Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Need a New Apartment?

Are you working in a different city this summer? Moving after graduation? Want to investigate other apartments here in Seattle? MyApartmentMap.com is a great free resource for starting your search online. Here is a description from the website:
MyApartmentMap is an apartment search engine that allows users to find apartment listings all over the United States. Searchers can view pictures, maps, rental data, find deals, post rentals and contact property owners. MyApartmentMap also has specific search features for college students, pet owners, and military families.

You can search (by city and state or zip code) or you can browse (there are lists of states and "popular cities"). If you click on a state link, you are taken to a webpage that groups that state's cities by size. Click on a city link, and you can also limit to specific zipcodes or, depending on the city's size, to specific neighborhoods. Other cities that are close by are linked as well.

Apartment lists include a thumbnail picture of each apartment building. Some listings have a link to a 360-degree streetview (however, the address is only "approximate"). A more useful option may be to click on the "map" link. That shows the location of the apartment, and you can add to the map nearby grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and other points of interest.

Each apartment listing shows prices for the different sizes of apartments. There is even a tab for that city's "deals and specials." If you just want some general information about prices, rental data is available for states and cities. So, even if you do not find the perfect apartment at MyApartmentMap.com, this website is a good place to start your research!

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