There is a lot to consider when finding your first place. This checklist will help you prepare for undertaking a housing hunt. Once you know your answer to each item on this page, you’re ready to begin your search!
☐ Understand the timeline of what’s involved in finding a place to live (scroll down!)
☐ Learn key housing terms
☐ Decide when you want to move in (~2 months prior is ideal)
☐ Estimate your monthly budget
☐ Determine what type of housing you’re seeking
☐ Figure out if you need a roommate or two
☐ Secure your guarantor and prepare your financial documents to submit in a rental application
☐ Look into your tenant's insurance options to ensure you are covered once you move in
All decisions made? You’re ready to start searching for a place to live!