College students are heading back to classes next semester, and many have left finding an off-campus apartment in Roanoke to the last minute. But, many advise: do not look on Craig’s List for your student apartment.
"Single bedroom, really close to campus, in the price range. Close to work.” This is what you may see on Craig’s List and it may all sound too perfect to be true.
These are attributes you look for and are some of the things that make an apartment convenient.
But be skeptical of sites like Craigslist.com. Many have had a potential- or actual- scam there.
There are ways to pick up on red flags on sites like Craig’s List that advertise apartments for students.
One of the things you, as a renter, should avoid is providing personal information before stepping foot onto a property.
Obviously you need to know who you're meeting, it is best when it is a professional apartment management company. This way you can either meet at our office or meet at the property.
Also, whatever address is being advertised through craigslist, there are plenty of ways to verify that it exists.
Last but not least, never visit a property alone, always bring a friend, and always let someone know where you will be and when you will be back.