The reason that you are here is that you have always had plans of living a house of your own yet you do not have that kind of cash to buy a house. The reason you are here is because an apartment is what you need and what you can afford. Renting an apartment would suit your tight financial status now that this is your situation at the moment. Also, if you are always working away from your country or city, then you cannot buy a house but rent an apartment which is the most reliable and cost-effective way to find shelter. By the use of the hacks you have below, the process of renting is not going to be any difficult to find an apartment.
You should start with requesting for the best rent rate. Comparing these rent rates matter because it is the reason you will find a rent rate that will not fix your budget into a corner. Note that there are some brokers who are on the field looking for opportunities to gain from tenants who are not well informed about the rent rates. Look out because some of these brokers are not here to offer the best but rather are selfish to take advantage of you the much that they can. It might be that whatever amenities that a broker had mentioned do not even exist but it was just a way of stealing from you.
Looking at the contract provided by apartment landlords are essential too. Contracts are different which means you should look carefully that you agree to each of the rules and not finding out later when you have already moved in. In case there is something you dislike from an apartment contract, always have the chance to change your mind about renting the specific apartment. You are not going to be forced to settle in an apartment where you will not be settled because whatever is written on the contract is not what you expected not just feel uncomfortable with the whole contract.
You should visit the neighborhood where you have spotted potential apartments on the internet. The reason you need to see an apartment and its neighborhood to see whatever is there and compare with whatever you saw online and only choose what looks the same. You may also find out that the neighborhood where the apartment is not somewhere you would like to be at. You obviously are looking for a neighborhood where you and your loved ones will be safe and comfortable living there. There has to be shops hospitals and also hospitals around your neighborhood so that you will not struggle with your loved ones. Look for space that will be sufficient for you and your family.