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Get in the door (of your first apartment)

May 03, 2017 - The Washington Post

Up until college graduation, you probably had little say in where you lived. For most of your life, you stayed with your parents. When you left for college, the school may have offered you a limited selection of dorm rooms.

Now that you are on your own, where you live is up to you, which is both scary and exciting.

Finding your first apartment can be challenging. Here are six steps to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. T...