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Whether you prefer to live in a 1-2-3 bedroom apartment or a 4 bedroom home, you can be sure we have the perfect new home for you, it’s just a matter of working with your CMB leasing agent to find it!
Here are some additional tips to help you find your perfect new home:
Narrow your search – – Focus on a favorite neighborhood or two, but be smart about it. Balance things like charming shops and a vibrant community with factors like price and access to transportation. Narrowing your search to a specific area will help streamline the process since you can easily hit multiple open houses in a single morning. If you are just moving to a new city, there is no better way to learn about the neighborhoods than to spend some time walking around — so get out there and explore. – -ask our agents about what your new home will be close to!
Identify your top three priorities – – Make the budget one of your top three priorities; the other two could be anything important to you: great natural light, proximity to work or school, or a washer-dryer in the unit, for instance. If you are having trouble coming up with your top three, try listing everything you want and cross things off one by one until you are left with your most important priorities. – – Your CMB Leasing agent can Help you determine what might be
Have your ducks in a row – – Be prepared to fill out application paperwork, plunk down a deposit or sign a lease before attending that first open house. Bring the information you need to fill out a standard rental application (contact info for your employer, present and past landlords etc.), plus your checkbook or certified payment method – – Ask your CMB leasing Agent what specific items you may need to qualify for your rental!
Uncover hidden costs. Know what you could potentially be taking on, beyond the rent, by asking key questions whenever you look at a new place. A few to consider:
- Are window treatments included? – – Blinds will be included with every CMB Apartment Home
- Which (if any) utilities are included? – – Your CMB Leasing Agent will be able to tell you which utilities you will be responsible for
- Is there a fee to use building amenities or for parking? – – With CMB, there usually aren’t any – we don’t like to hide fees!!!
- Are there cable hook-ups where you want them, or will you need to have a new line put in? – – All CMB locations are equipped with Cable and Internet hookups!
Rely on your senses. Odd smells and noises you notice during a showing could end up being a major problem when you move in. Natural light, or a lack thereof, can make all the difference in the world, so try to attend a daytime open house rather than looking at the apartment after work.
Don’t be afraid to be a little nosey – – Open the closets to get a realistic picture of the available storage space. Turn on the shower, run the water in the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and flush the toilet. Check under the sinks for signs of mold and critters — it’s a lot better to know now if there is a problem.
Measure key pieces of furniture … and check if they fit through the door. If you have not accumulated much furniture yet, or you don’t mind swapping a few things out, this may not be an issue. But if you do have a special piece, like a canopy bed, large sofa or piano, it would be heartbreaking to find out it won’t make it through the door after you’ve signed the lease. Bring a tape measure with you to each open house, and check doorway and stairwell measurements to be sure your beloved pieces will make it in. – – Our Leasing agents can typically provide measurements for most apartments – – OR we are happy to go measure for you!!!
Get everything in writing – – So your landlord promised that the leaky sink would be fixed, you can paint the walls any color you want and your cat is allowed without a deposit? Get it in writing. Should you and your landlord ever get into a disagreement down the road, having documentation will be a lifesaver. – – CMB wants to offer all of our resident’s full assurances that their new home will be everything they expect it to be upon move in!