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Apartment Hunting In Las Vegas

When I first decided to move out, I had no idea what kind of chaos laid ahead. It took me several months to find a place, get settled in, and then immediately regret my decision. I didn’t do my research of what to look for and what to lookout for. I wish I had compiled a list of needs that apartment should have to fit my standard.  Long story short, it wasn’t the best of times, but what I learned from it saved me for the years coming up. I don’t want you to commit the same mistakes I made. So I decided to come up with this post, to help you on your apartment hunting. Below are some tips and advice to help you as you try to find that perfect home!

Sweet-Pea-FestavalList of requirements/needs: When hunting for apartments, you must make sure to have a list of needs to be checked off before you decide on a place to live. This list includes location, property type, square footage, amenities, and many more things that you feel is necessary before making the final decision. We start off with our checklist because we want to make sure that the place we are choosing to live is one that will keep us happy and satisfied. By compiling a list of needs that the apartment should have, you can check off the apartment if it measures up to your expectations, or move to another if it does not. Once you have complied the list of requirements, we can start our hunt by searching for the appropriate location.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: I can’t stress to you how important this is. A perfect location for your apartment would be close to your job, LightRailclose to all your daily needs, and close enough to any major highway so that if you needed to visit or go places, you can hop on and get there efficiently. When hunting for an apartment, this is probably on top of the list for requirements. Nobody wants to commute 30 minutes a day to go to work and 30 minutes back. That takes an hour out of your day, not to even mention the traffic or trying to go other places. Think about where you work, and how long it would it take you to get there from the apartment community you are thinking of. If it is a 10 minute drive, then the place is more suitable compared to a 30 minute drive. We also have to assess the walkability of the location, Walkablility is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking. It helps us see if an area is easily walkable to accomplish daily errands, such as going to the grocery, shopping, or eating at a restaurant. If you live in area that has a Walkscore of 80, then that means that the area is fairly walkable to reach your daily needs. If the Walkscore is lower, then you might need transit or your own vehicle to reach certain places. If you want to check to see if the location you’re going to live at is walkable or what kind of score it has, visit walkscore.com to see the ranking. Just type in the address and see the score. Don’t forget to check out your neighborhood as well, Walkscore will give you a crime grade that will tell you if the crime rate is above average or below average depending on the region. This tool will help you feel safer about the place you live and also give you assurance of your neighborhood. Make sure to look for school districts and other places that might come up if you have children.

6Uncover hidden costs: Normally when you finalize your decision on the place you want to live, there are some fee’s that you may have overlooked. Surely a 50 page contract can get boring really quickly, but that document contains more than boring words. It includes fees and expenses you didn’t think you have to pay for. Most of the time it may be a water usage fee, one that’s around 25$ a month or a garbage disposal fee that’s around the same price. Let’s not forget how much it’s going to be for cable or internet. The monthly fee you may be aware of, but there is a deposit or set-up fee normally. If you have a pet, look for a pet deposit fee and a monthly pet fee for the cleaning they do. These fees add up together on top of what you’re already paying. Be sure to read the fine print, and make sure you clarify all your expenses with them.

Geapts arizona: chandler aztting down and dirty: When you finally see the apartment in person, examine everything and make sure it is the way you want it. Check the cupboards, under the sinks, look for everything and anything. You want to make sure there is no signs of mold or unwanted little buggers. Run all the water from the sinks to the shower, check each light, even the patio or balcony.  There is nothing worse, than moving into a new place, and having to deal with broken pipes, moldy cupboards, or on-going maintenance. Make sure to ask about the history and see what renovations have been done since.

Making sure everything fits: When people move into a new place, they don’t really think about how they are going to bring in their furniture. For example, the place might look really roomy, but once you bring in the luggage, then you might not have as much room as you thought. A good way to go around this is to take measurements of the place if they don’t have any. See if that big couch will fit through the door or if that old piano can fit just fine without having to sell it. Bring a tape measure or better yet ask for measurements if they have any floor plans.

Finalize and be ready: Once you go through your checklist, find the right location, and make sure all the other necessities are met, then you can sign the dotted line. Have all your documents ready, bring in all the necessary paperwork, and make sure you get everything in writing. Come prepared to fill out the application and background check, make sure you are ready to put down a deposit and signing that lease. When there are changes to be made or things that need to be adjusted before you move in, this is the time to reiterate those conversations and have them down on paper.  In addition, if you can get access to your credit report, bring a copy so that it could levitate the waiting time and put you head of the competition.

 

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Moving out for the first time, Here is what you need to know

There comes a time in our live where we must take the big step into the adult world. We must leave our parent’s nest and go out into the real world. This moment is very crucial, because it can make us or break us. The biggest thing we must do when we decide to take on this new responsibility is to find the perfect home suitable for us. Moving out is very exciting and frightening at the same time, but with the right advice and tips on things to look for, you will be able to avoid the mistakes the rest of us have committed while doing so.

