Our Tips for First-Time Renters

May is one of the most popular months out of the year for renting an apartment. Since summer is rapidly approaching, many people turn to moving when the weather begins to get nicer and better-suited for outdoor activities, such as the process of moving itself. Finding the right apartment is easier said than done, which is why Grady Management works hard to provide you with comfortable and affordable living. Check out our tips for first-time renters and just those who are unsure of what to look for in an apartment community.

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1. Take a look at the floor plans and determine what fits your needs
When moving into a new home, it’s important to first consider how much room you have and the layout of the floor plan you are interested in. You will need to consider if you’re moving in alone or how many people are moving in with you and how many belongings you have. That’s why Vista at White Oak Apartments offers both one-bedroom two-bedroom options. If you are looking for even more space, try one of their sister communities; Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak Apartments, and Montgomery Paint Branch Apartment Homes. Montgomery White Oak Apartments even offers garden style homes along with a high-rise building and townhomes.

It’s important for first-time renters to really think about their lifestyle and what floor plan they feel will best support it. Of course, another perk of apartment living that you should keep in mind is the maintenance-free benefits. In addition, the common and outdoor areas are kept clean and beautiful for resident enjoyment by a dedicated on-site team.

2. Weigh in the apartment community amenities
While many apartment communities offer various amenities, such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and playgrounds, first-time renters should check out the condition of the amenities being provided.  All communities mentioned above offer access to swimming pools, playgrounds, and tennis courts. This is exciting for renters in general, considering there’s so much to do and take advantage of. Residents will enjoy a refreshing dip in the sun from Memorial Day through Labor Day as the swimming pools will be open to residents.

First-time renters should also focus on the neighborhood and what kind of dining, school, and shopping options are in the area. These communities are all located in very close proximity to each other, with plenty of things to do and see. For example, Vista at White Oak Apartments’ neighborhood garners several elementary, middle, and high schools as well as the White Oak and Hillandale Shopping Center. While the same can be said about their sister communities, Montgomery White Oak Apartments’ neighborhood offers even more nearby school options. If you have a furry friend tagging along, call the leasing offices today and learn more about their pet policies. For those who are worried about their commute to work or school, each community offers convenient access to public transportation.

3. Apartment Availability
Of course, it’s important to see what apartments are available and if they are exactly what you’re looking for. Currently, all communities have various apartment options at affordable prices. Visit our websites to see real-time pricing and availability. Each and every community is dedicated to helping you find the perfect home and are just a call or visit away.

In order to make it even more hassle-free for renters, White Oak Apartments offers SureDeposit, our No Security Deposit Program. The SureDeposit program allows residents to play a low, one-time, non-refundable premium as opposed to breaking the bank with a large security deposit. Instead of paying a large security deposit, use these funds to get renters insurance.  First-time renters are encouraged to obtain renters’ insurance, as this affordable insurance policy protects the contents of your apartment from loss or damage due to fire or theft.  Finally, if you’re not interested in writing a check each month, our communities offer online payment options for your convenience.

So, while you’re looking for a home for the right price in the right location, Grady Management is here to show you these perfect options to fit your specific needs in Silver Spring. Contact us today and we’ll get you headed in the right direction!