Renting 101: A Beginner's Guide for First-Time Renters

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Hey there!

Are you a student? Or are you working? 

Are you considering renting your first apartment or house but not sure what to expect from the rental process? Don't worrylah, we've got you covered. In this blog post, we'll go over what the rental process is like for first-time renters, and give you some tips to make it a smooth and stress-free experience.

There are few things to consider before you rent a property:

1. Start by Setting a Budget

Before you start searching for apartments or houses, you need to decide how much money you can spend. This will help you avoid looking at places that you can't afford and save you time. Remember to think about all the costs of renting, such as rent, utilities, and any extra fees or deposits you might have to pay.

2. Search for Rental Listings

Now that you've got a budget, it's time to start searching for your dream rental! There are lots of online platforms you can use like Propertyguru, iProperty, or Edgeprop! You can also reach out to a friendly real estate agent who can help you find a place that suits your needs and budget. So, don't be shy! Get searching and don't hesitate to contact us to know more! 

3. Visit Properties and Apply

Once you find a few properties that you're interested in, schedule a visit to see them in person. If you like what you see, you'll need to fill out an application with agents, provide some basic information such as your contact details, occupation, references and earnest deposit (to reserve the unit, as a show of commitment). To get verified when you use BlueDuck, everything will be done online

4. Sign the Lease Agreement

Once your verification is complete, you're almost there! The next step is signing a tenancy agreement. Take your time to read it carefully and don't hesitate to ask any questions that come to mind. The lease will include details like the amount of rent you need to pay, when you can move in, and any rules you need to follow while living there. So, it's essential to make sure you fully understand everything before you sign.

5. Move In and Start Enjoying Your New Place!

Once you sign the agreement, you can finally move in and start making your new place feel like home. Don't forget to set up your utilities, and take care of any move-in requirements like security deposits or initial payments. But guess what? If you use BlueDuck, you won't have to worry about any of that because we've got you covered! We take care of the security deposit for you, so you can just sign the agreement and move right in.

These tips will make you a pro at renting your first apartment or house! So, get ready to put them into action and start your exciting new journey. Good luck, and happy house hunting!

But if you’re interested in knowing about BlueDuck, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 


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