Questions to Ask During Your Apartment Search

Trying to find a new apartment can be stressful and scary. It may be hard to know exactly what to ask while you are on your tour. Rest assured that we have several things to look for and questions to ask when renting an apartment.

  1. How does the community handle inclement weather and maintenance? You’ll want to know how quickly your work order will be taken care of and if they have on-site maintenance. You’ll also want to find out how the community tackles things like snow removal and ice.
  2. What kind of security measures are there? You’ll want to ask them if they have a security company you can call in case of an emergency and find out if entrances are controlled access.
  3. What amenities does the community have? Depending on your needs you’ll want to find this out because it could affect your budget! For example, if the community has a fitness center, you may want to cancel your gym membership. By saving money this way, it could allow you to afford the apartment you fall in love with if it is out of your price range!
  4. What are the average utility costs? This is another way you can determine if the apartment is in your budget! Some communities have electric and gas, while others just have electric. Finding this information out can help you decide on whether the apartment is in your price range.
  5. What kind of things are there to do in the area? It is so convenient having activities located near your home! If you like to be outside, it may be beneficial to be near a park. If you spend a lot of time at your gym, you may want to find a community that is near to its location.

If you ask these questions, it should help you narrow down your apartment search and find a community that best fits your needs. Always think of your questions beforehand so you can get a clear idea on whether the community is a good fit for you. Good luck apartment hunting!