How to Find a Great Conroe Apartment
Searching for an apartment is a process that often feels 50 percent fun and 50 percent stressful. Many people often want to find the “perfect” apartment that fulfills their every wish and desire.
Unfortunately, waiting for that apartment can come at the cost of finding an “almost” perfect apartment that might turn out to work out better in the long run. Here are some things to remember about searching for an apartment in Conroe that can help you get as close to possible to the ideal new home.
Don’t Look for Apartments Out of Your Price Range
The first mistake many apartment hunters make is looking at all the available apartments in a given area rather than looking at the communities that offer apartments at a rate that’s within the family’s price range.
Looking at expensive apartments can offer some entertaining hours in front of the computer, but it can become rather tempting to tour those apartment homes and eventually get wrapped up in a rental payment that’s stress-inducing.
Consider what Dolly.com has to say:
“First thing’s first: Start crunching some numbers to get a feel for your price range. The typical rule of thumb for rent is spending 30% of your income (before taxes). So if you make, say, $30,000 a year, conventional wisdom would be to put down no more than $750 per month on your rent.”
In some communities, finding affordable rent can become a bit of a challenge, but you may want to consider a roommate if you’re single or you’re the sole breadwinner of your family.
Tip: Apartment communities do occasionally offer rebates and reductions in rent when they’re in need of new tenants. New apartment communities often reduce rent for the first year they’re open to fill their vacancies swiftly. Don’t wholly cross off luxury apartments until you’ve done a brief search into the deals and rent reductions offered by nearby communities.
Do These Things When You Tour Your Future Conroe Apartment
Wandering around an apartment is a great way to see if the space “speaks” to you and makes you think you’ve found a home, but it’s always a good idea to fiddle with a few things inside the residence. For example, open and close the drawers in the kitchen, and open and close a few of the doors throughout the home.
Do you hear squeaking? Are the drawers hard to use? If the residence you’re touring is empty, you might even consider turning on the shower to see if the water pressure is up to par.
According to a BuzzFeed article:
“Nothing is more disappointing than signing a lease only to discover you’ll be washing your self under a trickle for a year.”
You might not be able to go and jump in the shower during your tour, but you’ll definitely be able to tell whether the water pressure is good enough.
Other things to think about during your search:
- Make sure it’s a pet-friendly community if you have a cat or dog.
- Check what your car insurance would be in the new location.
- Read the lease in its entirety before signing it.
- Visit the apartment during rush hour and/or bad weather.
Finding a fantastic new apartment definitely isn’t an impossible task as long as you’re observant during the process and willing to do a little footwork during the search.
Your Perfect Apartment Awaits at The Retreat in Conroe
We know you’ll love living at our family-friendly, spacious, and luxurious apartment community in Conroe. Get in touch today to set up a time to visit or with any questions you have about our Conroe residences.