While on the hunt for your first apartment, you should have a list of items to look for at each
possible place. Looking at the amenities and security are obvious, but you should be certain to
consider different aspects. How do you report a maintenance issue? Will the location add to
your commute? How is the cell reception? Are the safety codes up to date? Do the windows
open and close easily? These are all important factors to consider because they will impact your
everyday life in the apartment. Before signing a lease agreement, be certain the apartment fits
your needs and you aren’t simply checking the box.