When you are shopping for a new apartment, it can be a hassle to have to furnish one if you are on a limited budget. Renting a local furnished apartment can be a wiser choice and helps make your move much easier. These apartments vary in the cost of rent each month depending on the size of the apartment, utility costs and location. This information can be found in the advertisements listed for the available apartments, or can be obtained by contacting the company or individual renting the unit out. Be sure to compare prices for several units before making a final decision. This wise shopping will help you to get the nicest rental for the lowest price. When comparing, be sure to include the costs of putting down a deposit and how much utilities will run each month. Many apartments include the cost of utilities in the monthly rent, which can be a big savings over the long run. A furnished apartment will often be listed the same as other apartments in the local papers classified ads. You can find references to them online as well through Realtors sites or at web pages that specifically focus on residential listings. Once you have contacted the landlord or agent to get a price, it is highly recommended that you visit the site and ask to see the specific unit that you would be renting. While there, note the overall condition of the outside of the apartment or complex to see if the grounds and buildings are well tended and maintained. If you see peeling paint, broken blinds, or other signs of neglect it is a good indication of how the inside will be taken care of. The apartment should be clean, the furniture in good condition, and the landlord willing to answer questions.