Things To Consider Before Picking An Apartment

You may need to move to a new city for work, or perhaps you’re going to live on your own for the first time. There are many things to consider before deciding on an apartment. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind if you’re planning on renting out a new place.

Affordability

One of the most important things to consider before picking an apartment is its affordability. You’ll have to decide on whether it will be a short term apartment in Hong Kong or one that you plan on staying in for a longer time. As you will probably for at least a year, make sure it is within your budget. You’ll have to consider the rent as well as utility bills and other costs. It is best to spend 30% of your income or less on housing.

Facilities

You’ll need to decide if you want a serviced apartment with all the facilities or a regular one. You’ll also need to make sure the apartment has at least basic amenities such as high speed WIFI. Check if it has other facilities too, such as a rec room, a pool, gym, sports area and a laundry room. It’s best if you pick a place that has at least some of these.

Environment

This is another important factor to keep in mind. If you’re a student or just enjoy peace and quiet, its best to choose an apartment in a tranquil, suburban area. Also consider the neighborhood and if it suits your tastes. If you’re outgoing, you might prefer an area that has more shops and restaurants close by.

Transport

If you need to travel to work or university regularly, it makes sense to pick an apartment close to these places. Also see if it has a parking lot where you can park your vehicle or a bus stop close by. You don’t want to have to walk too far and waste time getting to your destination. See if grocery shops and any other markets or eateries are within easy walking distance too.

Safety

This one is a must. Not only should your neighborhood be a safe area but the building you choose should have tight security as well. Your budget shouldn’t matter so much when picking a safe area that is crime-free. So do some background checking on the neighborhood too.  Also make sure the windows and doors of your apartment have secure locks and see if there is a fire escape.

Take your time to pick the most suitable place so that you won’t regret your choice in the long run.