Things to Do BEFORE Looking for an Apartment

Before search the web for great deals, calling around town to see what apartments have the best rates, or any of that fun stuff, you first have to decide that you are indeed ready to take that big step into renting your own place.
Things to Do Before Looking for an Apartment

Before searching the web for great deals or calling around town to see what apartments have the best rates, you first have to decide that you are ready to take the big step towards renting your own place.

There are many factors you should consider when looking for a place to call your own, so we compiled a quick checklist of things you should look into before checking out apartments around town.


Your Budget

By making a concrete budget, and making the commitment to follow it, you can have a strong idea of what your expenses will be. When creating a budget, you should ideally make one that fits the lifestyle you are willing to live.

Once you have a budget outlining the current expenses in your life, add the potential expenses you will have to expect once renting your own apartment. Remember to include everything from food, to laundry, utilities, insurance, and so on. Click here for our FREE Budget Template.


Once you have completed this, you should have a good idea of the monthly income you’ll need not just to survive, but to live comfortably.

Your Needs and Wishes

Once you have an approximate amount that you are able to spend on rent alone, analyze whether or not this amount will translate into an apartment that suits your needs. At CLV Group we provide apartments across Ontario and Quebec that you can call your own. Each building boasts its own personality, and you are sure to find the perfect place to call home. Whether you are looking for a smaller building close to nearby parks and local shops, or a high-rise apartment packed with amenities including a media room, fitness centre or more, create your wish list and let our Customer Care Coordinators help you find the perfect atmosphere.

Your Future Plans

Make sure to take into account where you want to be over the next year. Consider if you would be renewing your lease or not. CLV Group provides city-wide apartments that offer various layouts and atmospheres that are perfect for every lifestyle whether you are looking to downsize or grow your bedroom count.

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When you’re ready to begin your apartment search, check out our “Apartments for Rent” at and let us help you find the perfect place to call home.


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