The Great Apartment Hunt: Do it Online

About this time last year, the powers that be at my apartment complex left a note dangling from my doorknob. The note was to remind me that if I wanted to remain in my apartment, I would need to sign a new lease before the first of April. I thought they had the wrong apartment. It was only March, and I'd just signed a one-year lease in September. How in the heck am I supposed to know six months in advance if I want to sign another lease when I haven't even learned my roommates' last names yet?