Most of us want to buy, but that not always mean we can. I was in my thirties when we finally moved into our 'big person house'. We decided to be frugal & save for a bigger down payment when we finally bought. Which for us, meant time in apartments...Minneapolis, San Francisco (so spendy!), Dixon (IL), Mt. Carroll (IL), Dubuque, Strawberry Point. We had ROCKSTAR landlords and chap ones (the Renters Rights Association of CA was invaluable to me).
So if you are like me, renting is a fact of life at some point in your life......so some things to remember:
1) Rule of thumb--BUDGET
4) Landlord provide 24-48 hours notice before entering property.
5) Get renters insurance.
Happy apartment hunting!
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Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa.