How to Get the Best Apartment (and Never Get Screwed)
Finding a new place to live is a famously easy and carefree process, right? Right?!? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Everyone has their horror stories: sketchy landlords, disappearing listings, a “no dogs” policy that popped up after the pup moved in -- there are endless ways for it to go wrong. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, you’ll just need to keep your wits about you. Renting an apartment is a major financial commitment, so there are necessarily a lot of steps that go into it. But just remember to breathe -- and be prepared to do your homework -- and you’ll find a place that’s perfect for you. Here are the biggest things to remember when hunting for your new home.