Do You Know How to Find the Perfect Apartment?

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By: Alex Wittman

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Have you ever made a budget before?

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How many apartments should you see before deciding on "the one"?

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You can be honest with us. Have you ever apartment hunted?

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When you find the perfect place, how long should you wait to tell the landlord you want it?

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How do you feel about roommates?

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How long before your move-in date should you start looking at apartments?

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Which of these bonuses would you love to have with your apartment?

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Is online research enough?

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Is it ever OK to redefine your wish list?

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What percentage of your monthly income should your monthly rent NOT exceed?

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Are you willing to look outside your ideal neighborhood?

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Do you feel comfortable negotiating prices?

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Do you know what renters insurance is?

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Which of the following qualities is most important to you in a landlord?

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Before you sign a lease, which of the following is the most important to consider?

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Who is the best person to ask about an apartment you're considering?

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When you're apartment hunting, who do you ask to accompany you?

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Would you look at an apartment out of your price range?

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Do you consider the proximity to public transportation when choosing an apartment?

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Is apartment hunting different in a big city vs. a small town?

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Would you hire a real estate agent to help you find an apartment?

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Other than searching the internet, how do you look for apartments?

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Do you make pro and con lists?

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Would you ever rent an apartment without seeing it first?

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When you go to inspect an apartment, what do you bring with you?

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Do you read your lease before signing it?

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How do you dress when you go to turn in your rental application?

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Can pets live in any apartment?

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After rent, what's the most important cost to factor into your living expenses?

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If you think an apartment sounds too good to be true, what should you do?

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About This Quiz

OK, we know you’ve seen "House Hunters" because, let's be real, who hasn’t? From bougie mansions to adorable bungalows, we’re not-so-secretly obsessed with watching other people find their dream homes. 

And, it can also be fun to hate on people who walk through a house making the most unnecessary comments. You know what we're talking about! Sorry, but your $13 per month isn’t going to get you the 10-bedroom palace you’ve always dreamed of! Even when we can’t stand the buyers and renters, watching "House Hunters" is so SO less stressful than actually house hunting (or apartment hunting) ourselves.

Maybe you already know the pressure. If you don’t, don’t worry, you will! Apartment hunting is one of the quintessential adulting experiences. It's kind of like getting your oil changed for the first time or wondering how the heck you’re going to make this month’s credit card payment.

Seriously, though, apartment hunting is no joke. Countertops and outdoor spaces are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’ve been renting for years or are thinking about starting your search soon, take our quiz to reveal if you know how to find the perfect apartment. No lie, it’s not as easy as HGTV makes it look!

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