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Tips to Start Your Apartment Search

Updated: Feb 26


Searching for an apartment can feel like a full-time job but it doesn’t need to be. Having a plan before you begin your search can aid you in finding the perfect apartment. Following are a few tips to help you get started with your search for a new apartment.

Determine the Apartment that Suits your Needs

Your daily life involves a lot of driving, errands, and responsibilities. Choosing a new place to live involves more than your actual residence. Everyone has specific needs when they are apartment hunting and you must decide what yours are. The first part of your plan can identify your MUST HAVE housing needs. Examples of must haves:


  • Number of Bedrooms

  • Washer and Dryer Connections

  • 1st floor

  • Located within a certain school district

  • Located in a certain area or within close proximity of employer

  • Rent rate - how much can you afford per month? (Most apartments require you earn at least 3 times the rent.)


Second, you want to determine your WANTS as far as amenities and features. These could be things like:


  • Do you want to live in a community with amenities, like a swimming pool, or fitness center?

  • Do you want features such as granite counters, wood floors or stainless steel appliances?

  • Do you prefer a gated community?

  • Do you prefer a newer community?

Set a Few Dates

How fast you need to find an apartment depends on your schedule. It can take one to two months to find an apartment that you want, can afford, and that has the amenities you desire. If you are under time constraints, finding an apartment that fits every bullet point may be more difficult. You can still find a great apartment if you follow your plan. If you know when you must move, from your current home, mark the date on the calendar and work backward, leaving yourself enough time for packing, moving, and cleaning the home in which you currently live.

Find an Apartment Locator

Hands down, the fastest and easiest way to locate the apartment of your dreams is to utilize the services of an apartment locator. At Texas Apartment Locating, we offer 100% FREE apartment locating services and you are eligible for cash rebate or free move credit! We can quickly match client’s specific budget, location, and amenity preferences to our apartment database of thousands of apartment communities. In addition to standard search features such as price and location, we use a matching algorithm that can help clients locate apartments in specific school districts, 55+ communities, apartments running specials, luxury apartments, and second chance apartments.

Our desire is to take the stress from your apartment search. By creating a customized apartment list, just for you!

Stay Organized

Apartment hunting can become overwhelming but by staying organized you control the situation.

Get organized today and begin your search for a new apartment. With these tips in hand and the services of Texas Apartment Locating, you will find your new apartment, soon. Click here to start your search!

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