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Long-Term Renting: Finding Your Apartment Home
If you are tired of shifting every few years into different rental apartments and are looking for a long-term housing option, you have come to the right place. Search Rent.com's listings to find a place that you will fall in love with and never want to leave.
The home that you select should be centrally located and have easy access to your workplace, public transportation hubs, entertainment, and recreational spots, or other locations that you frequent most often. If you have children, make sure that there are good schools and other academic institutions in your neighborhood. If you prefer to walk and jog in a park instead of on a treadmill or if you have a dog, then look for apartments with parks nearby.
Equally important is the feel of the neighborhood. Choose an area that you will feel comfortable in or that offers something you've been missing. Visit the area at different times of day to get to know it better before you choose to move there. Every neighborhood has its own personality and history, so it may help to do a little extra research.
One of the biggest advantages of living in apartments is the many amenities that they can provide, such as swimming pools, gyms, club houses, laundry services, security, and maintenance. Before you can move into an apartment, find out if they have the amenities that you require and what the fees and rules and regulations are for using them. Ask yourself which amenities are important to you now, and which ones may be more important to you later as your life changes or as you age.
The two most common types of lease agreements are the month-to-month lease and the fixed-term lease. Since you are considering the apartment as a long-term option, a fixed-term lease is ideal for you because it provides you with the stability of a longer lease agreement at a fixed rent price. Most states follow similar landlord-tenant laws and statutes. But to avoid legal problems later on in your tenancy, it is better that you scrutinize your lease agreement in detail so that you will be aware of your rights. Before you sign an agreement or rent an apartment, ask how often and by how much the rent or other fees may increase over time so that you can prepare and budget for cost-of-living increases. And, if you have pets, make sure that a clear pet policy is included in your lease. Find out how many pets you are allowed to keep and the amount of the security deposit that you have to pay for them.
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