Mary Jean Wall

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A Girl’s Guide to Apartment Hunting

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In decades past it was quite the norm for young women to live at home until they got married. At which point they would move in with their husband. Society has changed a lot over the years and it is now very common for girls to move out shortly after high school either to go to college or experience some independence before they settle down. Whatever the reason for moving out , whether on your own or with friends, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Location is key in real estate. Think about the places you spend most of your time, where you work, and where you like to hang out. Chances are you will want to live nearby. If don’t have a car it’s also important to take public transportation routes into consideration. A lot of young people when they first move out want to live in the heart of the city, in the center of the action, and that might be great for a while but also think about the noise and traffic levels you may be dealing with. Also make sure that it is an area where you feel safe; especially for the girls that will be living alone. If you don’t feel safe during the day, that’s not going to get better at night when you are there alone.

Only look at places within your budget. Looking at the brand new apartments that have a nail and tanning salon, Olympic size pools, and state of the art fitness center but is thousands of dollars out of your price range is only going to lead to heartbreak. There are a lot of great places out there but if you set your expectations too high you will never be able to see the perfect place when your looking right at it. You can really narrow down your choices if you do some initial searching online. You can click here for some options that will help make your search a little easier.

Try not to get too emotionally attached to the different apartment complexes that you look at. Being the more emotional sex, this can be hard for us ladies to do. All we have to do is walk into the place and we can envision how to arrange the furniture and the great get-togethers we would have. As hard as it is staying objective can help you find just the right place at a great price, instead of jumping on the first place that you visit.

It can be hard to remember all the different places that you look at, especially if you looked at a lot. Most places will offer an apartment map so you can refresh your memory and get a better idea of the layout and parking situation.

There is a lot of excitement when it comes to looking for a new apartment. Just remember to take your time, don’t settle, and before you know it you’ll the apartment of your dreams.

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Posted in Uncategorized by Barry on November 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

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