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First Apartment After Graduating from College

Graduating from college is an exciting experience and so is embarking on your first job out of college. While there is a lot of anticipation and excitement, it is also a time of transition and typically involves moving out of a dorm or student housing and into your first apartment that only you are responsible for. Unlike when you were living at the dorm in college, you are not limited in your choices of where you can live. Apartments for rent in Corpus Christi are plentiful and although many buildings have a lot of students, with the number of businesses and university staff in the area, there are plenty of buildings that cater to working adults.

It is a good idea to set a budget plan when looking for your first apartment to get a good idea what you can spend on each month for rent. Depending on your salary, this could mean a studio apartment, or a one, two, or three bedroom apartment in the area. It is best to get as much space as you need, maybe a little bit more, but not to go overboard. While three bedrooms can sound great because it is a lot more space, it also costs more to heat and cool, and will have you wasting money unnecessarily. It is also a good idea to get into the habit of asking questions about what is and is not included in your monthly rental fee. Some apartments include things like cable and internet, and some don’t. Others may even include gas, water, or electricity, it varies from building to building. Keep practical matters such as this in mind while searching for your first place.

If you begin looking for an apartment before you begin your new job, be aware that many apartment complexes will need some assurance of your income going forward. This may mean getting a letter from your employer, or it may even mean getting someone, such as a parent or sibling, to co-sign your lease for you when you first sign. It is not uncommon and is better to be prepared for this possibility when you begin searching.

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May 31, 2016 at 4:30 am
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