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Finding an affordable apartment is not always an easy task. After your acceptance to pursue your advanced degree, you are saddled with the task of finding housing to accommodate this new educational venture. Students generally can’t afford to pay a large amount on rent, and finding a nice place with a small budget can cause a lot of stress. Here are a few tips that could help you find a nice affordable apartment.
Work out your budget and stick to it. Knowing exactly how much you are able to spend on rent makes it easier for you to find an apartment. Determine how much financial aid you can allot to housing, books, school and so forth.
Also, If you are open to it, shared housing can be a good way to stick to a small budget while still getting a nice place. Finding a roommate also pursuing their advanced degree is optimal.
Research the area (searching for “Atlanta apartments for rent” and similar). Find somewhere you would enjoy living and is in close proximity to your school. Make sure that it has everything you need. Don’t settle for an area you wouldn’t be comfortable living in, or an area which would be a difficult commute.
Visualize the amount of space you need. This way you will find a place which will accommodate you easily, instead of going for an apartment that is too small or too large. If you will be studying a lot from home, it may be helpful to have a room or den dedicated to studying.
Get on the waiting list. The good, affordable apartments don’t take long to fill and there are usually waiting lists. The best bet is to meet with a realtor and get on the waiting list for apartments within your budget.
One of the best resources for finding affordable rentals is the Web. These days almost everything is listed online and there are usually photos to give you a look at the apartment without even having to leave the house.