Check Out Our Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist

April 12, 2022 | By Andrew Lemna
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There is a lot to keep in mind when you’re searching for a new apartment. Here’s a checklist that can help you keep track of everything you’ll need to consider during your search.

Apartment Hunting Checklist


What can you actually afford?

The answer to this question will give you a price range to begin your search. This will also allow you to instantly narrow down potential apartments.

We have several budgeting and affordability resources available to you here.

Specifically, take a look to see what rules to use when determining your apartment price range so that you can feel confident in your search.


Location is everything!

Your daily commute, your local resources, and your neighboring community are all determined by where you choose to live.

Take your time considering all of these factors and read through some of our best neighborhood blogs when you’re trying to decide where to live.

There are so many available options, so it’s important to consider them all!


Apartment size should definitely be considered when hunting for your next apartment.

When you’re looking for a new apartment, understand how much space you need and also the value of the apartment size.

Take a look at our breakdown of square footage of Chicago apartments as a resource to better understand size expectations of apartments in the city.


Your apartment is more than just the physical space you rent.

It also includes the building as a whole, the resources provided for your unit, and the fun perks shared amongst all of the apartment renters.

If you want to have access to dog friendly facilities, pools, gyms and other amenities, consider all of these possibilities when making your apartment decision.

These are some basic apartment hunting checklist items to help you begin your search when looking for a new apartment. We also recommend reviewing our guide for what to bring when touring an apartment and proper apartment viewing etiquette when looking for a new home.

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