Ever since I could remember, I dreamed of living in the city. I aspired to take NYC by storm and live life just like the ever-fabulous Carrie Bradshaw. Like your typical teenage girl, I fantasied about the Sex and the City lifestyle – packed with a fabulous job, glamorous events, and the best friends a girl could ask for. In fact, I can even feel myself channeling my inner Carrie as I write this blog post!
But one thing I didn’t think about was apartment hunting. Sure, Carrie Bradshaw had the most fabulous apartment in NYC, but how did she manage to acquire such luxurious living conditions? These 3 apartment hunting tips from my mentor Melanie Siben will put college grads on the right path to finding the perfect apartment:
Use the HUD Home Scorecard. Now I know what your thinking – HUD Huh? But this scorecard by Housing and Urban Development can be a key tool during the apartment hunting process. This basically gives you a checklist of everything you should consider before purchasing an apartment. If you’re a little disorganized, this checklist is the perfect way to organize your opinions on each home!
After college, your life will be filled with lots of new experiences – and apartment hunting in NYC will definitely be one of them. New start, new home, New York!
Written by Sarah Linnemann, college student at Penn State.
Not a licensed real estate agent, but a real estate ‘enthusiast.’
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