Apartment hunting can be a challenge. Of course, it can also be extremely rewarding–especially when you finally get to move into the perfect place! With diligence, research, and a bit of intuition, you are sure to find the perfect place in no time! Realty and Mortgage Co. can be the perfect partner in the process, with properties all across the greater Chicagoland area. Because of our extensive experience, we can also offer time-tested advice that we see paying off for our new tenants year in and year out. Here are a few tips sure to help apartment seekers everywhere.
• Size matters. Size is one of the most important factors to consider when apartment searching. However, you should not assume that size is a simple question of square footage–or even a question of bedroom/bathroom count. Instead, take some time to consider how you plan to be using your apartment over the course of your residency. If you work from home, for example, you may wish to invest in an extra room that can be used as a home office. If you plan on having children, that obviously changes things quite a bit as well. In short: foresight can pay dividends.
• Management matters. Take time to research the company that will be managing your property. Over the course of residency, you are bound to encounter at least a few issues that will be either resolved or exasperated by good or bad management. Finding an apartment that is well-managed is one of the best possible investments of your time and energy.
• Know the neighborhood. The common mantra of Real Estate, “location location location,” is famous for a reason. Your neighborhood will be a major factor in your lifestyle–determining everything from commute times to school zones and more. This is yet another area where research make a real difference.
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