Are you on the fence about renting an apartment while you search for your dream home? Let’s be realistic. Finding your dream home can take a long time, and more often than not, you’ll be looking at several years of researching and waiting for a property to become available. So, why should you purchase a home you have no intention of keeping in the meantime?
While buying or renting is a common dilemma, there are some compelling reasons to consider this option. Here are some of the best reasons why people choose to rent rather than buy and why it works for them.
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A stress-free move-out
So, you’ve finally found your dream home and are ready to move in? Congratulations! But if you already are a homeowner, you know that you’ll have to sell to afford to buy, and this can be extremely stressful. We’ve all heard the horror stories of the chaos that can ensue when you decide to leave your own property.
There is so much to do when you need to sell your home, pack your belongings, and make sure you can do everything on time. This is a daunting task filled with uncertainty. Needless to say, this can feel like a rollercoaster ride, from setting the right price to packing boxes , the process can take a toll on your nerves.
However, when you live in a rented apartment, there are a lot of things you don’t need to worry about. When the time comes to move out, all you need to do is give your landlord notice and pack your bags. Typically, you won’t have to worry about packing many belongings, as renters tend to own less than homeowners.
Partially furnished comfort
One of the perks of renting is that many apartments come partially furnished with high-quality appliances. While, as a tenant, you are likely to need to buy furniture, there is no denying that buying a bed and a table will always be cheaper than kitchen appliances. As you don;’t need to invest in or move your own appliances, the transition is a lot smoother.
You can enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, ready-to-use washer and dryer, and even stylish bathroom without having to spend a cent. This presents many advantages from the perspective of a prospective buyer.
First of all, you don’t need to purchase temporary appliances that you are unlikely to take in your dream home once you buy. Secondly, this alleviates the stress of moving in and out of a rental.
Every homeowner knows about the cost and hassle of taking care of all the repairs and maintenance needs. But, as a tenant, you only need to pick up the phone and call your landlord to let them know that something went wrong.
Whether it is a leaky faucet, a malfunctioning HVAC unit, or even a broken window, the responsibility typically falls on the landlord to fix these issues. As a tenant, this leaves you with considerably less stress, as you don’t need to worry about keeping the property in tip-top condition.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a specific property that is unlikely to appear on the real estate market any time soon, you may want to move into a rented property while you wait. This will not only save you a lot of costs and hassles, but it can definitely make the transition a lot smoother when you move out.
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