Cagayan de Oro is a bustling city. Many of the people who currently live here didn’t grow up in the city, but only came here to work, to study, to set up a business, or because they got married to someone who lives here. Whatever their reason is for choosing to live in CDO, even for just a couple of years, they most likely started out looking for an apartment to rent. The good news is that there are many excellent options for renting in CDO.
If you find yourself in the same situation—looking for a place to rent as you are about to move to the City of Golden Friendship—then you’d most likely appreciate the following tips on how to find a good apartment for rent in Cagayan de Oro.
This means doing what people have always done in the past when they’re looking for an apartment to rent anywhere in the country. Look in the classified ads section of local newspapers and start making phone calls to see if any of the advertised apartments for rent could fit your requirements. The problem with this approach, of course, is that you don’t actually get to see the unit until you arrive in CDO. If you have the opportunity to visit CDO well before you’re scheduled to actually move there, check out the apartments you’ve shortlisted; you could also ask the locals which are the best neighborhoods to live in and start scouting for places to rent.
Take Advantage of the Internet
The Internet is said to have made the world a smaller place to live in. It has also made many things a lot more convenient for practically everyone. And apartment hunting is one of the things that have been made easier by the worldwide web. If you don’t have access to a Northern Mindanao or Cagayan de Oro newspaper and you live too far away at present to visit the city just to look for an apartment to rent when you get there, your best option would most likely be to do an online search.
Check the results of your online search and make a list of potential apartments that could meet your requirements. It may make things even easier if you made a separate list for those that come with an email address and those that come only with a phone number. To save on the cost of apartment hunting, contact those with email addresses first. Tell them you’re interested in the apartment they’re putting up for rent and then ask all the important questions. The manner in which they respond to your email should help narrow down your options.
If none of the apartments on your “email list” seems like the right one for you, move on to your “phone list” and start calling. Again, be sure to ask all the important questions such as the do’s and don’ts of the rental, the amount of traffic (and noise) in the area, etc. Listen closely not only to what the person on the other end of the line says, but also to his manner of responding to your queries. You would want to be able to build a cordial relationship with your landlords, right? So aside from making sure you find the right apartment, you also need to see if the place has the right kind of management.
Ask Family and Friends about an Apartment for Rent in Cagayan de Oro
Do you have family members and/or friends already living in Cagayan de Oro? If so, you could ask for their help in looking for an apartment to rent in the city. The biggest advantage of this is that they can see for themselves if the place is a good one and, since they already live in CDO, they’ll known which neighborhoods are the safest places to live in and the most convenient relative to where you’ll be working, studying, or setting up a business venture. Who knows, one of your friends may even be currently renting an apartment unit right beside one that’s available!
These days, people who need to rent an apartment in CDO no longer have to worry about finding a rental unit. They only have to worry about finding a rental unit exactly where they want to live and with all the amenities they want from an apartment. Fortunately, there is now a wide range of options available, and the more options there are, the bigger the chance of at least one unit being the perfect fit for you. What’s important is that you give yourself some time to go through the apartment hunting process. Remember that this apartment is likely going to be your home for as long as you’re in CDO, so choose wisely.