Where do you want to live? Who do you want to live with? How do you find an awesome apartment/town home/house? There are some many overwhelming questions when it comes to determining that place to call home. Therefore, these articles and resources can provide some useful suggestions and places to start your search.


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Websites to Find Affordable Housing

  • Trulia: https://www.trulia.com/rent/
    • Trulia is a general search engine helping you find a place to buy or rent in your desired location. You’re able to specify the price, number of beds, pets and more. Owned by the same company as Zillow and Hot Pads, therefore you will often see the same listings on all three.
  • Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/
    • Specify where you are wanting to live, what you are wanting to pay, the number of bedrooms, pets and more and Zillow will help you find the available places. Zillow is a general search engine for both buying and renting. Owned by the same company as Trulia and Hot Pads, thus you will often see the same listings on all three.
  • Craigslist: https://www.craigslist.com
    • Craig’s List is a great way to find both rooms and apartments/townhouses/homes to rent. WARNING: use with caution with picking roommates on Craig's List, as it is a gamble whether you might get a creeper or your new bestie.
  • Pad Mapper: https://www.padmapper.com/
    • PadMapper shows rooms, condos, apartments, homes and townhouses that are available to rent. You can specify whether you are looking for something long-term, short-term, the number of bedrooms, the rent and more. Find a roommate or a condo for a weekend or a year, the options are many on PadMapper.
  • Rent Hop: https://renthop.com
    • RentHop specializes in specific large cities and sorts listings by quality, therefore saving you time by not looking at complete s*#t holes with awesome photos. The site specializes in certain large cities but does give you the option to search anywhere within the United States by using the search box.
  • Hot Pad: https://www.hotpad.com
    • Hot pad lets you find roommates as well as apartments and houses to rent. Owned by the same company as Zillow and Trulia, thus you will often see the same listings on all three.
  • For Rent: https://www.forrent.com
    • ForRent differentiates itself from other online rental sites in that it vets every properties prior to posting them on its site. However, the search is not as straight forward as with some of the other sites.
  • My New Place: https://www.mynewplace.com
    • A comprehensive search for apartments and homes for rent, as well as moving services. Under apartments you can specify if you are looking for a luxury, furnished, pet-friendly, studio, or affordable apartment.
  • Apartments.com: https://www.apartments.com
    • Unlike what the name suggests, apartments.com features more than just apartments. You can view rentable apartments, condos, townhomes and houses in the area you specify. The site has a “plan commute” feature letting you see rentals that are close to your office.
  • Apartment Search: https://www.apartmentsearch.com
    • The site helps you find your next apartment and gives you $200 if you use the site to land your next place. Your search can be specified based on whether you are a student, in the military or looking for a short-term rental.
  • Abodo: https://www.abodo.com/
    • A real-life human checks out all of the apartments for price and availability prior to them being posted on Abodo. There are reviews, student-specific features, and the site makes it easy to schedule tours.
  • My Apartment Map: https://www.myapartmentmap.com/
    • If you’re a price conscious consumer myapartmentmap is the perfect site for you.
  • People With Pets: http://www.peoplewithpets.com/
    • The website created for… you guessed it… people with pets. Our pets are AWESOME, but not all rentals are crazy about fur babies. This website features pet friendly options.


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