Summer is a time of year when lots of us are moving into new apartments. The weather's good, we might have a little more free time, and for some it's a requirement for work or school:
But if you can, try to hold off and move during the winter season. Fewer folks are doing so at that time, which means vacant places generally rent at a lower place than when apartments are in high demand (i.e. now).
Already in a summer-cycle lease? If you've lived there for a few years, see if you can extend your lease by six months. In this economy, landlords may be happy to keep a responsible renter in place - even if just for a few months longer.
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)