How do you find the perfect apartment for you and your family? Whether its your first apartment, or your next apartment, choosing can be almost as difficult as buying a house! Even if you won’t be living here for life, the location, community features, cost, and availability all come into consideration when finding the perfect community for you!
“Location, location, location.” But what location is best depends from person to person. Is it close to your job? If you are a parent, is the community in the right school district? If you rely on public transportation, you’ll want to make sure the apartment has access to this. If you have a car, you’d probably prefer a community with safe, reliable parking. Whether the apartment is close to your job, friends, and family are all things to consider.
Apartment amenities give you the chance to have community features that many people could never afford in a single-family home, such as a personal gym or a pool! But its important to consider what you really need and how often you will actually use those amenities. While lots of amenities may seem like a great deal, don’t get roped into paying extra for amenities you never use!
Most apartment renters will be familiar with the dreaded waitlist. You found your perfect apartment community, but the floorplan you want isn’t available! Many apartment communities offer a variety of floorplans to choose from and depending on how quickly you need to move in, you might need to be flexible with the type of layout you choose.
Size and Features
The size of an apartment is one of the most important things to consider when choosing! Not just how big it is, but if its the right size for you. A larger apartment with more bedrooms might be best for couples, families, or those with pets who need the extra room. While singles and students may find a one-bedroom apartment just perfect for their needs and budget. An apartment too large might stretch your budget and force you to downsize. But a small apartment might be too cramped once you move all of your furniture and belongings.
Balancing size and cost with availability can be difficult, but one helpful tip is to make a list of the features you Need, versus the ones you Want. This way you can make sure you have everything you need, and then see which one apartment checks off more things you want for what you are able to afford!
Choosing the right apartment is different for everyone, but weighting all the options can help you make the best decision! At Wilsondale, we’d love to be your perfect apartment in Hampton! We invite you to come out and take a tour and see if we are the right apartment for you!