Saturday, March 21, 2009

~10 Tips for Renters Looking For A Place On Capitol Hill

These are 10 good tips for any one looking to rent an apartment on Capitol Hill:
  1. Not everyone can live on top of Eastern Market or Barracks Row, so remember that if you can walk to those areas in 15 minutes it's okay.
  2. If you are looking for a one bedroom at $900-$1000 a month with utilities included, it doesn't exist.
  3. Seek help from an agent at Long & Foster Capitol Hill office.
  4. Walk around the neighborhood, to get an idea of where you don't want to live.
  5. Don't exclude areas, just because they are in the NE part of Capitol Hill.
  6. If you need to have someone co-sign, let the agent know that up front.
  7. Ask the agent if they have a property they may be willing to rent.
  8. Ask the agent if they know of any other agents willing that have rental properties.
  9. Be prepared to put down the security deposit immediately to hold a place.
  10. Don't forget the early bird catches the worm. Be the first to contact the owner when the property comes on the market

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