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30 Questions to Ask When Apartment Hunting

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I’ve lived in a lot of apartments. Every time we move, I learn more about what to look for. So here’s a list of questions you should ask yourself when touring an apartment:

  • Is there a washer and dryer?
    • If not, are there hookups?
    • Will their be a laundry facility on-site?
  • Where are the lights placed?
    • Will you need to purchase lamps for additional lighting?
  • How big are the drawers and cabinets?
    • Will they fit the kitchen or bathroom items you own?
  • Where are the doors placed?
    • Which way do they open?
    • Do all of the doors shut properly?
  • How high are the ceilings?
  • How does the carpet look?
    • Will they be cleaning it between renters?
    • Is it a color that will stain easily?
    • What areas of the apartment are carpeted?
  • Are there towel and curtain rods already installed?
  • How big are the windows?
    • Do they have blinds?
    • Do they need curtains for privacy?
  • What kind of storage is there?
    • Built-ins, closets, cabinets, pantries, extra rooms, etc?
  • Furnished or unfurnished?
  • What is the average cost for utilities?
    • What are the internet options in the area?
  • AC or swamp cooler?
    • Are there seasonal changes that will drastically affect how much you need to heat or cool the apartment?
  • Are you charged for nail holes?
  • What kind of parking is available?
    • Covered, garage, street?
    • Is a permit needed for visitors?

What do you look for in an apartment?

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