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3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Apartment

My husband and I recently made the decision to sell our townhouse and move into an apartment. To be honest, I’m loving apartment living! Since my husband is abroad right now and it’s just me and my puggle, it feels good not to have so much space. On top of that, I love the security of being in a building, as well as the convenience of where we’re located.  There are  SO many apartment buildings in Atlanta and now that I’m finally settled and my apartment hunting days are behind me, I know that I made the right choice. If you’re in search of a new place, use these 3 tips to ensure that you find the perfect apartment as well:

Are you on the hunt for a new place? Use these 3 tips from to find the PERFECT apartment

3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Apartment

  1. Look at the amenities, but don’t base your decision off of them: I looked at some apartment complexes with some absolutely fabulous amenities. From 24 hour concierge services to dog parks and rooftop pools, the amenities were out of this world. At one point, I remember thinking, “who cares about what the units are like, if all else fails, I can just live in the common areas.” But, the fact of the matter is, you can’t. Your apartment is where you will be spending the bulk of your time and although it may be tempting to choose a place with lackluster units and incredible amenities, ask yourself how much you are honestly going to utilize the common areas.

  2. More square footage does not necessarily mean more utilizable space: During my apartment search, I knew that we needed something with a lot of space. In my mind, that meant the more square footage, the better. I always asked to see the largest unit and quickly found out that more space isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes, floor plans are made up in a way where although the number is larger square footage wise, there is a lot of space that’s not utilizable. Also, consider the allocation of space – I would rather have a nice sized living room and bedroom than a humungous living room and a bedroom that’s the size of a closet.

  3. Don’t settle when it comes to your must haves: Before you start looking at apartment, write down your non-negotiable and when you’re looking, don’t budge! I knew that I wanted to have assigned, covered parking in a secure garage, a master bathroom with a double vanity, and a lot of closet space. When I started viewing, I would ask the leasing agents if they had those things as soon as I walked into the office and if the answer was no, I was out the door. Don’t settle when it comes to things that you know you really want because you’ll regret it later.

Do you have any apartment or house hunting tips? If so, I would love to hear them!


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