Tips for Finding Your Dream Apartment 

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If you’re on the hunt for your dream apartment, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the options out there. During your search, it’s important to consider your unique preferences and what kind of space will cater to your lifestyle. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Think of Your Daily Routine

Your routine should greatly impact the type of space you want. Some communities offer amenities that will complement the flow of your day while others may present unnecessary additions. If you love working out first thing in the morning, look for a property that has a modern fitness center. If you work from home, look for a community with a business center or a floor plan that has a den that can serve as a home office. You can also think aspirationally when it comes to your lifestyle. What do you want to accomplish in the future? Are you eager to expand your friend group? Look for a property that has inviting communal spaces or one that hosts community events. 

Stick to Your Budget 

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Your peace of mind is important when settling into a space, and one way to feel more secure is to make sure your rent aligns with your budget. It’s been stated that a maximum of 30% of your income should go toward your rent. In addition, it’s important to consider other expenses to create a budget that’s unique for you. 

Take a Tour 

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While pictures are very helpful when researching a new apartment, nothing beats an in-person tour. During the tour, be sure to take pictures and videos so you can refer to them later. Additionally, ask for measurements so you can assess how furniture will fit. And most importantly, be mindful and assess how you feel when you enter an apartment. It may be tempting to rationalize whether a space works for you, but remember to consider your own intuition as well.

If you’re still on the hunt for a new apartment, LPC has you covered. Reach out to our team today and we would be happy to arrange a tour of one of our fantastic communities.