Saturday, September 7, 2013

Your Guide to Finding the Best Apartment Rentals & Homes for Sale

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Moving to a new home can be overwhelming - from searching for your ideal place and packing your stuff, to hiring reliable movers and relocating. HuffingtonPost outlined the best resources out there to make your move nice and smooth.

Finding A Rental Apartment: This one's a snap. Just type in the maximum rent you want to pay, and you're on your way to finding your next home.

ForRent: This site does it all and has special sections for those who are living off campus or relocating.

Rent Jungle: You can choose features you can't live without, like a fireplace or hardwood floors, from thousands of listings in the area of your choice.

Hotpads: Use this site's interactive map to find a new place exactly where you want it.

Apartable: If you're in the New York area, Apartable can help you find NO FEE rentals. Which, if you live in this city, is huge.

StreetEasy: Available only in certain metro areas so far, this site simplifies the process and connects you to the most viable rental and sales listings in your area.

Padmapper: With the tagline "making apartment hunting suck less," this site has a cool interactive map so you can pinpoint all of the rentals available in the area of your choice.

Naked Apartments: Another site for New Yorkers, the best feature is it allows you to read anonymous reviews of brokers.

Sociallisting: Not just for finding apartments, this cool site taps into your own friends via your social networks to help you find a new place (or even a job).

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If You're Looking To Buy: Operated by the official National Association of Realtors, this site is legit.

Trulia: This one has it all: houses, apartments and helpful information about local realtors.

Zillow: This is the largest real estate network on the web and mobile, so this is your go-to site for info for buying or renting your next place.

Homefinder: Quickly search for houses for sale, rentals and even foreclosures. Exactly what it sounds like, this will connect you to local listings.

Other Helpful Resources:

I Am Moving: Don't forget to change your address. This site will take care of letting over 1,500 organizations know where you're heading for free.

People With Pets: This is exactly what it sounds like: A resource for people who are moving with their furry friends and are looking for pet-friendly new homes.


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