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Sunday, September 23, 2018

5 Tips and Advice That Can Help In Finding The Perfect Rental Home

Renting Tips

Finding the perfect rental home or apartment can be quite stressful and time-consuming. Whether you are a first-time renter or just rethinking your current living situation, the process can be a bit intimidating. And to help you out with your renting journey, here are few tips and advice that can make everything quite easy. 

Determine how much you can spend

Before looking for a rental home or apartment set up a budget first and stick with it. Experts recommend spending no more than 30 percent of your income on housing budget. You must factor in all the expenses that will come when you started renting a home. The utility bills, travel expenses, and other expenditures must all be calculated on top of the rental fee.

Determine the features that you want and you need

Do you want a patio or deck, a nice cozy fireplace, an access to a spacious backyard or shared outdoor space? List down all things that you wanted and you need in a rental home. Categorize them accordingly and see what kind of features or amenities you can sacrifice or live without.

Map your day
In hunting a rental home or apartment, it’s pretty important to plan your daily routine. It’s highly advisable to hunt for the rental properties first online and list down all the properties you like. If you already have a handful of a list, you can check the place one by one in a span of day or two. This is why mapping your day is pretty important to make sure that no time will be wasted during your hunting journey.

Choose your rental type

This step will depend on your plans of stay (short or long term) and the size of the property that you’ll need. There are different types of rentals in the market nowadays so you must choose carefully and pick the one that suits your budget and needs. Quick tip: if you are looking for a short-term rental, a sublet will do. If you plan to rent for more than a year or so, looking for rental listings online that offers a variety of options will surely help you.

Be patient with your application and the approval process
After doing and following all the tips above, now is the time to start the application process. Make sure to fill out the application form completely. Read the lease carefully and don’t just sign up without fully understanding what’s written on it. The approval process won’t take that long especially if the rental property is located in a less busy neighborhood.


About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants, and landlords. You can visit MichiganHousesOnline.com blog for more information.

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