If you plan on renting an apartment in Salt Lake City, you should know that rental prices have gone up by six percent.

While average rent was $988 in 2016, now it stands at $1047. A studio-type apartment will cost you $795 a month while the average asking price of a single bedroom apartment is $960. Meanwhile, a two-bedroom apartment has an average rent price of $1115.

Of course, you can expect to find apartments that are cheaper or more expensive than the average price.

If you are apartment-hunting, the first thing you need to do is go to apartment finder websites like Zillow.

Like most people, you probably have more requirements in an apartment aside from the average number of room. Thankfully, the websites that help you find apartments are loaded with information on each of their listing and you can easily filter different places for rent based on other criteria like being able to bring your pet, having facilities like a swimming pool, on top of other filters.

In order to find the apartment that truly fits your needs, make sure to cast a wide net and take a look at the different apartment finder websites. Narrow the results based on the criteria that you have.

There was a time in the past when you needed to go through a real estate agent in order to find apartments. For better or worse, the only way you can find an apartment these days is by going through an apartment finder website.

But you can make it better for yourself by being diligent in your search. Narrow the results to just three and cap it by visiting the three apartments in person. Do not be content with virtual tours because you might miss things.