I'm still looking for housing near UCF for Fall 2024, any tips for last-minute apartment hunting?

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Are you still looking for an apartment near UCF with an August 2024 move-in date? This summer is flying by but don't fear, 407apartments is here to help! Here are 5 tips to help guide your apartment search near The University of Central Florida and find the best community to meet your lifestyle and budget before classes begin at UCF this Fall.

1. Consider Larger Floor Plan Types

1-bedroom apartments near UCF, particularly at apartment communities walkable or a quick drive to the University of Central Florida campus, tend to sell out first as lots of students prefer to live alone, making smaller floor plans some of the most sought-after options. Some apartment communities are sold out of their studios and 1-bedrooms by November before the next August move-in!

If you're stuck on living alone and struggling to secure an apartment for just yourself, consider shifting your search and signing an individual lease in a larger floor plan like a 2-bedroom or 4-bedroom apartment home. Many apartment communities even offer roommate matching if you don't have any roommates to live with. You'll fill out a lifestyle questionnaire on your application with questions on habits like your sleep schedule, study schedule, social life, and more. The apartment leasing team will then match you up with roommates who match your lifestyle!

2. This is your opportunity for a deal on Orlando apartments

Apartments near UCF tend to offer lots of great deals throughout the summer months, everything from waived signing fees to discounted rent to gift card giveaways. When you're looking through apartment options in Orlando, use our apartment deals page to find the best specials in town. You can even narrow down your search based on your budget and preferred floor plan so you can see the best deals for your dream apartment.

Use a resource that's up-to-date, you don't have time to waste!

Our team calls all 407apartments communities every month to update pricing and availability so that Orlando renters have the most up-to-date information possible. When reviewing your options, pay attention to notes in our floor plans and pricing section on which floor plans are already sold out for a Fall '24 move-in.

Additionally, use our filters to narrow down your apartment search with your maximum budget, floor plan preference, and the exact amenities and apartment features you're looking for. Make a list of your top 5 must-have features, like a pet-friendly apartment, an apartment with a washer and dryer, or an apartment with a guarantors accepted to name a few. Then, use our filters to find exactly what you're looking for!

4. Can't visit in person? Take advantage of Orlando apartment tours on TikTok and Insta

Our team loves producing creative video content for the apartment communities around UCF, and our social media accounts are a great resource for students wanting to get a peek into what life is like in different communities. Check out our TikTok @407apartments or Instagram @407apartments to watch some quick apartment tour videos and discover your apartment options in Orlando.

5. Hurry up and schedule your tours for apartments near UCF!

After perusing 407apartments and our social media, we recommend scheduling 3-5 tours for 1 day as soon as possible to get the ball rolling. Apartment tours take about 30 minutes – 1 hour, so we recommend knocking out multiple tours in one day. Come prepared with any questions you have and take notes throughout the tours, so that at the end of the day, you can come together with your future roommates or parents to review your options and make your decision for Fall '24 housing.
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