Any advice for renting an apartment for the first time? ?

I’m 19 years old ( 20 in April ), and a full time university student. I’m taking 13 credit hours this semester and I have a part time job in a restaurant as a cashier working anywhere from 13 to 22 hours per week. I have been planning on renting an apartment at some point during this year, but I only make $8.50/hr. I am currently speaking with my managers about adjusting my schedule to work more hours weekly. I know the obvious choice would be to get a roommate, but I don’t really have any potential options for roommates and the only person who has expressed interest does not have a job or their drivers license. As I cannot pay a full rent plus utilities, or be someone’s full time transportation, that isn’t feasible. I was wondering if anyone could provide me with any advice as to what I should look for , how to look for affordable apartments, or even what I should know moving out on my own for the first time. Thank you! 

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    Sorry, you can't afford an apartment on your own working part time at that hourly rate. Add up what your take home pay is per month and no more than 1/3 (preferably not more than 1/4) of that is what you can afford for rent.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Check out this website https://kras.triproom.ru/

  • 9 months ago

    advertise for a roommate.  do you realize most landlords want you earning 2x the rent and often require a parent to co sign.

    even full time, you will be lucky to be able to afford 400 rent

  • 9 months ago

    Don't rent an apartment. Just rent a room.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Nope             

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