- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
After years of a long distance relationship, Mr. C and I are going to finally be moving in together later this year. It’s a brand new city that’s across the country for him and about 4 hours away for me. We’re planning a trip to look at rentals in the near future, but obviously, it isn’t really practical to make repeated trips. I’m researching pretty thoroughly to find the best candidates for us to look at.
Mr C has never looked at apartments, he’s always rented from family and I’ve been living with my parents and my previous apartments were primarily in very small towns that there were literally 2 landlords and 3 apartment complexes that you sort of went by price and size alone. Our goal is to find a place where we can stay for seveal years until we’re ready to buy a house.
We’re planning to see no more than 3 in a row without taking a break and we’re going to take photos so we can review them over lunch or dinner and easily reference each one so we don’t get them confused. I’m creating a list of questions and going to print out a sheet for each place to keep the answers separate and so we don’t confuse them. Also, we’re allowing some time on our trip on the weekend to just explore each of the neighborhoods the apartments are located to get a better idea of the pros and cons as far as neighborhood.
How long should we plan on looking at each apartment?
What’s the one question you wish you’d asked before you moved into your last apartment?
And do you have any advice?