How Much Should Location Matter When Looking At Morton Apartments?
February 24, 2018
There are many things that might be going through your mind when you go looking for a place to live. If you intend to rent or are open to it, you might be looking through the many Morton apartments available on the market at the time. This can make sense if you’re under pressure to find a place to live fast, since house hunting and buying takes months and sometimes even more than a year. Apartments offer housing that is not always considered as temporary as a hotel or extended-stay facility, but the leases can run from a month to just over a year. You can almost always find a unit available and move in within weeks, if not days.
You’ll likely spend an afternoon or evening, or even multiple days, looking online at listings of Morton apartments. This helps you learn locations, floor plans, and contact information. From there, you can start making actual contacts, be it over the phone or through email, to find out rental rates and dates of availability.
Of course, once you do that, you shouldn’t commit to anything without visiting the property first. Granted, a physical visit is usually necessary just to legally sign the paperwork in most cases, but it’s good to either see the apartment you’re going to rent or the model until they have for touring if your next apartment still has a resident in it.
As you visit these apartments, you’ll likely be thinking about things like the age of the carpet, how the walls look, the fixtures and appliances, and even how many sockets are along the walls. Touring places is critical to making sure you find a place you’re going to be comfortable living in for months or even more than a year, as well as a chance to ‘hear’ the community in terms of music, noise, and traffic and parking. However, you might not want to judge the potential apartment from the interior alone.
Location can matter quite a bit, even for a nice apartment. For instance, an apartment complex within walking distance of a store or restaurant can be incredibly convenient to have if you like walking occasionally. Also, being near mass transit or a bus stop can be helpful if you like using public transportation. Riding downtown to a game or concert can save you parking fees there and give you an option to get home safely if you like to drink. On the other hand, it might mean residents of other communities strolling through your own parking lot on their way to the bus stop.
The surrounding properties matter too. If it’s a lone complex surrounded by retail, there might be a lot of noise. Having other apartment complexes as neighbors doesn’t help either. Being surrounded by houses is though, since crime rates drop sharply in communities with at least 35 percent homeownership rates.
Always also be mindful of your distance or commute to and from work when considering any apartment location, regardless of its amenities or price.