Apartment Hunting? Top Factors to Consider

Whether you are on the hunt for your first apartment, or you are moving into your 10th, your goal is to find a place that will suit your needs, and that you will truly be happy to call home.

In order to find the right furnished nyc apartments for rent for you, you need to prioritize some things. From the amenities to the cost, here is a look at some of the most important things that you should assess before you rent your next (or your first) apartment.

Set a Budget

You may have caviar dreams, but if you can only afford a can of sardines, you definitely want to set a budget before you even start your hunt. The worst thing you could possibly do is start looking, find an apartment that you absolutely love, and then realize that you can’t afford it. Talk about a letdown.

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Be realistic when setting your budget. Of course, the cost of rent is a priority, but don’t forget the utilities, the furnishings, insurance (yes, renter’s insurance is a very wise investment) when you are determining how much you can spend. Also, factor in other expenses, like a car payment, gas, food – you know; the cost of living. The last thing you want to do is end being apartment poor; in other words, you don’t want to end up having nothing left over after you pay for everything related to your apartment.

Consider your income, then determine factor in any expenses that you already have. Once you do that, you can figure out how much you can comfortably afford to spend on your apartment, for example a high-quality and luxurious building such as the Halo LIC may be out of your budget.

The Location

One of the most important factors that you are going to want to take into consideration when you are hunting for furnished apartments brooklyn is the location. You want to make sure that it is conveniently located close to work and places that you enjoy going; however, you also want to make sure that it is located in a safe neighborhood.

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Make a list of locations you would like to live, and look for apartments that are within your budget in that area. Next, walk through the neighborhood. Make sure that you feel safe and comfortable there. Ask neighbors about how they feel living there. Doing so will give you a good idea of whether or not a neighborhood is a good fit for you.

The Amenities

What type of amenities are you looking for? A washer and dryer in the unit; a laundry mat on premises; a gym; a pool; a doorman? Of course, all of these amenities would be nice, but keep in mind they come with a price tag. Determine which features are the most important to you so that you can find an apartment that will both fit in your price range, and will offer you the most convenience possible.

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Furnished or Unfurnished?

Do you want an apartment that is already furnished, or do you plan on furnishing it yourself? The upside of a furnished apartment is that you will have less to move, and won’t have to buy any of those extra big ticket items, such as couches, dressers and tables, which can save you a lot of money. However, a furnished apartment will have a higher price tag than unfurnished, so keep that in mind when you are considering your options. A newer building that’s just opening, such as 26 west brooklyn, might be more manageable in terms of price.

If you are looking for an apartment, no matter what your needs may be, give us a call today! We will be happy to help you find the perfect apartment – and a place that you will love calling your home.