Apartment Search Timeline
We know it’s only February, but many savvy Davis apartment-hunters have already signed leases that will start next September. Housing Day is coming up next week, but if you were hoping to secure one of Tandem‘s more popular floor plans then you need to call us NOW, as many of them have already sold out.
On the other hand, if you’re one of those folks who likes to live dangerously (and perhaps in Vacaville, if you can’t find anything closer to Davis come fall), then MyFirstApartment.com has some timely advice for you below.
Actual searching. How long does actual searching for an apartment take? If it’s your very first time looking at apartments, we recommend going on at least two outings, where you look at least 2-3 apartments each time. Ideally, you should look at 8-10 apartments. This way, you’ll get a feel for what’s in your price range and what a deal looks like. If you go out looking on the weekend and maybe an evening or two after work, you can easily see plenty of places and make a decision within a week – and sometimes it can be done in one weekend, if you’ve done the prep-work.
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