When I was much younger, I used to grab all the rental magazines on my way out of every grocery store that carried them. My friends would always tease me about it, but I was always the one knew the best places to go and the best prices. I stopped doing that for some reason at some point, so when I wanted to find a good place to rent, I headed to the grocery store and picked up a apartment guide for Raleigh NC to see what’s out there.
While at home, I kicked back on my couch and started thumbing through it. It was really nice to see that so many apartments offer a lot more than they use to. So many places have clubhouses, free Internet service, washers, dryers and even free cable. I realized very quickly that this would save me some money. My Internet was rather expensive. It costs me a lot of money to go to a laundromat to do my washing, and my cable cost is sky high. I could really use the savings to put away for healthcare costs and other things like that.
Halfway through the guide, I found a place that called out to me immediately. The info page stated that they were giving one month of free rent if you sign up for a 12-month lease. Not only that, they were waiving the pet deposit fee. For someone like me who has two cats, this sounded wonderful. On top of that, cable is free, they have tennis courts, alarm systems already in place in each unity and the entire placed is gated. Then, I was really surprised to see that the parking spots are all covered. I went over right away and signed a lease for 12 months that very same day.