So my friend and I are looking to move out for the summer and the next academic year. We're just lowly students, we'll be first time renters, have low-paying research jobs and are just trying to get through school. So. Any tips? What should we look for when we view prospective places? Where should we look for bugs/mold/etc.? Any other things to look out for? Swindles? Tricks? Anything to keep an eye out for? Basically, any and all advice, because we're essentially new to this whole thing. What do we need to provide in terms of references and credit checks? Is contact info enough? What else are they looking for? We won't be paying for this; our respective families will be; so can we just get family members to cosign? Thanks! Pardon my ignorance!