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GETTING a new apartment to live might seem fun and interesting, but there is more to it than meets the eye. A new apartment must satisfy all your needs and most of your wants at least for a while. When choosing a new apartment, there are a lot of things to keep in mind so as be on the safe side and make the most use of the apartment. A majority of people do not carefully consider the long-term demerits of a new apartment; it is not advisable to choose an apartment solely because it is attractive and cheap. There are other major factors to be considered before moving into another apartment so as to be well protected in the long run. Some of these are:

  • Its proximity to your place of work: It is not wise to pick an apartment that is miles away from your office. If you keep getting late to work every day you may not be able to keep that job in the long run. When choosing an apartment, one of the major factors to keep in mind is the ease with which you can move to and from work so that the new house will not negatively influence your job in any way. Transportation cost is also something worth considering.

  • Its price: Your apartment should reflect the size of your pocket. You do not have take loans and borrow hard just to secure a new apartment. Consider the price of the space before going for it as moving into a new apartment should not be a reason for debt. Remember that if you cannot afford it, you do not have to get it by all means because new expenses will crop up and you do not want to start living from hand to mouth in your new apartment.

  • Its size: If you are looking to settle down a large family, then you have to look for a good space that will accommodate the entire family. However, if you need little space that would accommodate you alone, you should look for a befitting apartment that will serve your needs and provide the little space you need.

  • Its quality: When moving into a new apartment, one has to consider the long-term effects of weather and adverse conditions on the house. A house with a leaky roof will not function well for a long time. You have to carefully inspect the quality of the house, the walls, lighting, doors and general layout so as to be on a safe side. If you are planning on staying in the house for a long time, then the house has to be of retainable quality in order to avoid accidents and unprecedented mishaps.

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This article was first published on 7th September 2016


Opoola Jelifat is a young and passionate writer. She holds a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and enjoys reading, cooking and writing on real life issues. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Ibadan. Contact her on, and via Twitter and facebook by clicking the icons below.

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