Congrats to the home team!

We like to take this opportunity to wish our Big Blue football team for taking home the big overtime victory against the 17 ranked Virginia Tech, football team.  It was nice to see our home town team take home the Sugar Bowl trophy after a long hard game.

Off campus housing

There are many housing options available in Ann Arbor if you do not want to living on campus or on campus run and own facilities.  This is especially an attractive options for graduate students and for juniors and seniors.  Searching for off campus housing requires the same techniques as any regular renter.  It begins with searching around in the area that you want to live in.  Some apartments, lofts, condos, townhouses, guest rooms, guest house, and homes for rent are advertised in the Michigan school paper.  Other can be found on Craigslist.  You can also drive around in the area that you want to live in or around the bars that you want to be closed by.

Apartment listings

A few years ago and as far back as the local newspaper was around, print media, especially the newspaper, The Recycler, and etc were all good sources for finding an apartment.  Now a days, rentals are not really listed in the newspaper any more because there is less viewership.  The best source of information on apartments will depend on your age.  If you are a college student, looking for a place to rent, look to your school.  Most schools will have a housing department with a list of local apartments rentals including school housing options.  The universities paper in the back sections will also list apartments for rent.  Overall, the best place to look is at cragslists.com.  Its cheap to list your property for rent and its free for those looking to find apartments on craigslists.  The site has good search functions that allow you to search based on price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, cats, doors, and those listings with photos.  You can also break your search down based on locations or regions.  You can so search for rooms to share, guesthouses, apartments, condos and etc.  It a great starting point.

Ann Arbor Housing Market

Washtenaw county is experiencing the lowest unemployment rates in Michigan.  Ann Arbor which is part of Washtenaw county is experiencing unemployment at the rate of 5.7 percentage versus a state average of 9.8 percentage.  This has helped Ann Arbor’s housing market.  Median list prices increased more than 8 percentage compared to a year ago at this same time.  Inventory is also down 25 percent from a year ago.  Consequently, homes prices in Ann Arbor is increasing.  The average prices of a Ann Arbor was $317,024 in November.  This up trend in the real estate market should have a direct correlation to renting prices in the Ann Arbor apartments sector as well.  We should see renting prices increase as well.

Renting tips

Whether you are looking for a new apartment is because you are relocating for work, going to a college, or looking for a better place to live, the most important thing you need to keep in mind in your search for an apartment in Ann Arbor is figuring out how much you have to spend.  Write it down because we tend to forgot it when we are sweep in the enthusiasm of finding a really nice place that is beyond our budget and we kid ourselves into believing that we can make sacrifice in other areas of our budget to make it happen.  The realities of it is that you can only afford what you can afford and making sacrifice in your budget in other areas will not work in the long run.  After you figure out your budget, figure out where you want to leave that is within that budget and then start your search.

The easiest and fastest place to start your search is to go online.  Craigslist is a right place to start.  Narrow your search based on the number of bedrooms, location and price.  Don’t look at places outside of your budget.  The second most effective thing to do is to drive around the area that you want to live and write down telephone numbers of places with for rent signs in front of them.  Then go home and call those numbers and see if you can schedule an appointment to view them.  The third option is to drive around on Saturday and Sundays when most places have open house days so that you can see the places right away.  Fourth, ask friends and coworkers who might have information of vacancy in their neighborhood or apartment complex.  Ann Arbor is full of apartments and most of them are occupied by students so ask your friends.

Ann Arbor Information

Ann Arbor is a city without the Washtenaw county in the state of Michigan.  Ann Arbor has a population of roughly 350,000 citizen based on the latest census.  The city was founded in 1824 and is home to the University of Michigan.  The University is that main driving force of the city of Ann Arbor.  It employs over 30,000 workers.  The city occupies about 28 square miles.  The larger river that is part of Ann Arbor is the Huron River.  The river is filled with lush trees, mostly ash trees that grow along the river.  The Kerrytown shops, Main Street, State Street, and University business streets are the main commercial area in downtown Ann Arbor.  Most of the cultural attractions and events are centered around the University of Michigan.  As you can imagine, a large portion of the population are students living in apartments throughout Ann Arbor.  Ann Arbor is also a major college sport town, since the University is a member of the Big Ten Conference.  Tons of people come to the Big House, which houses 109,901 people per game.  During those games days, their is a huge influx of visitor that poor money into the local economy, hotels, apartments, bar, restaurants, and local life.

Hello!

Welcome to Find Ann Arbor Apartments!  This is a resource website for helping citizens of Ann Arbor find apartments in the surrounding area.  We will be providing helpful tips on locating an apartment.  Cause lets face it, if you have pets its not easy to find a place.  If you have certain preferences, budgetary limitations, or whatever the needs, you want to be able to find what you are looking for as easy as possible.  That is the purpose of this website.  To provide renters a useful resource for finding apartments to rent.  Hope you like the site and will tell your friends about us.