While you’re apartment hunting it is important to know that there are key factors that may raise the price of your monthly rent. Here the scoop—
1. Living near an interstate
If living near the interstate or a highway is important to you, then the added cost of having an apartment a mile or so away from one may drive the cost of your rent up.
The convenience of having an elevator in your building can still be pretty costly. On average, Priceonomics estimates that an elevator will add $120 to your monthly rent.
3. Fitness center
Priceonomics’ study shows that people pay an average of $90 a month for a fitness center, so if working out in your own building isn’t all that important to you, consider spending your money elsewhere.
4. Laundry in building
Living off-campus can be a less expensive way to live while you’re in school. Below are some tips and NECESSITIES for a college student looking to live off-campus —
Safety of the Location –
Find out the crime statistics in the area by contacting the local police department. They’ll be able to give you information on the area and recommend whether or not they feel it’s safe for students.
What’s the proximity to the nearest grocery store? What about the nearest coffee shop? Consider what you’d like to be nearby and then map out if the places are located within the area. It may help you decide if the location is right for you.
Can you get to classes, the library and other campus locations quickly and easily when you need to?
Reasonable Rent Rates in the Area Research what typical rent rates within the area are. You can research this by asking around locally, researching online at either apartment websites or rent comparison websites or by calling your local police station.
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