Web sites might be a good place to find an apartment or house to rent, if you want to go through the entire list to find one in your city and state.
The best place to look for places to rent is to go to the yellow pages of your telephone book, look under property managers.
You might also Google Property managers in whatever city or community you want to live in and see what comes up. Do not pay for these list or information as it is free from reputable property managers.
These individuals list properties for rent in certain areas, so make sure you select the areas in which you wish to rent.
Call several of the property managers listed there, tell them you want a list of properties that they have for rent. Some will fax, email or mail the list of local places to rent along with the address, number of bedrooms and bath rooms, amenities available, such as washer and dryers or gyms, the monthly rental of the unit. Most will include a rental application. These list will include the monthly rental required, if a lease or month to month agreement will be signed. They will also indicate if they will accept Section 8 vouchers. They will also indicate it they have disabled access, allow pets and if so the type allowed.
They might indicate a web site that you might visit to get their list of places to rent. In most instances you would be able to see a visual picture of the rental that are offered for rent.
It does not cost to get a rental list from a reputable property manager. Some will require you to stop by their office and pick up the list. A lot of them post their list outside of their office, so the list are available 24/7 365.
Make sure you don't fall for the scams and purchase a list as 70%-80% of these list are composed of free list they have compiled. They are not the property managers of any property in most instances.
You might consider obtaining a crime report from the city in which you would want to reside.
There are web sites and telephone apps that are available for your use to indicate where the local shopping center, fast food outlets drug stores and other commercial places you might be interested in.
On the web sites you would need to google the facility you would want to find. The web site would provide directions for you. The same would be available on your smart phone.
Where you stay and the rent you would pay would be based on what you want or is able to pay for rent each month.
If you expect to rent an upscale apartment, you might be required to get a second job.
If you expect to rent an apartment in a gated apartment complex with washer and dryer hookup,swimming pool, and is located in an upscale neighborhood, it would cost.
You would also be required to pay the first month rent and a security deposit that would equal the rent you would be charged.
I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.