Finding a new Beacon Hill apartment can be a daunting task, with recent rising rents having made it especially hard this year. But there are things you can do to make the process easier.
Whether it’s your first or 10th time renting a Beacon Hill apartment, here are a few things to think about when looking for a new place to call home:
Before anything else, you need to decide what your priorities are and what you can afford.
The Ford Realty Beacon Hill website can help curate your search.
Another option is to use a broker to help with your search. Some of our exclusive listings have no-fee brokers.
As with any major life decision, it’s always good to do your research. Rents can vary greatly from month to month and it’s best to understand the market to know what you can expect at different price ranges
If you’re not in a rush, you might want to wait until December when the market is slow.
Renters might also have more leverage to negotiate then. But with rental demand high, this year might not see as steep a winter slowdown as before the pandemic.
A downside of moving during the winter months might include having fewer options and if you live in places where it snows, potentially bad weather for your move.
It’s important to learn as much as you can and make an informed decision. But in a competitive market, you can’t always take as much time as you’d like to consider options. The key is to do as much research as possible ahead of time so you’re ready to apply when you see something you like