Apartment search engines
10 Sites for Your Apartment Search
This map-based search engine is great for anyone who likes to see where a potential apartment lies in relation to neighborhood landmarks and points of interest. It includes rentals, condos and homes for sale.
3. Rent Jungle
Apartments.com is a free apartment search that sorts your options by location, price, bedrooms and bathrooms. You can search by state, browse short-term and temporary housing, and view listings for houses and condos.
Bonus: There’s an Android app for hunting on the go.
MyNewPlace gives renters access to information often researched for brokers, such as floor plans and videos. Be warned: Most listings are for luxury buildings.
Bonus: The MyNewPlace blog gives tips for everything, from living in a bad neighborhood to redecorating to cool gadgets to helping you save on your electric bill.
PadMapper plots all available listings from Apartments.com, Rent.com, Craigslist and “other” listing sites. We know we said “no Craigslist,” but Padmapper offers so much more utility than is available through Craigslist’s traditional list format.
Originally built as a Craigslist and Google Maps mashup, MyApartmentMap lets you browse by the specific information most important to you, such as pet friendly, college apartments, military housings and affordable housing. Once you’ve selected the type of housing you’re looking for, you can narrow down listings by price, location and amenities.
Bonus: Mobile apps for iOS and Android have all the functionality of the desktop-optimized site.
RentHop is the best source for New York City listings, mapping photos, descriptions and street views. You can browse by feature, such as doorman, elevator, fitness center, in-bulding laundry or roof deck.
Bonus: Each post connects you directly with the broker or landlord who posted the listing, so you can avoid tiring content forms and emails.
Though it’s possible to score a home run on the Internet’s main hub for local offerings, you’re likely to be bogged down by Craigslist’s rampant spam and heavy traffic, which rapidly snatches up legitimate listings.
While it can get exhausting, there are obvious advantages to house hunting on the Internet, such as avoiding a fee. If you’re interested in keeping your apartment hunt online, but don’t know where to look aside from Craigslist, we’ve got the roundup for you. Here are 10 sites to help you find the perfect home in your neighborhood of choice and your price range.