17 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Finding your ideal Edmonton apartment

Finding the perfect apartment to rent in Edmonton is no easy task. It’s the biggest decision you’ll make because of the financial commitment and personal preference. Studies show that in Canada,  the average female between 25 and 40 earning $50,000 or more per year looks at seven properties before she finds the one. Alternatively, men in the same age category look at three. Not surprising. What factors should you consider when looking to find apartment rentals in Edmonton? Consider these top three criteria to find your ideal Edmonton rental:

#1 – Sunlight

Sunlight is important, but most people don’t think about it until after they’ve moved in. Typically, shift workers like to face north. The less sun the better and north is the direction to have your bedroom windows for less sunlight. The opposite is true if you’re an early riser, you most likely want your bedroom and living room windows facing east so you get that “hit” of sunshine every morning. If you have lots of plants or if you need lots of sun in your day, you should be facing south. If you get home early from work, facing west is the way to go.

#2 – Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood – location, location, location. It doesn’t matter if you have the greatest space in the world, if you don’t have a great coffee place or great pub nearby. It’s not the apartment that makes the difference, it’s the neighbourhood. Edmonton takes great pride in its neighbourhoods, case in point, Edmonton has a great neighbourhood initiative – revitalizing Alberta Avenue.

One great neighbourhood worth mentioning is Old Strathcona in Edmonton. Finding an apartment along Whyte Ave Edmonton would be a great place to live.

Find an apartment along Whyte Ave Edmonton

Find an apartment along Whyte Ave Edmonton

When you are renting in Edmonton, think about what area you want to live in for your apartment for rent in Edmonton.

#3 – Your time Horizon

Think long-term not short-term, okay not a marriage commitment but think beyond the first year. It costs a lot to move, so if you are doing this every year you’ll go broke. If at all possible, choose a rental where you plan to stay for at least three years. Pick a place that gives you some room to grow. As Canadians we want to be able to save something. Staying put is one of the ways to do it.

Edmonton renting for the young or old can be easier if you think about these tips, good luck!

One Response to “Finding your ideal Edmonton apartment”

  1. manosonia20 20 May 2011 at 2:50 pm Permalink

    great article i like sunlight and also neighbourhood coffee place i just love coffee and i want this apartment for rent

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