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10 Tips for Your Apartment Search


Apartments are not created equally, so find the one that's perfect for you.
Apartments are not created equally, so find the one that's perfect for you.
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Are you sick of your digs? Are you looking to rent a new pad? Well, before you box up your belongings and settle for the first complex whose landlord hands you some papers to sign, check out your other rentable options.

To help you locate that one-of-a-kind, perfect new home, we've come up with 10 tips to guide your apartment search. We'll give you the info you need to save time and get moving, regardless if you're finally checking out of your parents' basement or you're looking to switch high-rises. We'll explain why some complexes may refuse your application over the (furry) company you keep and how spending an extra $50 a month can save you from finding suspicious hairs on your soap.

Click over to the next page to learn why some apartments' rules for breaking the lease may send you packing.