Post # 1
Hey ladies, my current lease doesn’t expire until January 31st but my Boyfriend or Best Friend seems to think we should start apartment hunting now.
Is October too early, do you think? Or should we wait until November at the earliest? We’re just really anxious to apply for a place and move in ASAP in January.
Even though my lease doesn’t expire until January 31st, I just want to move as soon as I pay January’s rent. Like pay rent January 1st and move out on the 4th lol. My roommates are driving me crazy!!
Post # 3
@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
Can’t hurt to look – just ask what will be available to move in January.
Post # 5
I’d stay looking now. When I used to live in apartments, they normally did not have vacancies for months.
Post # 6
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
- 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
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.