Whether you are going to stay in your neighborhood or you’re just looking for a new neighborhood, there are certain questions you need to ask yourself before you start searching for a rental home.
What is your ideal neighborhood?
Do you have to have a place that’s near the schools your children go to, your job, shops and restaurants or are you looking for a quieter, family friendly area? Make sure that you are happy with the area you want to move to before you start the search.
What kind of building do you want?
When you think about your ideal building do you envision a family home with a garden or do you want an apartment complex? You might want to have a townhouse in a gated community.
How big a place do you need?
Think about what kind of space you need and can afford in a home. Please remember: Square footage equals money. Also the rent will depend on the location. A 3 bedroom apartment in an upmarket area will be more expensive that a middle income area. The age of the building also matters.
What is the parking situation?
This is very important as many families have at least two cars. Please make sure that you have a look at the parking spaces and ensure that yours cars will fit. Also have a look at the visitors parkings as some buildings do not have many visitors parking.
Do they allow pets?
This is generally not a problem but some buildings so not allow pets. Please ensure that if you have a pet you check with the management and your agent that they are allowed.