7 Signs an Apartment Isn’t Right for You

Signs That An Apartment is a Bad Buy

Finding an apartment to rent has become increasingly competitive in recent years as more and more Americans shifted away from home ownership in favor of rentals after the housing market’s collapse. As a result, today’s apartment hunters may find themselves with a limited supply of rentals and a higher price tag for those that are left. “People haven’t been that picky with apartments lately because there is simply a lack of inventory on the market right now,” said Paul Campano, senior real estate associate at Keller Williams Realty in the Boston area. But just because there are fewer rental options doesn’t mean you should settle for a place that will make you miserable. Whether you’re searching for an apartment for the upcoming school year or looking to relocate your family, it’s just as important as ever to be able to distinguish the good apartments from the lousy ones. MainStreet spoke with several real estate experts to find the red flags that can tell you if an apartment will end up being more of a hassle than a home sweet home. Photo Credit: stevendamron