How do you find a good apartment?
On the internet:
You should search on the internet for apartments:
- use “Willhaben”: www.willhaben.at
- use “Heimatsuche” (“searching for a home”): www.heimatsuche.at
- use Google to find an apartment without commission fees
- use Facebook to find an apartment without commission fees
Through an organisation:
- Register on Flüchtlinge Willkommen (Refugees Welcome) for a shared apartment with Austrians.
- Register on WGE! Gemeinsam wohnen (WGE! Living together) for a crossgenerational apartment with old or young Austrians.
- If you are a family, you can sign up at Volkshilfe Wien for FLATworks or FLATstarts (only in Vienna).
- You could ask at the Austrian student residencies. Even if you are not a student, you might get a cheap room to rent.
Through a real estate agency:
Visit a real estate agency in your town and let an agent show you the available apartments. Be aware that you will have to pay a commission fee for the agent.
- Here you can calculate how much the commission fee will cost you. It is illegal for agents to ask for higher commission fee.
Ask your Austrian friends if they know about an available apartment.