When it comes to renting, location is a pretty big deal. It is common for renters to sacrifice the quality of their apartment, or pay more for a smaller place if it means the location is just right. In the list below we put together the main points to consider when looking to rent in your desired location.
Set a budget - Knowing the minimum and maximum point you are willing to spend is very important, whether you’re working with an realtor, an apartment locator, or finding something yourself, this is the first number you need to know.
Decide what you want around you - Do you prefer the fast paced city life or more quiet rural one? Would you rather have the grocery store in walking distance, or don’t mind a longer drive? Are you okay with a longer commute to work, the gym, or other points that are a part of your life style? Figuring out what you would rather have when it comes to your weekly routines is important, as these will be things you repeat often.
School district - If you have children, this is a major point to consider. School districts can make the difference in your child’s experience in school and the quality of their education. Austin has some great school districts with affordable homes and rentals. If you aren’t sure on the exact ones, this is definitely a question you want to bring to the table.
Commute to work - How long it takes to get to your job in the morning can make or break your day. There are several tools at your disposal that can give you a good idea of how long it would take from your new location. Google Maps and Waze determine how long your commute would be, based on the route, the times of day you travel, as well as taking traffic, tolls, and stops into consideration.
If you feel like you are ready to take the step and look for an apartment in a great location, call us today at 512 241 1111 and get set up on us. It’s fast, free and easy!