Apartment Living for Less: Spending Smart as a Renter

There's nothing quite like home sweet home — even if your space is confined to fewer than 1,000 square feet.
But the process can become expensive. Mashable talked to some experts who offered apartment hunters some advice to minimize the damage.
Keep your apartment search within budget.
Keep an open mind and navigate the world of brokers intelligently: One expert says renters often get access to cheaper, better apartments by using a broker and stomaching the 10-15% fee.
Consider taking your search to social media. "Post, snap, tweet and Insta your hunt. And Furnish and decorate on the cheap