Apartment hunting is never fun and definitely not so when you aren’t even living in the same area. This is where the wondrous invention of the internet comes in and make the process a whole lot easier. However, this does not make the process easy, just a little less troublesome. Gone are the days when you would have to fly across the country to view the apartment or worse close your eyes and hope for the best. So today we give to you a few tips on what to watch out for when apartment hunting.
Firstly, you have to look for locality. Finding apartments might be an easy thing but finding one in a decent neighborhood is important as well. So do some research on the different neighborhoods of the city and find one that suits your liking. Or you can simply find an apartment you like and then research the neighborhood. Do a search on all its surrounding including local businesses such as dry cleaners, restaurants and shops. The more you know about the surroundings, the better you will be able to gauge the building and the apartment.
When it comes to the listing, sadly you will be at a slight disadvantage here. Unless you have a very good friend who is willing to take a look at the apartment on your behalf, you will be relying on the pictures a whole load. Yes, they do say that pictures can be misleading but it is your best bet. If the listing doesn’t have pictures and won’t supply on request, then move on because it might not be worth wasting your time on. Make use of the pictures to get an idea of the space and the logistics. Also make sure to compare it with the specifications given, is there room for a washing machine or is there a laundry room or will you have to making use of the washing serivces in Prahran.
As said before, so picture might be misleading so the best way to know what you are renting is to ask for a walkthrough video. Now make sure to ask for a live feed or a for the tour to be filmed and sent to you. Now the former option allows for you to dictate the tour and ask to see the little things but the quality won’t be great. With the latter, quality Toorak store will be good but you don’t get much of a say in the tour. So make sure you know which one works for you. Apartment hunting is never fun but having the element of distance and add a bit of staring but hopefully these little tips will help you to make the best decision out there.