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Making It in San Diego: Ways to save on your rental home

Posted: 12:32 PM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 19:19:40-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Housing is one of the main challenges to making it in San Diego, especially for renters dealing with steep price increases.

10News is exploring ways to save on added expenses associated with rentals.

Move less often. Costs like rental applications and security deposits make up the majority of overhead expenses for renters. Staying in the same home for at least a year can reduce these expenses, according to HotPads.

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Find street parking. Rentals without parking spaces can often be found at a discounted rate. Just make sure parking is available within a reasonable distance of your new home. You may also consider giving up your car .

Watch for move-in specials. If you’re looking for a home in a newly-built complex, you might find rent discounts, free parking, and free streaming services.

Look for pet-friendly landlords. Some rental units have higher pet fees and deposits than others.

Commit to a home. Long-term leases, such as 12 or 15 months, are often cheaper than 6 or 9 month options. You can save more money by sticking around longer.