Before anything else, research the cost of living in your new place. This will help you determine how much money you'll need to make to cover your expenses, and how much you'll have to spend on rent or a mortgage.
Are you deciding whether you should buy or rent a home in your new city? If you plan on staying in your new town permanently, you should consider buying — that is, if you're ready for the responsibilities of home ownership. If you don't plan on staying more than five years, or are going to wait and see if you like it there before deciding to make it a permanent move, renting might be the better option.
If you're ready for the commitment, buying a home that you can call your own might be a wise investment. Here is everything you need to know about buying a home:
If you're able, use social media to help you find your new apartment. Crowdsource on Facebook and ask your friends for tips on where to live, and be specific about what you're looking for. This includes how many bedrooms, price range and, if you already know, which neighborhood you're looking into. There are also many reputable websites that you can use as resources to find rentals, including Apartments.com, HotPads.com and Rentals.com, to name a few.
Here are more resources to help you on your way to renting:
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