The key to renting an apartment is finding the right one at a reasonable cost. You want to get a place that is going to be a real home to you, somewhere that you can feel comfortable for a long time. But you also don’t want to spend a fortune on your monthly rent costs. So what do you do? Well the first thing is to decide on the most important factor for you. Is budget more of a concern? Or is finding the perfect apartment? Once you know the answer to this question you can set yourself up for success.
If you need a cheap apartment you will want to look at your options in the winter. It may seem strange but less people are moving out in the winter and that means landlords have a hard time filling their empty buildings. When they can’t find someone to fill that apartment it means they have to pay for it and they definitely don’t want to do that. What that means is they are willing to settle for lower rent in exchange for someone to fill the vacancy. That someone could be you and you could end up with a better apartment for less money. On the downside however, you won’t have as many options because there are fewer people moving.
If your primary concern is having options and getting the perfect apartment you want to consider moving in the summer. This is when more people are moving and that means there are plenty of openings at just about any apartment complex you might want. You’re going to pay more however, because there are so many people who want the apartment and that means higher rates.