Tips for Finding Your Ideal Apartment in Bozeman
Several seasons ago, Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) decided to move to Bozeman, Montana after his apartment was broken into. A wise choice, considering that as a college town (home to Montana State University), it manages to combine rural life with the amenities of a big city. If you make like Sheldon and decide to settle here, you will definitely need to find rental apartments. To paraphrase a popular saying, not all Bozeman apartments were created equal. So how do you find the perfect one for you?
Narrow Down Your Choices
It would be time consuming to look at all the available apartments for rent in Bozeman, Mt. without a plan of action. While it’s nowhere as large as most major cities, it’s still a city. Before you even start looking at listings, write down what you are looking for in an apartment. Is location an issue for you? How big or small do you want your place to be? Do you need a parking space? Or would rather have plenty of closet space? Do you have a pet? How much are you willing to pay? List down what you consider as non-negotiable, and then proceed from there.
Look at Your Choices
Once you have your list of things that you want in an apartment, get a listing of all available Bozeman rentals. If you have access to the campus, look at bulletin boards. Look at newspapers for available Bozeman apartments. Better yet, get on the internet and find websites about apartments for rent in Bozeman, Montana. A good site to visit is our own bridgerproperty.com where you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that have opened up. There’s even a bulletin board for those looking for roommates.
Take Down Notes
With many Bozeman apartments to choose from, you will likely lose track of all the relevant details. Organize your hunt by noting the address, contact person and their information, details about the apartment, your initial assessment, thoughts and any relevant notes that you might have. Keep your notes in one place, perhaps a binder or an accordion envelop so that you can review all your files before making a decision. This will be your home for the next few years, so the notes will help you deliberate carefully so that you don’t regret your choice later on.
Before going to the place, write down the possible questions you might have. Don’t hesitate to ask them. Take a tour of the apartment and be attentive. Is it up to your standards? Do not settle when it comes to living arrangements. If you know previous tenants, ask them about their stay. Ask about the bills – how much is the average water and power consumption? Is it a safe neighborhood? Are there break-ins? Know everything about the place before signing the lease agreement.
If you are looking for a little heaven on earth, come to Bozeman. It’s one of the few places in America that has retained its old world charm but is still in keeping with the new world. And if you happen to be looking for rental apartments, poke around our website (www.bridgerproperty.com). We have many apartments for rent in Bozeman, Montana which you will surely love.
I like what you said about looking at bulletins for open houses. I need an apartment for my sister and me. I’ll have to consider getting an apartment that has separate rooms.