California (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
The median monthly rent in the United States has risen from $611 in 2007 to $727 in 2011. For first-time renters, this price may come as a shock. When they realize that this is before utilities, which generally start around $150 for just the necessities like gas, water and electric, many potential renters are astonished with the final amount that living on their own will cost.
California has the second-highest rent in the nation, with a two-bedroom apartment going for $1,341 a month. Those hoping to have spectacular views will have to shell out even more, and that’s before utilities. For renters who have a specific location in mind, it’s suggested that they start looking early and use sites like Craigslist and Domu to see what’s available within their budget. This will give them a good idea of what their ideal apartments cost and they can then decide what to cut back on to save money, such as the square footage of the apartment, the number of bathrooms, or maybe even settling for a nearby neighborhood. Finding a roommate is another solution, but you will then have two lists of “must-haves” to work around.
“Definitely have a budget, make a list of things you want in an apartment, knowing what area you want to be in is definitely useful (and) making sure the people you want to live with actually want to live with you,” are suggestions from Leona Mostowski, a first-time renter who shares a two-bedroom apartment with three girls. Two of them have agreed to share a room to cut back on costs.
Coming up with the money for the initial costs of renting an apartment, including first-months’ rent and utilities and a security deposit, can be one of the most difficult initial costs to cover. For young first-time renters, minimum-wage jobs rarely allow them to save up for these costs. Luckily, California Car Title Loans can give these potential renters the financial boost they need.
California Car Title Loans offers secure, low-interest loans with flexible repayment options to anyone who owns their vehicle. California residents can take out a loan to cover any initial rental costs, and then pay the loan off over the course of a few months. For first-time renters, a loan may be all they need to get out of their parents’ home and into a place of their own.