(Closed) When to start apartment hunting?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@LadyBlackheart:  It wouldn’t hurt to start looking now. I don’t know what the rental market is like where you live, but it took me almost 4 months to find my apartment.

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can’t hurt to look – just ask what will be available to move in January. 

Post # 5
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

 I’d stay looking  now.  When I used to live in apartments, they normally did not have vacancies for months.

Post # 6
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ILoveMyKorat:  +1

I’d look now, so that way when you find a place you like, you can sign a lease for the date YOU want, not the date that they have next available.

Post # 7
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@LadyBlackheart:  October is pretty early to be looking for specific apartments but you could start researching and getting an idea of where you can afford to live and what kind of downpayment you will need.  Most apartments won’t know people are vacating until 60 days before their lease expires.

Post # 8
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Depends on where you live! In Boston, you have to look AT LEAST 4-5 months ahead of time if you want to get something you actually like thanks to all of the college students. I would say the sooner the better so that you don’t feel rushed when the time does come to sign a lease. The last thing you want is to end up in your first apartment with your SO and hate it.

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