I'm not moving for a loooooooong time, but I've decided to start eyeing things to get a general idea of how much it will cost me to move from point a (michigan) to point b (austin, tx).
Thing is, I'm looking at apartments right now, and at one apartment complex a 1 bedroom apartment costs $900 something but then you select the 4 bedroom option and it only costs $400 something. Anyone have any idea of WHY that would be? In my head, the more bedrooms = more expensive.
Other than that, any general tips would be nice. I've never lived on my own before, so this will be a first time experience when it does happen.
Most Helpful Guy
Because you'll have 3 roommates who also pay $400 so that apartment unit is $1600 overall instead of $900. I usually use yelp. It's a bitch to find apartments. It's just a lot of hunting and seeing if the same complaints come up over and over. The thing with reviews is some people are just whiny bitchers and complain about everything so you have to take what is said with a grain of salt. Only when you see the same complaint about an apartment coming up over and over is when you should believe it to be true.
Also when you do move in they usually have you do room checks where you look over the room and look for anything that is broken or just not working properly. Be incredibly anal and if you see something that doesn't look right mark it down and say it's broken. If the paint is a little chipped on the wall write that down. They make a lot of money by charging you for the tiniest little issues at the end of your lease but they can't if you said it was bad when you did your room check when you first moved in.0
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Most Helpful Girl
Tupperware! We threw out soooooo much food because we never remembered to buy tupperware. Also something I wish we would have done when I moved out at 18.. drive by and check out the neighborhood at night. Our apartment was in the city and diagonal from a police station but it was joke that freaks come out at night. They were everywhere! I would stick to shorter leases if possible too. That way if you like it, everything is good, but if you're unhappy you don't end up stuck. Pinterest for decorating ideas, especially when you can't paint! Good luck🍀0