5 Questions to ask when Apartment Hunting in Marin

Marin might be the best place to live but don’t forget how difficult finding housing can be. Don’t have 5 million dollars to spend on a house? No problem,  try apartment hunting in Marin and see what’s available.



I know, everyone wants to own a beautiful house on a hill with views and pool… But what if you can get even better amenities in a Marin resort style apartment complex? Marin county apartment shopping isn’t all that scary. Many apartment complexes offer pools, gyms, fitness classes and even wine and bike storage. Start your apartment hunting in North Bay by checking out the multiple resort-style apartments. You can schedule your showing with the leasing office directly or use a relocation company like Foundation Homes to help you book a tour.

What to ask when apartment shopping?

  1. What is included in rent? Typically base rent is just that. Base rent. Make sure you understand what other charges you will be responsible for. Most likely, you need to pay for all utilities such as water, sewer, trash, even valet trash in some places. An average costs of utilities is $120-170 per month. Only 30 minutes north, in Sonoma, it can be as low as $80. Some of the smaller apartment communities might include utilities in rent but you need to check with the office.
  2. Are dogs/cats allowed to live on property? Marin county is super dog friendly however not all apartment communities are. Make sure to ask about the pet policies, pet rent, and pet breed restrictions and pet friendly area on property
  3. What amenities are available on site? If you want to truly enjoy Marin indoor/outdoor life style, ask about the pools and outdoor areas available in the complex.
  4. Is there any shopping, hiking, dining available near by? Even if you fall in love with the apartment, ask what there’s to do in walking/driving distance from the property. Marin county is famous for its hiking trails, outdoor lifestyle, good food scene and shopping.
  5. What lease terms are available and what happens after my lease is expired? Don’t just sign the paper on the spot, ask about your options. Many apartment communities offer flexible lease terms from 3 to 14 months based on your needs and preferences.




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