There are many things to consider when you search for a rental property.
Which neighborhood do you want to live in? What type of home do you need? You also need to think about commuting to your job and access to amenities.
Be sure to watch out for potential scams. There’s a lot of money involved in renting a home, so you could be at risk. Look out for homes that are being offered for far less than you would expect and landlords that are absent, or those that are keen to rush you into a decision.
To protect themselves, landlords screen potential tenants and meet them in person before agreeing to rent the property to them. If you’re encouraged to hand over cash or wire money to the landlord’s account, this is a major red flag. If you can avoid the scams and find a few homes that are in the right location, meet your requirements and your budget, it’s time to move onto the next stage.