Skip to main content

The Five do's and don'ts of finding a good deal on rental property


Finding the right place for yourself is a challenging task. You have to keep in mind so many factors when moving that sometimes the entire process can seem daunting.

The house's location, your work, and common amenities are a few things every buyer must sort out when buying a home.

Other than the financial aspect of things, there are 101 other things that you need to consider when putting in the security deposit to rent a house.

This article will talk about some things related to house hunting and especially talk about the dos and don'ts of finding a rental property.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution here, so you'll have to pick and choose which ideas suit you best and go with them. Just make sure you give them some thought and don't ignore good advice when you see it.

Here are some of the most common dos and don'ts to find a good deal on a rental.

Do: Look for a property close to your work/school

One of the best things you can do for yourself is cut your travel time as short as possible. Most people don't take this into account, but the time you spend on travel is precious time from your life.

Look at it holistically; those are minutes/hours out of your day. You could be using this time more productively. You can save a fair amount of cash in fuel if you live closer to your workplace.

Suppose you're confused about finding a property on rent, the logistics, and other moving aspects. In that case, companies like The Realty Medics can give you excellent advice regarding renting a property.

Sometimes, clients like a more personal approach rather than reading an online article, and if you're one of those clients, get in touch with the guys here.

Do: Check out the neighborhood

You aren't just committing yourself to the house for the next few months and years; you are also committing yourself to the environment.

If you don't get along with the people around you, you will have major problems soon. Finding a home in a run-down part of town will almost always cause a clash of personalities between you and the neighbors.

Moreover, look out for rowdy kids and noisy dogs. It might not seem like much, but these factors could make your life extremely difficult once you move in. Imagine not being able to get a good night's sleep day in and day out.

Do: Have the rent agreement read by a lawyer

Now we aren't suggesting that you hire a lawyer just for this, but if you know someone familiar with legal practice, consider running your contract by them.

Lawyers know how to analyze legal documents and make sure there's nothing in the fine print that can hurt you later.

Either asking a friend or family member to read it or paying a nominal amount to the average lawyer should suffice.

This gives you the security of knowing that you aren't going anywhere soon and your landlord doesn't have anything over you.

Don't: Jump at the first house you see

We understand that you might sometimes be in a hurry and might even like the place you see. However, don't jump the gun at first sight of a nice property. Even if the other options aren't that great, go and see them with the realtor.

You need to know what's in the market before finalizing your property. Even if you have made up your mind on a house, see the other options to know your landlord is giving you a good deal, and you don't have to worry about being taken for a ride.

Don't: go for houses that have been on the market for too long

If you notice that a place was put on rent for longer than usual, alarm bells should be going off. This suggests that there is something up with the house, but it could mean issues with its documentation.

You may be tempted because the house is going at a lower price, and you stand to save, but in the bargain, you might find a place that isn't suitable for you.

Jumping headfirst into something like this will almost always cost you. You will lose the money you put down as a deposit, and you will also waste a lot of time and money in the shifting process. Other than that, it's just such a hassle you should avoid.


There we have it, some of the most common dos and don'ts that we think you should consider. If this is the first time you are renting a property, you might want to take these tips seriously.

Though the choice remains yours, we strongly advise you to go over some of these tips and make sure you make the right decision for yourself.

The tips mentioned above will go a long way in helping your find the house of your dreams. Try to look for a convenient place that fits your budget and has a clean history. Who knows, a few years from now, you could buy the home you currently rent.


Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp

I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!