Renting Your First House in San Francisco
Moving out is a vital step in life. There’s few that are likely to come beforehand, as any aspirations of marriage, kids and lavish purchases are likely to be realized as you grow a little older. At the age of 18 or 21, though, moving house really is about as big as it gets.
The genuine sense of independence, the freedom to start a new life; you’ll feel on top of the world once settled. Still, before all of this, you’ll need to find a suitable property located in an area that’s right for you. To guide you along the way, here’s a condensed version of the renting process…
This shouldn’t be hard to calculate if you’re moving due to work or a change in fortunes, as you’ve probably inspected every angle of your salary already. Always go on the basis of paying your rent monthly (the preferred method of UK landlords) and once confirmed, stick to the figure. This should represent around a third of your monthly income.
Gone are the days of papers and print ads being the go-to for tenants. Nowadays a much larger selection is available online. Letting agents have also realized this and taken to listing their properties online. So, visit a search engine like Zillow and start browsing for houses in specific desired areas. Bookmark your findings and inquire about a viewing.
There’s plenty to take in whilst you’re inside the property, but focus on its boasts; the size of the rooms, the garden, its location etc. Take notes during the viewing for comparing later on.
It’s also worth noting that it’s the landlord’s responsibility to fix any clear faults, so don’t feel you’re getting duped in any sense. Identify a problem and ask if it’s likely to be fixed before you move in. Also take a bit of time to view the surrounding area whilst you’re there. After all, you don’t want to be waking up next to the sound of trains or mechanics working their morning shift.
If you’re living with a parent or guardian prior to your move, warn them that your move will be a gradual process. Allocate a few weekends to move your belongings across and account for new items coming into your space. The final stage is to say goodbye, reminding your loved ones that the kettle’s always on.
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This article is written by Sam Jaction is a consultant of real estate, property, Property For Sale . For more information about Sam, visit: Leaders