Due to a rapid growth rate, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a place to rent in Seattle. Rental rates are sky-rocketing to over $1,000 a month. However, there are some tips available that one can follow in order to make the best of their apartment-hunting experience. First, find the best time to rent. In spring and summer you are quickly going to find a rental, as landlords are hoping for fast turnovers. If budget is more important to you, you should try in the winter months. Since demand is low, landlords will be more willing to negotiate the rental rate with you in order to fill their place. Where to live is also important. Millennials tend to prefer neighborhoods such as South Lake Union, Queen Anne and Capitol Hill for their transit benefits. West Seattle and Beacon Hill offer cheaper rent. The Central District offers both.
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The Secret Guide to Finding Cheap Housing in Seattle