If you are looking for more details on The Sims 2 Apartment Life, then SnootySims has you covered! They share a bunch of questions and answers from a recent fansite visit to demo the game.
DMS2C also shares their impressions on the game:
The rents of the apartments are determined by the size and the appliances that are already in the apartment.
Every apartment comes with a kitchen and a bathroom, so you don’t need to buy that stuff.
When you hold your mouse over an apartment building you can see what the rent of a apartment in that building will cost.
A video was discovered with a neighborhood view of Belladonna Cove: