Tips for Finding a Rental Apartment in California

Find Your New Home this Summer, with SAN MAR Properties!

Are you looking for an apartment this summer? Finding a new apartment can feel overwhelming, but with the right information in hand, it’s easier than you think! At SAN MAR Properties, we know California’s Central Valley housing and rental market, and we specialize in helping people just like you find new homes they love. Here are 4 tips for  apartment hunting in California —from determining what amenities are important to choosing a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. Read on to learn how you can find your perfect new apartment home this summer, with help from SAN MAR Properties!

1. What are you looking for in your new apartment? Make a list!

When you are looking for a new home there are a number of factors to consider. Start your apartment hunt by making a list of what you’re looking for in your next rental. Determine the basics such as how many bedrooms you need, and whether you require amenities like laundry facilities and parking. Storage is another important factor. You’ll also want to consider location: is your new place conveniently close to work or school? By making a list you can clearly see what’s most important to you in your new apartment home. 

2. Consult the right resources

Looking for an apartment rental can feel like a daunting task, but there are many useful resources to help you out. There are websites dedicated to rental listings, housing offices at universities, and monthly apartment guides, all of which can be great resources to find available apartments. You can also ask friends or family members for referrals, or contact the landlord of a specific neighborhood or apartment community directly. If you are looking in Central California, SAN MAR properties’ Available Properties List is a great resource for you. By consulting with all your available resources, you’ll set yourself up for a successful search.

3. Take a tour of the property and talk to people who live there

When you find a property you are considering renting, it pays to do your due diligence. When touring the apartment and its grounds, be sure to listen for any noise or other disturbances that might be a problem for you in the future. If possible, try talking to the people who already reside there and ask for their opinion about the apartment complex and the neighborhood. By thoroughly considering the environment you can determine if the apartment is likely to be a good fit for you. 

4. Consider monthly rental costs and other expenses

Your cost of living is more than just the amount you pay for rent each month. When considering your apartment rental budget, make sure to factor in your other monthly expenses, such as transportation, food, entertainment, and other everyday expenses. By considering all your total expenses, you can determine a rental budget that is appropriate for your new apartment. 

If you are looking for a new home this summer, SAN MAR Properties can make finding a new apartment easier than you think! SAN MAR knows California’s Central Valley housing and rental market, and we manage dozens of apartment communities throughout Central California. Visit our Available Properties List to start your search, or call us at 559-439-5500 to tell us what you are looking for. We’d be happy to help you find your next apartment home! Find your new apartment this summer, with SAN MAR Properties! Give SAN MAR a call today!