Search for Houses and Apartments to Buy or Rent Using Hotpads

MakeUseOf | 11/18/2019 | Shianne Edelmayer
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Have you ever searched for an apartment and run into a wall where you can’t find what you’re looking for? What if you find too many apartment listings, and you feel overwhelmed by the data?

Fortunately, there are tools to help.

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HotPads lets you search for houses and apartments to rent in a visually enhanced way. You can search by typing the location you’re looking for with a few clicks of the mouse, then zoom into a map to find “hotpads” for rent.

Here’s an introduction to the website, and how to use it to find your next apartment.

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What Is HotPads and Why Is It Important?

HotPads is an apartment-listing website that allows you to search for apartments in city areas. If you have a condo or house of your own—and you want to rent it—you can also list your rental on the site.

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Overall, is an intuitive website that is easy to use. When you sign up for an account, you can receive search alerts for apartment listings that match your criteria. You can also pay your rent through the website.

The only downside to HotPads? It’s US-based when it comes to data, so if you’re looking for rentals outside the country, you’re out of luck.

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When you open up the HotPads website, the front page will seem very simple. If you’ve visited the website before, there will be a welcome sign at the top, along with a search bar for you to find new listings.

Below the search bar, you’ll see the For You section. Here, a small group of personally tailored HotPad listings will show up.

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On the right, you’ll see an Expand my search section, where you can quickly search for apartments in nearby areas next to the ones that you’re already looking at.

At the top of the page on the far right side,...
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