You can look for a new apartment in different ways. You can walk or drive around and look for For Rent signs. You can ask your friends for information about apartments for rent. You can look in the newspaper. You can also look on the Internet. Internet listings of apartments for rent are becoming very popular.
One of the popular places to look for apartments in San Francisco is Craig's List. Any landlord can post information about a flat, house, room, or apartment for rent. The landlord can decide what information to include. Sometimes you can find spelling mistakes. No one corrects the information. The advantage to finding information on the Internet is that it gets posted right away. There are always new listings.
Before you look at some apartment listings, you should understand some of the vocabulary that people use when they advertise their apartments. Go to Part 2 to see a vocabulary list.