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10 Tips for Your Apartment Search


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Beware of Parking Problems
Where do you plan on parking that?
Where do you plan on parking that?
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Many apartment complexes have strict regulations about parking. Some only offer a space or two per apartment, which can be extremely problematic for renters with multiple roommates. And where will your guests park? Also, many slender-spaced apartment parking lots are ill-suited for large trucks and SUVs that have trouble fitting into a normal spot to begin with. Of course, those cruising around in eco-friendly hybrid and electric cars have no problem fitting into the smaller spots, but charging outlets are a rarity in most apartment parking lots.

To prevent any parking-related problems, make sure to choose a residence with appropriately sized parking spaces or pay extra for a personal garage (the only real option for electricity-dependent drivers).