Shopping for Affordable Apartments

Shopping for Affordable Apartments

Apartments for rent are posted by property owners, property managers, leaseholders, roommates and real estate agents. Rentals and sublets can be furnished or unfurnished, short term or long term, can or cannot allow pets, and with or without credit checks.

Spotting the best Low Income Apartments

Your search for an affordable apartment can be very easy now. Search our database for the right location and price. To save more, try to find a roommate—someone you know, a schoolmate, a coworker, or an acquaintance. You can also sublease from a leaseholder who wants to share the expenses with another tenant. Sign up now and start your search for a low-priced apartment in your area.

Low Income Apartments Do not have to be Low Standard

Find Affordable AppartmentsChoose an apartment with complete facilities and conveniences. There are apartments with rents ranging from $300 - $600 only that are not substandard. They have a 24-hour maintenance, onsite management personnel, pool, barbecue/picnic area, close to public transportation, a clubhouse, covered parking, fitness center, gated entrance, controlled access, fitness center, playground, sports court, patio balcony, courtyard, disability access, covered lot, and private patio or terrace.

Inside the apartment unit is a Jacuzzi, accent lighting, air conditioning and ceiling fan, dry bar, full kitchen, fireplace, storage, walk-in closets, washer/dryer hookup, sunroom, broadband, wireless internet access, dishwasher, disposal, icemaker, linen closets, cable satellite, carpet, freeway access, garbage disposal, and you can bring your pet cat or dogs.

Tips on Negotiating Rent Prices

When your search for an apartment for rent or house is complete, contact the landlord or property owner directly. On the day you view the apartment, find out how long the apartment has stayed vacant, how many other apartments or rooms in the same property remain untenanted, and how much the previous tenant had rented the same apartment/room. Take note of the number of vacancies in the complex, as well as how long those units have been vacant.

Find out what the fair market rate in the area is. Then ask for a lower rent. If the landlord does not agree, then at least try to ask for a free parking space at least, or a longer rent. If the landlord still does not agree, show him/her that you are prepared to look for another place. If you really like the place and the rent is not affordable, you may try looking for someone to share the rent and other expenses.