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Tips for Choosing a Home from Pine Valley Apartments

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Choosing the perfect apartment can seem like a monumental task, but you can tackle it with a few tips in your arsenal! Find the right new home for you here in Elkton, MD by trying out the apartment hunting tips in today’s Pine Valley Apartments Blog.

Tips for Finding an Apartment in the Elkton, MD Area


You never know where your leads may come, so as you’re browsing online or searching the city for an apartment in your ideal location, also ask around. Social media can be a great resource for finding a gem that’s perfect for you. Ask your friends, people in your social or work circles, and people who live in the area what openings they may have noticed.

Choosing the Right Size.

Just like Goldilocks, you want something that is neither too big or too small, but just right. Size is a big determining factor in choosing the right home for you. Determine how much space you need by first getting rid of what you don’t need. Then find out the size of your current home (measure yourself or ask your lessor) and evaluate what sizes you might want to upgrade to, all the while staying realistic and remembering price ranges you need to stay within and the number of bedrooms you need to stick to.

Sort your criteria.

Size isn’t the only aspect you should consider in a new home. Make a list of priorities for what you want in your home and sort them in order of importance. How much do community amenities, such as a club house, swimming pool, twenty-four hour on-site fitness center,  or community landscaping, matter to you? (Side note: We have all of those!) Do you need something pet-friendly? What are you looking for in a location? Write it out and make note of which things you need and which you can be more flexible on so you can find a home that matches up with as many of these criteria as possible.

Once you’ve decided, set up an appointment for a personal tour and bring your list of questions with you. Contact us to set up an appointment or simply apply online to make Pine Valley Apartments your next home.