Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Hunting!

Looking for the right apartment to rent can be daunting if you're not well-equipped. Here are a few tips that I'd like to share with you if you're in the market for a new home.

1. Location, Location, Location

The most important factor to consider is if course location. Do not get stuck with a cheaper unit isolated from your daily activities like work, shopping, dining as well as entertainment. Location is vital if you expect to enjoy living in your new apartment so choose one that fits your convenience and needs.

2. Like your Landlord

Maintain a good rapport with your landlord. Prior to purchasing our current home, we rented a condo in Sri Damansara. Our Landlord then was awesome but that's because we did not give him any headaches like late payment or causing unnecessary racket.

3. Quality First

Do not settle on the first apartment you see. Unless you immediately fall in like with your first apartment, which is very unlikely; continue searching for the best option that fits your needs in terms of quality.

4.Work Smart

Nowadays, there are so many
Apartment Search Engine sites online that spiders the internet for apartment listings across dozens of sites. Rent Jungle for instance allows apartment seekers to search, sort, bookmark and share your favourite listings using the Facebook Apartment Sharing App. All the resources you need to find, lease, move and decorate your new place are organized neatly and simply into one convenient page! tepuktangan

5. Satisfaction Guaranteed

Do not waste your time looking at places that don’t suit your needs. Some of your needs might include washer/dryer facilities, ample space, your own entrance, privacy, a balcony and perhaps a certain budget of under RM1000 a month. Ensure your needs are met before signing the deal and moving into your new apartment.

And there you have it - 5 simple tips you can put into practice before settling into your new apartment. I hear my friend Lil' is currently on the lookout for a new apartment in KL so I hope this helps her somewhat. Happy house hunting!

PS. My 50,000 EC Giveaway ends in two days so hurry!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-



LJ,  March 18, 2010 10:54 PM

BRB.. makan time

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives,  March 18, 2010 10:54 PM


elai,  March 18, 2010 10:54 PM

:* :* :* :*

elai,  March 18, 2010 10:55 PM


elai,  March 18, 2010 10:57 PM

good luck to lil' :-D :-D :-D

LJ,  March 18, 2010 11:22 PM

ok. am back!

LJ,  March 18, 2010 11:23 PM

Great tip GP!!! Am NOT moving anytime soon.. enuff moving edi for me.. lol!

Ane,  March 18, 2010 11:29 PM

I'm sure glad B and I would never have to go house hunting cause we have a house already.. :-D

Ane,  March 18, 2010 11:30 PM

I hope your friend Lil finds a great home, in a great neighborhood at a great price.. :)

Ane,  March 18, 2010 11:30 PM

I only have 1 chop point here... :'( :'( :'(

Rizal,  March 18, 2010 11:44 PM

Terima kasih untuk tip2 ini. hehe.

Aha tak tahan part yang cozy too.. hehehe

tapi dulu masa kena one bedroom apartment kat sana.. meh suka jugak.. my room ada tv semua.. hehehe memang cozy.. : D

Monica,  March 19, 2010 1:44 AM

:* :* :*

Monica,  March 19, 2010 1:46 AM

lily is coming back to KL? 8-) 8-)

Monica,  March 19, 2010 1:57 AM

Good luck and happy house hunting Lily! :) ;)

tekkaus,  March 19, 2010 5:43 AM

So you are hunting for a new apartment? I prefer terrace house or better still semi-D. :D

David Funk,  March 19, 2010 10:35 AM

Hi Mariuca! :* :* :*

Having lived in apartments by myself before, you are correct about them. One of the apartment complexes I stayed at on two different occasions because of job transfers that led me back to North Carolina. I had such a great rep with that apartment complex that I didn't have to pay a security deposit(which is required regardless of your credit history). As you said, having a good history with the landlord(s) is critically important.

And yes, it is location to everything you need is very important, too.

TGIF my friend! ;) :)

Lil,  March 19, 2010 2:35 PM

Dearest Marzie,
Thanks so much for the great tips.

A lady with her two daughters are supposed to visit me to view my rescued cats at 1.00 put now postphoned to 5.00 pm today. My PC is on, pelik pulak since last night it works ok. I am still walkng in and out of the house kemas the Shelter, feeding the cats etc. since this morning 9 - 11 am tuition budak2. So I cannot resist but to click and check my mail. There was one blog needed my approval to be featured at my side, so I clicked, then I saw my badge, so that's how I am here now, stealing time to come to you. Sorry cerita panjang lebar, at least now you guys know how my situation here with these many cats.

