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 a higher commission fee.
Ask your Austrian friends if they know about an available apartment.