flush each toilet during.
  9. If surrounding places have belongings left sitting on the porches (toys, stoves, seating, decorations), it’s a good sign for little/no theft and a kid-friendly environment.
  10. Ask “What’s the average rental time for apartments in the building?” If people aren’t staying long, it’s a bad sign.

Make sure that you have a list of priorities before you begin house hunting so you know what to look for and what is important to you.

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