I last lived in an apartment back when you had to make many hours worth of calls to find the right place to live. I remember doing that back in my twenties, and it could easily take you a full weekend or more to find a place to rent. But today, you can get so much more information online than ever, and it really speeds up the process in a big way. I had watched many family and friends do it very quickly.
So, after finding myself needing to find a rental of my own, I was actually excited to do the searching. I used to dread it when you had to visit place after place and the process dragged out until you found a place that was interesting enough to move into.
I got up early on a Sunday morning and began doing my online search. It was fun to see so many details about the apartment complexes that I had driven past for years and knew so very little about. Now, many of them have a lot of amenities that you would not even dream of them having today. Back when I was an apartment dweller, many apartments offered very little.
I was concerned that the price for some of the great amenities that many places offer now would mean the prices were very high. But I found most places to be very affordable. I found a place that offers furnished apartments, balconies, a place to plug in your washer and dryer and so much more for less than $500 as a base price. This was really surprising considering that I paid for a simple apartment with none of things for about $400 per month over 20 years ago. Because of the low prices, I decided to go with a one bedroom place for jut a little bit more per month.
I found a new place thanks to the Internet within only one hour. I drove over there to look at it on the same day, and was told that I could move in within just a few days time. All in all, it took me only two hours to find the right place to live.