| by Kenneth Chase | 30 comments

How to Find an Apartment

How to Find an Apartment. There are important questions to ask yourself
besides “Can it fit a pool table?” You will need Time to think about what you
really need A rough idea of what you an afford and a little patience. Step 1. Prepare a budget. Factor in not only rent but how much you’ll
likely spend on things like utilities, phone, and cable. If the amount you can afford for rent seems
too low, consider sharing an apartment. Step 2. Determine your priorities—the number of
bedrooms and bathrooms, how far you’re willing to commute, pet-friendliness, and amenities
such as gyms, pools, and laundry facilities. Step 3. Research different neighborhoods. Find out the average rent; whether there are
any parks; the kind of shops, clubs, and restaurants nearby; and whether traffic and parking is
a problem. Walk around a neighborhood you’re interested
in—both to make sure it’s what you’re looking for and to look for rent signs. Step 4. Decide whether to use a broker. A broker can do a lot of the legwork for you;
the downside is that in a big city it will cost you as much as 15% of your annual rent. Check with your school or employer. They often have contacts in the rental market. Step 5. Check classified ads, both in print and online,
to see what’s available and what the going rate is in a particular neighborhood. Get the earliest edition you can. Check out neighborhood bulletin boards, like
those at coffee houses and community centers. Step 6. When you see a promising apartment listing,
contact the landlord or property manager right away to set up an appointment. Step 7. Inspect the apartment. Dress professionally and act politely—you
want to convey that you are responsible, serious, and will pay rent on time. Step 8. Make sure you understand the terms of the
lease, such as when rent is due, the maintenance procedures, and if there’s a security deposit. Step 9. If you find an apartment you like, submit
an application to the landlord or property manager immediately. Good apartments go quickly! Step 10. Assuming you’re accepted, negotiate to see
if there’s any way to lower the cost, then sign the lease. Congratulations, you now have
a new apartment! Did you know The Roman Empire was among the
first to have apartments in the modern sense, known as “insulae.”



Feb 2, 2008, 10:03 pm Reply

hmmm very useful

Sanjay Raman

Mar 3, 2008, 3:53 am Reply

Video was great. Tip: in some cities like New York, you may have to pay an apartment finding fee to sketchy real estate agents.

Kristopher Kelly

Mar 3, 2008, 4:47 am Reply

Awesome video, thanks for the tips … looking for a new apt soon.

Kristy eléna

Mar 3, 2008, 7:08 pm Reply

omg, i'll be looking for an apt in a few months! thanks for teaching me the right way to do it!!!


Aug 8, 2008, 8:28 pm Reply

Nothing I dont already know :'( but Good video as always


Jun 6, 2009, 3:12 pm Reply

is it really so? I am a foreigner and living in Austin, can you give me some more info…if got any ..I would appreciate


Shawn Afshar

Nov 11, 2009, 6:32 pm Reply

i'm a college student how can i get approved to rent an apartment? without having to get a cosigner


Jul 7, 2010, 4:45 am Reply

@MacPr0xnxx0 I'd highly suggest renting a basement suite with others. It's cheap, you get friends usually (if roommates are good) and after first year yu can go ahead and rent with fellow students. Renting solo is usually quite expensive.

Kyle Jagel

Aug 8, 2010, 12:15 am Reply

Might have to move out 🙁 I uh…am deprived from everything I got, people tend to say things happen for a reason or things will get better but I beg to differ. I moved out of my Moms after 18 years, being neglected and used as a house maintance douche, I moved to my grandparents….

Kyle Jagel

Aug 8, 2010, 12:16 am Reply

…Now I may have to move from my grandparents because my grandmas Mom and Dad are moving in and the Dad will probably take my room along with my privacy. I don't have a job, and I don't know what to do 🙁 probably kill myself.

Kyle Jagel

Aug 8, 2010, 12:18 am Reply

I hate for this to happen, but life sux and I have scoliosis that's killing me literally, I'm disabled and only 19 years old. I live in Florida and only get $400 from Social Security a month! I used to get more but my Mom has a debt to pay and it comes from my disability checks.

Kyle Jagel

Aug 8, 2010, 12:20 am Reply

Things get worse and worse for me everyday. I don't have a gf, I'm a short little dwarf and still need to finish school. I'm getting braces soon for my fucked up teeth. My life is shit! My grass on this side is dead.


Oct 10, 2010, 7:55 pm Reply

I'm looking for an Apartment with in a few months or hopefully very soon. This is some great tips and I can use every tip I could get when finding my apartment for the first time. Thank you!


Nov 11, 2010, 9:43 pm Reply

This video has OVER NINE-


Apr 4, 2011, 7:49 am Reply

Back then, everything could be so much easier, nowadays there's so much paperwork to do…


May 5, 2011, 2:37 am Reply

These don't apply if you're trying to find an apartment in Minot, North Dakota.


Nov 11, 2011, 10:07 pm Reply

Im 12 im savin for an apartment so i can finally run away wen im 18 yay


Dec 12, 2011, 4:56 am Reply

She pronounced 'Insulae' incorrectly. The 'AE' makes a long 'I' sound. 😛

Crossover Negro

Jun 6, 2012, 3:32 am Reply

That deep resonating emptiness you hear is the sound of no one giving a shit.


Sep 9, 2012, 5:40 pm Reply

Good advice, weird video.


Sep 9, 2012, 12:55 am Reply

there hunting apatments


Oct 10, 2012, 10:47 pm Reply

But what if you don't have time?


Dec 12, 2012, 12:25 am Reply

I love how this video doesn't talk about credit, income requirements, or rent history, which are the three most fucking important things to consider when looking for an apartment.


Apr 4, 2013, 12:59 am Reply

i don't know why are you watching this?

Thomas Powlison

Oct 10, 2013, 1:33 pm Reply

I got to watch this for homework. I have to put it in my own words and interpret it into ASL.

Royce Suico

Oct 10, 2013, 10:29 am Reply

Oh men how small that key!!

Endezeichen Grimm

Oct 10, 2013, 10:19 pm Reply

Never too early


Sep 9, 2014, 3:06 pm Reply

I made an ad on the internet. A man called me the next day and I made a contract in the afternoon.

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