I will try to post FF after these view the rescued cats, kalau tak sempat late afternoon, I must do it tonight.

This is a good post Marzie, anywhere now I dah planned to search at CasaRia near Jusco kat Maluri, Cheras, location good and I have a closed single relative who is staying there. I won't go to get a terrace house, too dangerous when one stay alone, keluar rumah nanti balik takut rumah di pecah, you tau lah di KL ada macam2 orang, perombak lah, penyamum lah, etc. so it is good to stay in a place where there is tight security. I will only bring in my 15 cats and 1 rescued cat and terpaksa letak in one room near another toilet, because here there are 3 rooms and in the master bedroom ada it's own toilet. When I am there I will keep on giving away some of my cats to good homes including friends yg reliable and responsible.

Security is sooooo in important beside location but of course I have to part with RM1,200.00 a month which would be a big pinch for me just paying it through my saving. When I am there I will go all out to search for a job plus continue doing my MLM (Lifestyles - 23 herbs blend known as "intra" since once in a while I do received the commission atas angin bila my downline purchase the product. Since I am a 40 percenter I still get 20% commission if my friends or anybody just join to consume for their daily intake. Since it works wonders on me giving me alot of energy, dah lah tu dah 3 years plus tak ada flu, tak ada deman, no ache in the body etc. that's why I ni kadang2 behave macam kanan2 riang. Kan energy tu sexy, hehehehe....

See you around later, ala hai got to proceed with the shelter lagi, bosan lah!
>:o >:o

This is for you dearest :) ;) 8-) 8-) 8-) :-D :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 4:36 PM

:* :* :* LJ FC1!

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 4:36 PM

Wat did u have for dinner dearie? Think I have to cook today! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-E :-E :-E

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 4:36 PM

Thanks LJ! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:16 PM

:* :* :* :* And Elai FC3!

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:16 PM

Thanks for da chop ladies, enjoy ur weekend! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:16 PM

FC3 Elai, yahoooo! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:16 PM

:-D :-D :-D :-D Elai, Fri edi can enjoy and relax, have a good one sweetie and thanks for coming by!

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:16 PM

Good luck to Lil' indeed, poor thing been having a hard time finding the right place here... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

I'm glad too Ane but I would love to buy a new home... a bigger better home.. but that can wait I guess.. while me make more moolah to go towards our house fund! :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

Awww that's so kind of u Ane, I hope so too.. I know Lil has been looking for an apt for ages now! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

1 is better than 0 Ane, thanks so much sweetie! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

Morning Rizal! Thanks for reading..I don think we can survive in a one bedroom apt.. esp with 3 fur kids in da house lol.. but kalau single mingle tu lain citer la ahaks! =-O =-O ;) ;) ;)

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

:* :* :* Monica!

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

Mon! RM cancelled my big PB dat I chopped dat day, so sad!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( Back to counting money I guess! :'( :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

That is da plan apparently, she cannot tahan edi living in Terengganu, poor thing! No Japanese restaurant there oso it seems! =-O =-O *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:17 PM

Oh no not me Tekkaus, I no need look for new place... my friend Lil is searching for an apt here ... good luck to her! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:18 PM

YAY thanks for reading my post David! I actually love apt or condo living...but when u have too much of the same thing, you'd surely wanna try something different like living in a proper house with garden.. at times I feel like moving too but at the end of the day this is where I belong and I am happy with my current condo. :* :* :*

Oh good for u for not having to pay a security deposit..if ever I rent out our current condo, I hope to be a good Landlord too..he he! ;) ;) ;)

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:18 PM

Hi Lil! yay thanks for cominover today Lil and I seriously hope u will find dat apat soon yeah...cian jugak tgk u cause dah lama u cari apt tak jugak jumpa yg sesuai kan? Hugs sweetie! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:19 PM

So did the lady come over with her kids or not? I hope they took in a few of ur meows, to help u out a bit of course... and hope ur not too sad having to say goodbye to some of ur meows yeah? Busy betul u Lil, tuition la, cari rumah untuk kucing la, supplier cat food buat hal lagi hari tu... seriously u need and deserve a nice long vakasi my dearie! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:19 PM

Woo hoooooo Lil is coming to town with her 15 cats oh my!! Ok ok sounds like a plan Lil but ur Landlord kasi ke bawak kucing masuk condo/apt? I too prefer condo to a house simply for security reasons..some more u sorang2...lucky ada cats to teman u yeah? So u too will have a kitty room like LJ then Lil? Good luck sweetie! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:19 PM

