Portland is a hard place to find residence in. The city is saturated by people to the brim and the only way one can secure a residence in the city, for rent or otherwise, is if someone else leaves and there is a vacant apartment put up by the real estate agents. Usually, there are a lot of people wanting to secure the apartment and due to the scarcity of the resources the apartment goes to the one who is willing to pay the most rent. This also points towards the fact why Portland apartments are pricier than in other cities –they are situated in a city where nobody wants to move out soon enough and the living places are rare. So unless a person has made up their mind to pay thousands of dollars for renting hotel rooms, they can sleep on the park benches and be done with it.
So, the question remains: Where can I find Portland Apartments? Well, that sounds much more difficult than it is. Go for the obvious choice –Use craigslist. Seriously, that website harbors thousands of genuine and valid links to almost everything that needs to be bought or sold. Just navigate to ‘Portland’ under the ‘Oregon’ tab and go under the apartment tab. It is a tricky business, though, searching for apartments. They are going to enlist in descriptions how many bedrooms are available, what size is the apartment, the locality and all, and one can find it all appealing unless they realize it is not all glittery and fun. This fact unmasks one issue: Before a person goes apartment hunting, they should take a paper and pen and sit down on their couch. They must observe their current apartment, noting down what they have and what they might need in the new apartment. For instance, if somebody has two bedrooms but use only one, and then they should put in the requirement for a single bedroom. Or if someone is an artist living currently in a single bedroom apartment and would need another room dedicated to their craft in the new city, they must search for a two bedroom apartment. Knowing what you need exactly will help you filter the apartment choices and match you with the best place available there is.
Besides craigslist, one of the important websites that help with the apartment hunt is linked to the apartment reviews. One may use craigslist to map down the apartments that suit them most, but what if the building is not really comfortable as it seems. What if the agents force their residents for extra charges besides the rent? In such scenarios and more, one should know exactly what situation they might be getting themselves into, and even skimming through the reviews should help them make an informed choice.