By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert For many apartment hunters, the search for the perfect rental starts off fresh and exciting. But when an apartment search starts to take longer than you hoped, it can feel like a drag and you might get anxious that you won’t find a suitable […]
Conventional wisdom has historically limited rent to 25% of your income before taxes. Surveys suggest Americans are paying upwards of 30%, lots of times more. My friends who live in San Francisco often pay at least half their income to a landlord every month. Domu.com’s rent calculator puts “low end” at 20% of income, “middle […]
One of the things about your 20s—or 30s, or even 40s, I suppose—is that you have to figure out how to navigate the Real World. You know, with credit scores, which no one can completely explain, and renter’s insurance and all kinds of things to give you a headache. Well, in case you were wondering, […]
Apartment Search Resources The first place to turn is the internet. Websites like MyNewPlace.com allow you to search over 6 million apartments nationwide. This can give you a good starting point in which you can match your lists, budget with actual apartment listings in your desired location.