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Apartments, One Mans Dream Is Anothers Nightmare Apartments. Usually somebodys first home after getting married. Cant really say theyre relatively cheap anymore. Depending on where you live, apartments can run you anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars a month. So what does one do when looking for an apartment? Believe it or not, there are many different types, styles, and pay plans involved. Well try to cover the basic types in this article and what you can expect to find with each. Starting off small there is your basic studio apartment. A studio apartment is usually 1 room with a kitchen and bath. Lets first off define what a room is when getting an apartment. A room is any room other than your kitchen and bath. Bathrooms do not count as rooms at all because they are required by law. Kitchens are a little different. Most walk in kitchens are considered a half a room. If the kitchen is simply an area in the apartment that is not cut off from the other rooms then it is not counted as a room. So a studio 1 room would have a kitchen area thats part of the 1 room, meaning it probably comes with just a refrigerator and a stove and sink. A studio 1 1/2 room would have a kitchen that is actually separated from the rest of the apartment by a wall and has a doorway. Most studio apartments are 1 room. Studio apartments, contrary to what most people think, are not cheap. A studio in New York City can cost you $1000 a month. In some areas you can get a studio for about $500. Then there are your basic apartments that are normally 3 or 4 rooms. A three room apartment has a living room, dining area and 1 bedroom. Again, the difference between a 3 and a 3 1/2 room is the kitchen being either part of one of the rooms or cut off. A four room apartment usually has a living room, dining area and 2 bedrooms. If a family needs a third bedroom the dining area is usually converted. The problem with dining areas is that they dont normally have doors to separate them from the other rooms. So to ensure privacy some kind of sliding door is usually installed. Actually most 4 room apartments, because of the extra room are really 4 1/2 rooms because in almost all cases the kitchen is cut off from the other rooms. In apartments there is seldom a basement. Most apartments are assigned a basement area in a main basement used for the entire complex. In some cases each apartment section or group of apartments has a basement nearby. Aside from the number of rooms there is also the issue of layout. Most apartments are single level, meaning all the rooms are on one floor. But in some cases there are apartment complexes that are what they call duplexes. These are two apartments side by side in each complex and each apartment is two floors as opposed to the 4 apartment complexes where each apartment is on a single level. In two level apartments the living room and dining area are usually downstairs with the bedrooms upstairs. Most two level apartments are 4 1/2 rooms. Then there is the issue of what services come with the apartment and what services have to be paid for separately. In some apartments your gas and electricity and water utilities are included in the cost of the rent. In other apartments only the water is paid for and your gas and electric are paid to your local public service company. Some apartments dont cover any of your costs. So when you get an apartment make sure you find out just what your rent covers. The reason for this is that an apartment for $900 a month with all utilities paid may actually be a better deal than an apartment for $750 a month if the latter apartment doesnt include any utilities at all. Finally, in securing an apartment many require a security deposit equal to the rent of the apartment. Some require one month security and some require two months. This is paid back to you when your lease expires if you decide to leave. Breaking a lease will usually mean forfeiture of your deposit. Which brings us to apartment rules. This is why there is nothing like owning your own home. Most apartments allow no pets. Playing music after a certain hour will bring complaints from your neighbors. The list goes on and on but Im sure you get the point. Your freedom to do what you want in an apartment is limited. Some people love the idea of not having to worry about repairs, as the super usually takes care of that, and live in apartments their whole life. Others cant wait until they can get into their own home. Thats the wonderful thing about this world. One mans dream is another mans nightmare.
Apartment Locator VS Apartment Database Search! Whats Best For You? Lets start with the fact that 80% of all searches start on line, that being said when you do a search on Google or Yahoo for the terms rental apartments or apartments for rent you are faced with two basic options; apartment locator that offers their free service ether from their internet sites or using classified ad postings and other internet sites that offer the use of an apartment database. Which is the best for you? Well, that depends on what your needs and wants are and whether you like the do it yourself apartment hunting or being helped by a professional Apartment locator. The Apartment Locator: If you are relocating to a new area or a new city, a place you are unfamiliar with, you dont know the neighborhoods, schools, job centers, transportation, etc, the apartment locator may be your best choice.They respond to your request by phone or email (you decide) to ask you some details about your ideal apartment. You want to give them as much information about your wants and need as far as: budget, date of move part of town and more. The apartment locator is knowledgeable about the area of his local rental market. They will be very helpful in finding you rental property that suits your particular needs, best of all, in most cases this will be a totally free service. The apartment locator is normally paid finders fee or referral fee from the landlord apartment complex or landlord. The Apartment Database Search: Unlike apartment locators, the typical apartment database offers an extensive choice of apartment listings. You can read the descriptions of apartment communities see maps, amenities, rent ranges, photos of inside and out and in some cases contact information. All this information helps you understand if a particular rental apartment or complex meet your needs and wants. If you like the Do it yourself method an apartment database site might be the one for you. Most require a simple registration which asks for name email and date of move. You do not submit your telephone number and you will not be contacted personally by anyone. Same as apartment locator, most apartment database are free to use, in some cases you are even offered an Apartment Rebate of $100.00 or more if you tell the property you visit and/or lease that you where sent by a specific referring source ( apartment locating database or website). So, which is better for you? The apartment locator or the apartment database? I will try to answer that question as simple as possible; use both..... a company like ApartmentsRentRebate.com offers best of all worlds: You can contact them and ask to Find you an apartment filling out a simple yet important questionnaire, you can ask to access an online Apartment Database and look by yourself, and in both cases don`t forget to claim your Apartment Rebate in this case up to $350 Cash Back. So good luck in your apartment hunt and see you in your new apartment.
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