How to Pick the Right Apartment for You

Finding the perfect apartment can be a little tricky, but it can also be a lot of fun. While apartment hunting, you get to look at different locations, floor plans, unit sizes and layouts. Here are some tips to make your next apartment hunt go a little smoother so that hopefully you can find the place that feels like home. 

Price – Budget is probably the number one thing to take into consideration when renting an apartment. You need to be able to comfortably afford your rent and expenses, so setting a budget and sticking to it will ensure you have money left over for the fun things in life. 

Location, Location, Location – One of the most important factors when picking an apartment is the location. Whether you want to be close to shopping and dining, work, school, friends or family it’s key to pick the right spot. Also, look at the atmosphere of the area. Maybe you like to be right in the hustle and bustle of things, or maybe you want to live in a more quiet secluded area. Either way, it’s important to consider. 

Size Matters – Choosing the right size apartment is very important. Size often dictates price, and if you are needing a specific unit size you will need to make sure the communities you’re looking at offer it. Some other things to take into consideration are inside your unit, like bedroom size, or the inclusion of walk-in closets or double sinks. 

Amenities – These perks are built right into the cost of your rent, so it’s important to find ones you’ll actually use. If having a pool is important to you then look for a community with a professionally maintained pool. If you have a pet you’ll want to make sure your community is pet friendly and maybe you even want to tour ones with on-site dog parks. Whatever your amenity desires are it’s good to check them out before filling out an application. 

Community – Renting an apartment means you’re becoming part of a community. Your community is made up of your neighbors on all sides. Make sure you feel comfortable in this new community and it’s a place you can thrive and grow. Many apartment communities offer things like resident events and socials to help you get to know your neighbors better. Who knows your new best friend might be right next door. 

No matter what you’re looking for, Tonsmeire Properties has it. With rental apartments in Daphne, Fairhope, Foley and Madison we’ve got a place you can call home. Give us a call today to start touring our beautiful properties and find the right fit for you.

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