"Scoping Out Your New 'Hood"

So you think you’ve found your dream home? Savvy Dwellers investigates. 

You’ve heard the phrase “It’s like night and day”, right? Drive by your potential neighborhood at night – this will give you a good understanding of what it’s like.

Are there random people loitering?

Is it super loud?

Does the rental community have window treatments, or are there sheets hanging in the windows? Sheets do not count as window treatments.

Is there a lot of trash on the property grounds? Are the grounds maintained?

Are the other houses or communities in the area well maintained?

 Is the street and grounds well-lit?

Do you see vandalism on buildings, a lot of “For Sale” signs, or abandoned buildings/properties?

Are there railroad tracks nearby?

Apartment Hunting : The Hunt

Buyer Beware: What you don't know when shopping for an apartment can hurt you! Go ahead and ask those uncomfortable questions before you sign the lease. Raise your hand if you love moving! Hahaha, just kidding. Hunting for an apartment can be a super exciting time in your life…but it can also be one of the most stressful things other than death, marriage, or starting a new job. Yikes! Did you know landlords must legally comply with Fair Housing laws? I once went on a showing with a landlord who violated five Fair Housing laws in a sentence. I wasn’t even mad; I was impressed. One sentence!

Apartment DIY

Apartment DIY

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