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Renting for the First TimeRenting for the first time in Clarksville TN

If you are renting for the first time, maybe even being on your own for the first time, it's important to learn as much as you can beforehand. Understanding what renting your own home entails will make for a smoother transition. Then things like utility costs and renter's insurance won't catch you off guard.

One important thing to consider when you are looking for a rental home is the location. If you are a Clarksville TN native then you have an advantage in knowing what neighborhoods and areas best suit your lifestyle and needs. If you are not from the area then it would be helpful to research information about the different communities in Clarksville TN, maybe even driving through them at different times of day if you are visiting. You can find out more about Clarksville's comunities by clicking here.

You should also give thought to whether or not you will have an occupant or co-tenant, and who that will be. It's important to make sure that you have common wants and needs when it comes to where you live. Make sure you discuss how much you are willing to spend on rent, how you will handle the utilities and other costs associated with living. These include groceries, furniture, household items like cleaning supplies, and more. You should also come to an agreement on 'ground rules' such as how you will split chores and how much privacy each one of you wants. Sorting these things out upfront will help you tremendously in the long run.

Once you've found a place you like and sorted things out with your occupant or co-tenant it will be time to take the initial tour. Make sure that you take your time and look at every aspect of the home. Try to picture your furniture in each room. Keep in mind that this place will be your home after you sign a lease, so now's the time to decide how you feel about those kitchen cabinets, etc. Before you sit down and sign a lease it's a good idea to call your local utility company and find out how much the bills were last year for that property and what set up fees are involved. Click here for more information on local utility companies.

You should also consider the costs of household items that you will need such as furniture, toiletries, small appliances, pots and pans. Making a list of often forgotten items, such as a shower curtain and a plunger could help you stay organized.

If you are ready to move out for the first time you can search our list of available rental homes in Clarksville TN by clicking here. Our real estate agents can show you all available rental properties, not just ones listed by our rental company but those listed by any property management company in the Clarksville TN area. This way if we don't have what you are looking for we can help you find it. If you'd like to start looking please fill out our Information Request Form.

The Clarksville, TN real estate market consists of 54,000 single family homes and over 2,000 condos and town homes. Ft. Campbell real estate is affordable to most military ranks and located mostly on the north side of Clarksville. To learn more about Ft. Campbell properties, click here.
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