When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
Hi Michelle. This is a tough question to answer without seeing your apartment. :-) My suggestion is to have in mind how much you can/want to pay and ask the super what his rate is. Let him give you a price first, then take it from there. Good luck!... more
What you need is an agent of your own to work with. The reason some agents are showing you one apartment is that they are the listing agent for the landlord. What you need is your own renter's agent who works for you and will take you to multiple rental listings that meet your criteria.... more
You can reach out to brokers and landlords any time between now and two weeks before you move. If you start now, there will not be as many apartments available, since there are not a lot of August availabilites yet. However, as you get closer and closer to August, there will be more August availabilities.
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Good luck with your search!