General Tips About Searching for a Home to Rent


Apartment Hunting

For some people, renting a home is a financially responsible alternative to the costs and demands of home ownership. For others, it's merely a temporary arrangement during college years or while searching for a home to buy. Regardless of your circumstances, the resources spotlighted in this guide will teach you how to find a great rental and avoid the pitfalls of difficult landlords, quirky roommates, noisy neighbors and other factors that can make renting a tough adjustment.

General Tips About Searching for a Home to Rent

Deciding what home to rent involves careful consideration of many factors, including location, cleanliness and rent prices. It's a lot to sort out, but the Web sites recommended here can get you started.

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  • Local newspapers are a classic source of listings of apartments and homes for rent. has Web addresses for more than 3,300 newspapers. If you can't find the newspaper you want here, try typing a city and state name and "newspaper" into your favorite search engine.
  • If you’re moving to a new area, check a site like for a list of crime statistics, cost of living information and other pertinent things you should know about a city before you move there.

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