You may have lived at your parents’ house, or in the campus of the university you graduated, you may have lived with a friend or a girlfriend, a boyfriend. It is all meaningless now, because you are moving out and it is about time for you to rent a property, to find a new home. However, house hunting is definitely not easy at all, and looking for a house to rent as well, especially if you have never done it before. For this reason here are the first general steps you should never avoid. Prepare now for the class 101: Apartment renting.
The first crucial thing is the money you will be able to pay for your new home. Prepare some sort of budget, but not for a month only, but for a longer period. Foresee all the expenses you might have to pay and figure out how much money you will have left. Only then you might start looking for a home, being aware of what you can afford.
The real estate agent
You should indeed find the right one, the one who will help you a lot and who will be able to offer you a great selection of homes. And make sure that he will be specialized in the area you want to live in, for instance, you like the Docklands neighborhood, find someone who will show you homes to let in Docklands only and won’t try to convince you to choose a house somewhere else only so he could gain more money out of it.
The apartment tour
So now you have to make a decision. Please, be rational and not too emotional, because you are not choosing someone to betroth, but a place to live in. Be practical and do not lose touch with reality.