People rush into moving out without doing the proper math first. If you are spending more than you are making, then maybe it’s not time for you to move just yet. If you have a steady, reliablePhoto7 income, and can take care of your expenses without having to sacrifice all of your income, you’re headed in the right direction. The first thing you want to do before anything, is to save up as much as possible before moving out. Assess your current living status, how much is your income, how much are your expenses, can you afford the up-front cost to move in to a new home? These are great questions to look into and start exploring the possibilities. Once you have compiled a list of all your expenses and subtract that from your income, whatever is remaining should give you an idea of how much you can save per check. Start saving all the money you have remaining, as an adult in the real world, nobody is going to bail you out when you can’t take care of your responsibility, you have to make sure you are financially stable and ready to take on the extra responsibility. Having money saved up gives you a backup plan, if you get overwhelmed with all the extra expenses, you have money saved in case your expenses are more than your income. This is also good for emergencies, nobody can predict what can happen to us. Think of all your savings as insurance. If you get into a car accident, need medical attention, or have to pay extra for the utility bill because the weather is abnormal. You have your savings to help bail you out and cover the unpredictable expenses that will come out of nowhere. I highly recommend developing an emergency fund that will cover any emergency, this may pertain to a health issue, set-up fees, or loss of income.

Essentials you need to prepare for: When I first moved out, the last thing on my mind was toilet paper. Sure enough, the first thing that came into my mind when I went to use my restroom was, I don’t have any toilet paper, or shower curtains, or soap.  So make sure you go out and buy all your supplies, this is something you didn’t really factor into your expenses, because normally we consider our expenses to be the bills we have to pay, but these essentials will be a monthly thing you need to prepare for. Below are just a few items that should plan on buying:

  • Bathroom: Toilet Paper, toiletries, shower curtain, etc.
  • Kitchen Appliances: silverware, utensils, microwave, etc.
  • Vacuum & Cleaning Supplies

 

apts salt lake city: sandwichFOOD: the biggest responsibility you didn’t think about. Let’s be honest, “a man’s got to eat” as the expression goes and surely enough we have too. Providing three meals a day for yourself can get expensive really quickly, on top of rent, car payments and other expenses, I found myself spending 1/3 of my budget on food. If you eat out every day and have been doing that for so time, then you know personally how expensive it can get. Now that you are going to move out, it’s wise to come up with a solid meal plan and shop at your local grocery store. Buy food for the next week or two, then spend a whole day preparing those meals for lunch or when you won’t be home to eat. This will save you money at work and you will have food when you get home. If you don’t do this, then you will see an increase in your food expense and a decrease in how much money you can save.

The Expenses they don’t tell you about: Normally when you finalize your decision on the place you want to live, there are some fee’s that you may have overlooked. Surely a 50 page contract can get boring real fast, but that document contains more than boring words. It includes fees and expenses you didn’t think you have to pay for. Most of the time it may be a water usage fee, one that’s around 25$ a month or a garbage disposal fee that’s around the same price. Let’s not forget how much it’s going to be for cable or internet. The monthly fee you may be aware of, but there is a deposit or set-up fee normally. If you have a pet, look for a pet deposit fee and a monthly pet fee for the cleaning they do. These fees add up together on top of what you’re already paying. Be sure to read the fine print, and make sure you clarify all your expenses with them.

I wish you luck on your search for a place and hope you don’t make the same mistakes I did when moving out. Be sure to always double check the place you visit and confirm everything with the owner or manager before you finalize the deal.

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Apartments for rent in Las Vegas

Are you searching for a new home in Las Vegas? A place that will fit all your needs in this hot desert sun? Look no further because Rancho Destino has one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes in Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by beautiful mountain views, grand courtyards and lush landscaping. We are five minutes from the 215 freeway, making for an easy commute anywhere in Las Vegas. Our gated community is just 15 minutes west of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and close to shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, local bars and casinos away from the strip. We are just 10 minutes from horseback riding and hiking adventures in scenic Red Rock Canyon.

  • Private Balconies/Patios502290bee5216516
  • Large Closets
  • Central Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Intrusion Alarm Systems
  • Garden Soaking Tubs
  • Vaulted Ceilings *
  • Full-Size Washer/Dryer Connections
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Fireplace*
  • Microwave
  • Gated Community
  • Media Center
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  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 24-hr Maintenance
  • Carport
  • Garages Available
  • BBQ Picnic Area

 

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Housing Policy Discourages Mixed-Use Development for Las Vegas Rentals

apts las vegas: vegasSome say that policy discourages the mixed use development for Las Vegas rentals as well as in other parts of the country.

