Another good source for housing information is the Internet. The following Websites allow you to narrow your rental search by region and price. They also give a description of amenities offered, floor plans available, maps indicating locations, and photos of the interior and exterior of the apartment complexes.
- http://www.apartmentguide.com – Many rental properties can be viewed online, including floors plans, and amenities. Apartment Guide is also available in most newsstands and supermarkets.
- http://www.apartmentlist.com – The website pulls from over 100 different listing sources, so it’s more of a one stop shop for apartments.
- http://www.apartmentsearch.com – Relocation Central Apartment Search offers personalized service
- http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us – Information on the city of Costa Mesa and links to Orange County websites.
- http://www.dca.ca.gov – Consumer Affairs of the State of California – Reference information on landlord/tenant rules
- http://www.forrent.com – This website offers considerable rental property information online. An apartment guide and descriptions can also be found at most newsstands and supermarkets.
- http://www.homefair.com – This site has a full range of information on school districts, demographics of a city, finding an apartment, childcare, jobs, crime comparisons to other cities and states in the U.S.
- http://www.move.com/ – comprehensive rental and relocation information
- http://www.rent.com/california/costa-mesa-apartments/2-691 – A free service which lists hundreds of apartment communities in the Costa Mesa area, and includes a mobile app that allows you to save favorites and upload photos of visited properties.
- http://www.rentalhomesplus.com – RentalHomesPlus offers a free search for rental condos, townhouses, duplexes, and houses for rent in and around the Los Angeles area
- http://www.zillow.com/costa-mesa-ca/rentals/ – Dedicated to providing transparency in the housing market by empowering consumers with the tools and data to make informed decisions about homes, real estate, and mortgages.
- https://www.zumper.com/ – You can search by map in this online apartment finding service.