Advice for renting apartments
Now that I've landed a new job, I'm beginning to look for a new place to live. I've got two successful rentals under my belt, but I figure it'* never too late to ask about the pitfalls of finding a place to call home for a couple years.
This time, I'm not taking on any roommates, so there won't be any deadbeats with me. I've learned how to budget via trial by fire. I've collected a complete apartment'* worth of furniture in a storage locker (unfortunately 50 miles away from the new place). Plus, I'm currently a torque wrench and axle nut shy of a complete set of hand tools, so I won't mind moving even further away from Bill'* house.
That just leaves the property itself to inspect, which in retrospect, I've sucked at. I've learned (all the hard way) to look at the radiators, insulation, windows, furnace, water heater, and signs of bugs and rodents. Anyone have any more advice?
2007 Pontiac G5
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Stock engine ate transmission.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE - Cammed engine ate transmission.