LOL @ energy tu sexy hehehehe! Ok Lil, gud lak to u in ur endeavor here okay? At least u have a plan kan? Tak la simply pindah without a plan to get you through your days here nanti, so I have faith in you and I know u will do just fine.. hang in there and u always work so hard so me more.. sure can make things work, no worries! Happy FF to you Lil.. kalau tak leh join dis week, there's always next week, meow meow! And thank you for the very nice and long comment here he he! :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:25 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( Sadly testing comment here.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

LJ,  March 19, 2010 6:25 PM

OMG.. it's missing!! my test commnent just now is missing!!!

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:28 PM

test too with LJ! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:28 PM

Testing with JS, thanks Alex! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 6:28 PM

I see it now LJ and I am replying from comment box... dare I refresh this page??? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

LJ,  March 19, 2010 6:32 PM

Thanks soooo much Alexander.. Your ROCK!!!!

LJ,  March 19, 2010 6:43 PM


Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 7:40 PM

Ok here we go.. refreshing.... O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 7:41 PM

Yahooooooo JS is back in biz! THANK YOU LJ, THANK YOU ALEX, I really appreciate u spending some time to help me out, thanks again!!! :* :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 7:42 PM

Thanks Alexander, you totally rock!!! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

LJ,  March 19, 2010 7:50 PM

No problems dearie.. hugs!

Mariuca,  March 19, 2010 8:20 PM

Hugs LJ, I’m still so grateful, thank you thank you! Donno what I’d do without my WebMaster, thanks for always looking out for me, BFF HUGS!! :):):)

Lil,  March 19, 2010 8:25 PM

Thanks Marzie my dearest, you tau I am still stealing time, nampak dah pandai stealing time! PC on biar aje,so bila pass by tu tempting juga nak kepo' check apa2. Ni dah lambat kena solat Magrib, lepas makan sikit, I think around 9.30 pm or so, I will be back to continue whatever there is to be done.

So nice of u dok remember me, memang I dah bosan cari rumah, I think an apartment is better. No. 1 security, No.2 Location, No.3 good neighbours, and so on and so on ....

See you guys tonight! You tau I missed my AI this week sampai terlupa ashek dok kucing2 aje! >:o
This is for you dear :) :) :) ;) ;) ;) 8-) 8-) :-D :* :* :*

Lil,  March 19, 2010 8:29 PM

Hi dear, lagi2 curi time, dah pandai curi time, I nak kena mandi lagi dan sembahyang Magrib but still dok curi time hanging around here, mati I time is passing so fast, I kena cepat ni, nanti malam ni tak payah curi time, see you guys in peace, yahooooo.....

Memang lah energy tu sexy... ;) ;) ;) ;)

Lil,  March 19, 2010 8:33 PM

Sorry salah button, dok rebut2 time, I tertekan unlike something, errr apa tu, hope I tak buat apa2 tak betul, apa tu Marzie =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O :-P :-P

Lil,  March 19, 2010 8:34 PM

Thanks my dearest Monica, long time no hear, hope u are doing great my friend. ;) 8-) :*

Lil,  March 19, 2010 8:46 PM

Ya lah Marzie, curi time lagi, macam living in Timbuktu lah! or lost in an island macam Robinson Crusoe (hope spelling is right!) I want to be back to civilizaton, just like Soul II Soul's song "Back to Life" the lyric goes ..

Back to life, back to reality..
8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

LJ,  March 19, 2010 9:28 PM

BFF must look out for one another mah.. and your webmaster some more.. lagi kena lookout.. lol
Hugs dearie!!

ayie,  March 20, 2010 6:14 AM

i think this can apply to house hunting too?

ayie,  March 20, 2010 6:14 AM

happy weekend sweetie!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:40 AM

LOL LJ! It works okay now, thanks!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:41 AM

Hugsy LJ!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:41 AM

Ohhh unlike means u don like the comment ha ha!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:42 AM

THanks for always stealing time to visit me Lil, Love you!! :)

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:42 AM

See u soon Lil, weekend is here so can relaxi taxi!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:43 AM

LOL @ living in Timbuktu hahahah! :) Best tu back to life soul II soul!! :)

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:44 AM

Thank u BFF Webmaster!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:46 AM

Happy weekend to u too Ayie!

Mariuca,  April 22, 2010 9:46 AM

Yeah I think so Ayie!

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