Property Grunt

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Apartmentratings to the rescue.

Those crazy kids from Apartmentratings have done it again and whipped up not one, not two but three online tools to help you navigate your way in the jungle of rentals.

Want to get organized before you move? Well with the help of Google, Apartment ratings has developed a special moving calendar which will manage your search and your move. And here's completely astonishing fact, According to the Census Bureau, the most popular month for moving is July.

Want to know if you are paying too much for rent? Think your rental agent is a back stabbing bastard who would probably sell his or own mother's uterus for a bucket of cheese fries? Well with this online tool is crazier than snakes on a motherf**king plane. This Zillow for rentals will allow you to get a better idea of what the market is offering in rents and figure out if your landlord is on the money or just smoking crack.

And for those of you who have still no idea how to go about with your apartment search, Apartmentratings has another badass set of tips that will help you get through the process.

Probably the best tip was this one.

Look for a condo for rent. Some condo investors bought with the intention to flip, but now cannot find a buyer. If they are paying back a mortgage, they may be motivated to rent it quickly to avoid losing more money.

If you can figure out what type of mortgage the condo owner has then you can estimate how hard press they are for a cashflow.