21 Jul How to Find Competitively-Priced Apartments for Rent in Kamloops BC
There are many apartments for rent in Kamloops, BC, though it takes a little homework and time to find one that checks most of the boxes on your list of requirements. In this article, we’ll provide you with tips for your Kamloops apartment rental hunting detective work.
Make an Apartment Rental Hunting Wishlist
Finding the right rental apartment is a balancing act between your requirements, what you’re willing to pay, and what’s available. There are many older apartment rentals in Kamloops, but only a few newer developments. Before you begin apartment hunting, create a list of apartment requirements, budget, and desirable locations. Though price is always a factor, remember to compare apples to apples. If you’re paying less for an apartment that doesn’t have the amenities you want or is located in a less than ideal location, are you really getting value?
Your apartment hunting list may look something like this:
Ideal apartment: 2 bedroom.
Compromise: 1 bedroom plus den or study.
Price: min-max (e.g., $1600-2200).
Apartment age: newer.
Amenities: modern appliances, in-suite washer and dryer, engineered flooring, bright, fitness room, secure bike storage, personal storage locker, good security, close to transit, parking available.
Shopping and services nearby: yes/no.
Location: e.g., Lower Sahali, Near TRU.
Start Early and Invest Some Time
Kamloops, BC, like other larger communities in the province, has a competitive apartment rental market – even in so called “renters’ markets”, so don’t delay your apartment search.
Search Kamloops Apartment Rentals in Online Classified Ads
Searching “apartments for rent” listings in Kamloops, BC classifieds is an obvious starting point for your apartment hunt. Read this article that describes how to narrow searches on Zumper and Craigslist, and also provides tips on how to search discussions about apartment rentals on local forums.
Crowdsource Kamloops Apartment Rentals
One often untapped and invaluable resources is crowdsourcing. Tell groups of people that you are looking for an apartment rental in Kamloops and let the magic of social networking help you.
Ask Friends and Family
If you’re connected to friends and family on Facebook, let people know that looking for an apartment in Kamloops. In your post, include the number of bedrooms, desired amenities and neighbourhood and price range.
Ask on Facebook & Facebook Groups
Join the following local Facebook groups and let the group know you are looking for an apartment:
Kamloops Rentals Facebook Group
Kamloops – 4 Rent Facebook Group
Post an Ad in the Kamloops Craigslist “Housing Wanted” Category
The “Housing” category of Kamloops Craigslist lets you post “wanted” ads for free. Post to the main category “housing” or to “wanted: apts”. Be specific with your ad title. If you’re looking for newer apartments in the city, say so in the ad title (e.g., “Couple Looking for Newer Apartments for Rent in Kamloops, BC”).
McGill Ridge – Newer Apartments for Rent in Kamloops, BC
McGill Ridge offers studio, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus study and 2 bedroom apartments for rent in Kamloops near TRU. If you’d like to view an apartment, first view our floor plans and pricing and request apartment availability. If an apartment is available, someone will contact within a few business days to discuss next steps.