New Search Tools to Find Budget-Friendly Apartments

Author: Lauren Ross


You know that feeling of delight after you have just scored an insane deal on a pair of really nice shoes? Well, imagine that same feeling when you land a great deal on the apartment of your dreams!

Apartment Finder is all about connecting renters with great apartments, and making sure they find a great deal on their new home. Our unique, responsive site makes it easy to save while searching for an apartment – just use our Pricing Tools and Cost Calculator features! Check out these user-friendly resources that can help you find a budget-friendly new home in a location you desire:

Pricing Tools

The Map-Based Pricing Tools are perfect for renters seeking to save on their next home. The three tools, which include Best Value, Top Deals, and Rent Specials, filter apartment listings to only show you apartments based on the tool you have selected. A Best Value search provides apartment hunters a list of apartments with lower advertised rents, relative to comparable floor plans within the same neighborhood. If you snagged a Top Deals listing, then your apartment home rent is significantly lower than the apartment community’s historical pricing for the same floor plan. And when you click on Rent Specials, the listings will filter to only show apartments that currently have a discount or promotion being offered.

Our Pricing Tools are a great way to stay on budget, while finding the perfect apartment home!

Cost Calculator

The rent for your dream apartment falls within the budget you have set – but what about the initial expenses associated with signing a lease? Fees and deposits, such as application fees and pet-deposits, respectively, are sometimes overlooked by apartment shoppers during the search process. And when it comes time to sign the agreement, those one-time expenses can really put a dent in the wallet.

What if you knew the true cost of the apartment before the lease signing? Apartment Finder’s Cost Calculator is an excellent, industry-leading tool for apartment hunters seeking a true cost of their future apartment home. It’s easy to use and provides a true evaluation of upfront, one-time fees, along with reoccurring monthly rent.

To use our new tool, simply select your floor plan, the number of applicants and vehicles, and the number of pets – then let the calculator compute the rest! You will also find a section for promotions/discounts or any additional lease expenses. Know the true cost of your next home on!

Learn more about our Cost Calculator and Pricing Tools, plus our other features, like GreatSchools Ratings Data, Walk Score™ and Transit Score™, in this one-minute video tutorial!