How Do You Search for Apartments?

How Do You Search for Apartments?

Meg Lewis
Aug 10, 2011

I am currently in the middle of a very last-minute apartment search. The real kicker is that I'm looking from another state. Craigslist has been key through my Minneapolis apartment hunt. Although I've had great luck with Craigslist in the past, it is still filled with false information and a lot of scamming.

A lot of cities have great alternitives to Craigslist for apartment searching. For example, here in Chicago we have a great site called Domu. But why isn't there a national alternative to Craigslist? Even sites like Padmapper use Craigslist listings to feed their system. My need for a Craigslist alternative has gotten me awfully frustrated during my long-distance apartment search.

How do you search for apartments? Do you stick to Craigslist or is there a nice alternative in your city? Or do you stick to Craigslist?

Please tell us where you are and what sources you use in the comments - thanks!

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