Overview of Phoenix
Cheap is a relative term. Apartments in Phoenix may be
more affordable than in larger metro areas like Los Angeles and New York,
however you may still have to stick to a one or two bedroom apartment instead
of a larger rental property. When searching online for cheap Phoenix
apartments, start by searching within your rental budget and organize your
search results from low to high. Look for common factors among the rental
apartments that have the price range you're looking for; perhaps none of them
have pools or they're all in larger complexes rather than smaller buildings.
If you can identify a few things that cause the rental to fall into that
price bracket, you can search for those qualities in various Phoenix
neighborhoods to find the right apartment for you.
To get a nice apartment with cheap rent, you may
need to consider finding or becoming a roommate. Sharing rent and utility
expenses can be a major financial benefit if you're happy sharing the space
with another person. Weighing the pros and cons of entering this apartment
living situation in order to get a reduced rent is a personal decision to
make based on your lifestyle and goals.
Location, of course, is a main factor in property
value. If you're having a hard time finding rents low enough for you in a
specific area of Phoenix, try one of the neighboring suburbs and widen your
Making Cheap Chic in Phoenix
apartments sometimes are cheap because they're a little
older or slightly less well-maintained than newer properties. If the outside
of the building is a little rough around the edges but the price is right,
focus on how you can enhance the interior of your apartment home.
Incorporating bright colors in the kitchen and living room and calm colors in
the bedroom can give your home a flow and feel conducive to how you function
in that space. Low-maintenance house plants that don't require too much light
or attention also can add life and color to drab areas.
With some of the money you save on rent in your
cheap apartment, you can invest in a little décor to reflect your personal
style. Just because your apartment is cheap doesn't mean it can't be chic.
Explore your neighborhood in Phoenix for ideas, especially areas that are
known for antiques; you never know what perfect piece of furniture or decoration
you might find.