In an article published on MSN.com, Claes Bell notes a few points that may ring true for new college graduates starting out as professionals:
Whatever your college living situation was, odds are that it was probably a little noisier, grungier or smaller than what you had in mind for your post-graduation life. Add to that the probability that you’ll need to relocate for a new job, and there’s a good chance you’ll be on the lookout for a new apartment. But before you sign on the dotted line, there are a few steps you should take to protect yourself – and get the best possible deal.
Bell then provides valuable advice not only for fresh grads, but also for families looking for apartments to rent. If you are eyeing opportunities in Southern California, a good place to start is Temecula, a medium-sized city in the southwestern region of the state. There are many new Temecula apartments located in beautiful locales that are ideal for anybody starting a new life.
However, as Bell clarifies, before you even start the application process, you must clarify certain details with your potential landlord. These include policies on keeping pets and qualifications for tenants, the need for a co-signer, and other potential issues. With regard to your employment and credit history, Bell suggests that you be honest about it since the property manager will check on it anyway.
Once you’re done with the application process, you should check out the apartment and its environs. Make a list of the things you find wrong and have the agent sign it so that, when you move out, you won’t be charged for them. Most importantly, don’t forget to read the lease agreement carefully and don’t be afraid to negotiate for what you want.
You might have an easier time finding a suitable new residence if you consider remodeled apartments in Temecula, CA such as those at the Sycamore Terrace Apartments. Located within 13 acres of lush greenery, the units here are fully remodeled. The complex itself features various amenities such as two pools and spas, sports facilities, a clubhouse, and a fitness center. It’s not too hard to imagine that you can live the good life in these apartments.
Whether you’re starting a new professional life fresh out of college or have a family looking for a nice apartment to rent, Sycamore Terrace Apartments can provide you an ideal place to live.
(From How to find your first apartment, by Claes Bell of Bankrate.com, posted on MSN.com)