Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana, a lively city which combines culture with history and entertaining, in an amazing way. Baton Rouge is actually a great place for new-starters, young people, new families, who are looking to relocate in a cool, promising and charming city. There are various apartments in Baton Rouge as there are many neighborhoods, and the price can range from low to high, depending on the area.

However, when looking for a flat to stay in, there are some things to look at that most people don`t notice. Besides checking the neighborhood, and looking at apartment listings online, inspecting the apartments you would like to buy is very important. In order to survive an apartment purchase and get a good deal, consider these handy tips.

When going in a new apartment, almost everyone notices the floor first. This is actually a good thing, because any buyer should be interested in the state of the carpets, for example. They should be clean and have an overall good aspect, with no bad smell or missing pieces.  Also, when visiting the kitchen and the bathroom, look at the floor to check if it is clean.

The second thing to look at in a new apartment is the walls. Check every wall; make sure it has paint all over it, with no stains or other things like that. The material used should be a good quality one, with no missing pieces. Look for signs of posters or pictures that once decorated the walls, and if there are too many, ask the owner to fill them in.

Another thing to check before buying any new apartment is the electricity system. Flick all the light switches and make sure they work. Also, there should be no loose wires hanging out. The next thing to check after that is the bathroom. Check the shower especially, and see if it is working properly. Check the walls of the shower, to see if they are ok, check the toilet, make sure it`s clean and flushed properly, take a look at the sink, check the faucets, in other words, make sure everything runs smoothly.

After you did that, is time to inspect the doors and the bedrooms, and again, make sure everything works just fine and that there is nothing broken. You should take a tour of the apartment just to check that everything is in check and that you won`t have to pay extra money when the contract is signed.

Hopefully, you will get a better deal after doing a thorough inspection as recommended above. Buying an apartment is not the easiest thing to do, but anyone can handle it with proper responsibility and a few smart tips.