Finding an Apartment to Rent Online

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Staff Sgt. Roger Murvin, 2nd Communications Squadron client systems supervisor, troubleshoots a computer at the hub at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)
Staff Sgt. Roger Murvin, 2nd Communications Squadron client systems supervisor, troubleshoots a computer at the hub at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Just received PCS orders? Turn to the internet for help finding an apartment. There are several resources that can help you look at an apartment online at your new duty station, and give you a view of the actual living space you may rent, as well as the community and surrounding area. Online apartment searching can ease the stress of a PCS. And now, you can look for an apartment online while packing up your old residence.

Here are four websites that can help you find an apartment to rent:

Craigslist.com — Craigslist has one of the most comprehensive apartment searches online. If you're looking for an apartment you can search by city, price range and the number of desired bedrooms. The only draw back is that not all of the listing feature pictures of the rental.

Apartments.com — Apartments.com is a national, online apartment guide and relocation resource distinguished by its highly customized searches, visual ads and affiliation with more than 180 newspapers and strategic partners across the country.

Apartmentfinder.com — The keyword search delivers fast results with photos, tours, floor plans and more. It is easy to refine a search whether you are looking to be near a college, military base or where you work.

HouseHunt.com — This allows you to view all of the communities within the state of your greatest interest. Simply glance through the listings to find the cities/areas you're looking for and select your desired choice. Each one features an overview, including a community profile, as well as available military base community real estate options and prices.

If you choose an apartment using these online resources, try to do a walk through before you sign the lease. You don't want to be responsible for any damage a previous tenant is responsible for before you moved in.

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