Hunting for Apartments with Python: The Beginning

I had been playing with site scraping using python recently, using it to download galleries off of specific sites and such. I just found out I need to find an apartment very quickly. Like by the end of this November quickly.

This lead me to sit down this Friday evening and start writing a scraper for apartments[.]com (and to subsequently write this post).

The Goal:

Ingest the content of a search on apartments[.]com, pull the rental result page links, log the results in JSON files and submit my info on each page for me.

This is the goal for the evening and I will make an update post either before I pass out or in the morning.

-HMSheets


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