Pets: Most properties allow pets, such as cats and dogs. Generally, the apartment community will allow pets up to 20 pounds, and some properties have direct access to a dog park. Many properties will allow larger dogs, depending on the breed. There can also be pet deposits and monthly pet fees. APT HELP Apartment Locators, can help you find the property to match your specific pet needs.
Security Deposits and Application Fees: Security Deposits can range anywhere from $100 to one month’s rent, depending on credit history, and size of apartment. Application fees are generally $25-75, per applicant.
Rental Qualifications: Most properties require 3 times the monthly rent, as verifiable income. (For example: If rent is $600 a month, the gross monthly income would need to be at least $1800) Also, the apartment communities will run a credit check and criminal background check on each applicant. If you are uncertain of your credit score, anyone can request a report on their credit, for example:
One Year vs. Shorter Term Leases: Generally your best value comes with a 1 year or longer lease term. While short term options are availabe, you pay a premium upcharge on top of the market rent, which gets more expensive the fewer months you rent.
Furnished Apartments: Furnished apartments are available, at a higher cost than unfurnished lease rate. For example, a one bedroom apartment unfurnished between $950 to $1000 can cost between $1450 and $2900 furnished depending on several options. Utilities may or may not be included in the furnished price. In addition, there are many variables to determine what is included in the furniture package, e.g. housewares, linens.
There are options to rent an unfurnished apartment and rent or buy a furniture package through companies with standard options. There are several companies who provide furniture and houseware packages with costs that vary depending on the package you choose ranging from basic to luxury.
Utilities: Residents will usually pay their own water, cable, telephone, electric and/or gas.
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