Renting an apartment.

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I am planing to rent an apartment in October, I will be in BsAs 3 to 4 months. I have found a few which look like gems, which are only pictures. I would hate to rent an apartment for that length of time only to find out it is not what I had hoped it would be. If I rent it for one month and I like it, it will probably be rented for the following month. A delema: how would you veterans handle this situation?
DQ