Whiles rows and rows of houses in Las Vegas sit empty as a result of the recession, apartments are flourishing. The new trend seems to be retail space below and apartments on top. Many younger people find that desirable because they want to live where they are close to everything and can eliminate the need for a car.

“The private sector recognizes that people are diverse,” he says. “Their needs are diverse. The last thing any builder wants is any type of policy that mandates one type of development pattern over another,” according to the folks at http://www.governing.com/blogs/fedwatch/Advocates-Say-US-Housing-Policy-Inhibits-Mixed-Use-Development.html.

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Prices for Las Vegas Rentals Decline

apts las vegas: willowPrices for Las Vegas rentals has shown decline this year. It is the only city of the 82 tracked by Reis that showed this decline.

While concerns about the economy apartment rents and occupancies continue to be boosted by demand from millions of people who are victims of foreclosure.

Resort style apartments in good locations seem to be the fastest growing of all apartment rentals in the country. These complexes usually feature resort style pools and spas, gourmet kitchens, and other luxury enticements.

Demand for apartments will continue to grow despite Las Vegas rental prices. Rental prices will escalate unless new apartments are built to keep up with demand according to the folks at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203911804576653403871400400.html.

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Police Bait Las Vegas Apts to Catch Burglars

apts las vegas: baitPolice are baiting some Las Vegas apts with hidden cameras and GPS trackers to catch burglars. Metro Sergeant Sean Toman had the idea to bait apartments with electronics and furniture.

“Whether it be large furniture of electronics, people just need to realize that we can obviously put GPS in almost anything and it can be tracked,” Sgt. Toman said.

Looks like the tactic is working. Burglaries in the area are down 14 percent, compared with the same time last year. Other Police units are looking at using the same idea. Currently there are three cases in court where evidence from bait apartments are being used against accused thieves according to the folks at http://northwest.8newsnow.com/news/113901-bait-apartments-trapping-would-be-burglars.

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Dorm Occupancy in Decline, Las Vegas Rentals Off Campus Increase

apts las vegas: dormPrivately owned Las Vegas rentals are causing a decline in dorm occupancy at UNLV. Occupancy rates have dropped for the last three years as families considering costs choose apartments over dorms.

“There is a lot of competition from the local market right now in Las Vegas,” said Richard Clark. “If you look at the room rates in 2008 compared to now, a student may have paid $700 to $800 for an apartment. Now they are paying $390 to $450, in that ballpark, so it’s gotten very competitive in the local market.”

The cost to stay in a dorm room on campus ranges from $3,273 for two to $4,000 for a single occupant according to the folks at http://unlvrebelyell.com/2011/10/20/dorm-occupancy-in-decline/.

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Kitchen Fire Causes Damage in Rentals Las Vegas

apts las vegas: granadaA kitchen fire caused $20,000 damage in rentals Las Vegas recently. It was the t3rd kitchen fire in Las Vegas in 24 hours.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a 911 call after residents saw smoke coming from the unit. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said, ” Firefighters responded to the most recent fire at 11:45 a.m. after receiving calls of smoke coming from an apartment in the 2400 block of Sunrise Avenue near Eastern Avenue and Fremont Street.”

Residents who saw the smoke grabbed a fire extinguisher and kicked in he door of the apartment. The resident was not home at the time. they attempted to enter but flames were too intense according to the folks at http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/oct/08/kitchen-fire-causes-20000-damage-apartment/. The resident returned home to find firemen putting out the fire.

Most fires in rentals Las Vegas and around the country begin in the kitchen.

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Need an Apartment Rental? Las Vegas has Vacancies

apts las vegas: auroraNeed an apartment rental? Las Vegas has some vacancies. In fact is seems Las Vegas is the only place where vacancies fell in the 3rd quarter.

Despite this fact apartment rents continue to rise across the country. “The market hasn’t quite tightened to the point where landlords can really push rents in excess of inflation,” Ryan Severino said. “But we’re not too far away. We can envision within the next year or so seeing a figure more in the 3 to 4 percent range for rent growth.”

“The operators really pushed rents the first half of the year and then just stood there to protect those gains,” Ron Johnsey said. “It looks like that may be happening again,” according to http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-06/u-s-apartment-vacancy-drops-to-five-year-low-as-rents-increase.html.

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Spotlight on Rentals Las Vegas: Reno Vista

apts las vegas: reno vistaLooking for rentals? Las Vegas has one you should definitely take a look at. The Reno Vista offers 2 bedroom apartments at a price that hard to beat.

Features like thee make it easy to relax and enjoy yourself.

  • Large Bedrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable or Satellite
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Pets Allowed
  • Playground
  • Public Transportation
  • Freeway Access
Looking for rentals? Las Vegas has some great ones to choose from.

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