Apartment Hunting Checklist From Red Oak’s owner, Ron Dupont

Red Oak Apartment Homes' owner Ron Dupont

Checklist for Apartment Hunting

Finding the next apartment can be a daunting task for anyone.  Here is an checklist for apartment hunting with some tried and true tips from Ron Dupont the owner of Red Oak Apartment Homes to help you out as you look for the apartment that is just right for you.

Start by Making a List of what you want in your Apartment

Save yourself a lot of stress by jotting down a list of items that you want to make sure you will have in your new apartment home. The list will be different for everyone but some of the most common must haves are:

– A location near where you work, shop, or socialize

– Availability of parking

– Pet policies and fees that you can live with

– Size and condition of the apartment

– The price you can afford to pay

Bring your list with you when you tour properties and take notes so that you can compare them later.

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Tour Several Apartments

There is a lot to notice when you are looking for a place to live.  Take your time and notice as many details about the apartment as you can.  Take pictures of vacant apartments so that you can look back on them after your tour.  Call the leasing agent if you have any questions after you are home.  Tour several places so that you can get an idea of what will be just right for your needs.  You might want to visit an apartment company like Red Oak Apartment Homes that has places in many locations.  This way you will have a better sense for what you like at your price point.

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Sign Your Lease

Ultimately, renting an apartment will involve signing a lease which usually will require a time commitment, so be sure you pick a place that will be a good time fit for you. The expert leasing team at Red Oak Apartment homes can be of great help to you too. We are a one stop shopping experience. We can show you a variety of options that match up to your checklist in a variety of southern New Hampshire locations.  Contact us.

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Know your Finances

Renting an Apartment is a financial commitment, a contract.  You will be required to pay rent every month.  You must be able to show proof that you can make these payments.  We require that no more than 30% of your monthly income should need to be used to cover your rent payments.  Remember that if you pay late there are late fees that will incur too.  You can be proactive in building your credit history and Landlord history by paying your rent in full and on time.  Red Oak does not require Security Deposits to rent an apartment.  We do, however, require a one time nonrefundable Lease Safeguard Bond.  The cost ranges from $399 to $699.  It makes moving into your apartment much more affordable.  You will not need to worry about having a lot of money to move in.

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Does Your Rental Company Have Programs to Make Renting Easy?

At Red Oak Apartment Homes we have instituted policies that make your rental experience easy.

We offer the following services:

– Easy Approval Process

– A Satisfaction Guarantee

– An Easy Transfer Policy at the end of your Lease

– A 48 Hour Back-out Option

– A $750 Resident Referral Program

– Affordable Lease Buy Out Option

– Lease Term Options that offer Flexibility

Print out this page so that you’ll have your apartment hunting checklist handy throughout your apartment search.

Red Oak Apartment Homes has been NH’s Apartment Rental Leader for more than 37 years. Call or visit us and you’ll be in your new apt before you know it.

Check out our website for a peek at what we have to offer for great apartment living.

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