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Quick Guide on Searching for the Right Apartment

Finding an apartment can be hard and finding the right apartment can even be harder.  How do you ease out your search for the right apartment? Let us help you with a quick guide on searching for the right apartment especially for the Los Angeles area in California, United States.

The best thing about LA is the escape valves — the outdoors. Within a relatively short distance, you can be at the beach, in the desert, or, best of all, up in the mountains. To go from sea level and craziness to 8,000 feet and solitude is what keeps me here … and sane. - T.J., 50s (Los Angeles resident)

What To Consider in Your Apartment Search?

If you are looking for an apartment you should start by answering some questions related to your decision to look for an apartment.

1. What is my primary consideration in an apartment? Ask yourself your primary reason for searching for an apartment.  This primary reason will definitely guide you through the rest of your search.  Are you looking for an apartment because of work? Or is it because of your studies? Or just a short vacation or travel? Any of these will tell you what type of apartment to consider when you are on your search.  

2. Proximity of the Location.  Whatever is your answer to the first consideration, proximity will surely play a big part in your decision.  How far is your apartment location from your work or school? Is it accessible to the destination you want to frequently visit?

3. Budget.  This is probably a big deciding factor for most people when they are searching for an apartment.  Your budget will determine your final choice.  Most of the time apartments which are very close to the place of business or school are more expensive and are commonly full and occupied, so you have to look further.

4. Feel and Comfort.  If you found a good apartment location and is according to your budget then the next thing would be what does it look like? Is it comfortable? Do you feel living in it or is it more stressful?  The amenities, people you will be living with, and more are also key considerations.

How to Make Your Search Easier

If you are looking for an apartment in the Los Angeles area for example it can be really exhausting and frustrating to check on advertisements and personally search by them one by one.  One of the best ways to really search for apartments is by using an apartment listing online like Zumper.

By using an online apartment search and listing website you can save a lot of time and money trying to scout every apartment in the area.  You can find tons of houses, rooms, condos, or apartments for rent in the comfort of your own home.

Online apartment listings also allow you to apply online.  You can submit digital rental applications and credit reports with Zumper's screening service, powered by TransUnion™. You can also filter by location, price range, bedroom count, pet-friendly, or amenity and set an alert to get notifications when a new listing is posted.

Getting the Right Apartment Reduced Stress

Give yourself time to adjust and get to know the different neighborhoods. There will be days when leaving your ’hood and wrestling with the concept of getting from one part of the city to another is too daunting. - Curbed Los Angeles

During this time of uncertainty especially in the time of the pandemic getting the right apartment is very crucial. Things changed a lot and an apartment for your family can mean tons of considerations but most importantly you want to have an ambiance where your family feels safe, secure, and at home.

Los Angeles is a big area and there are tons of apartments which can offer various things to you but the decision is all yours.  Let the power of the internet be your tool in getting that right apartment and reduce your stress.  It will also mean more planning and preparation to settle in your new apartment.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to share your own experience or tips with us.

David 'Master Pogi' D'Angelo
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