AS soon as you are considering the move. You need to become familiar with the real estate market where you intend to move . You also need to do your homework when it comes to selecting a mortgage compaany and knowing your financiail strength to obtaining the best mortgage program for your purchase.
45 Days depending on what your looking for. If you need assistance please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can send you a few listings in the Uptown area. Good luck with your apartment search.
Do NOT start more than 2 months before. Landlords cannot show already rented units until the last 60 days of the lease, and you want a unit that other people wanted. Starting 1 month before could make you feel a bit rushed. 6 weeks before seems to be the optimum time for most tenants.