Benefits of Apartment Living Vs. Owning a Home

Written by Posted On Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:03

Owning a home is the American dream, right? Unfortunately, this little bit of misinformation has made many people miss out on the benefits of apartment living, buying homes when their lifestyles are not a good fit for homeownership. If you are thinking that an apartment is a better fit for your needs, take heart! There are several benefits that apartment dwellers enjoy over homeowners!

1. No Maintenance
When you live in an apartment, maintaining your home is not your responsibility. If the toilet stops working in the middle of the night, just call the maintenance guy to come and fix it. You don't have to worry about forking out any money if the furnace stops working or the ceiling fan won't turn. It's all covered by the maintenance team.

2. Fewer "Extra" Costs
In addition to a lack of maintenance costs, living in an apartment means no property taxes, lower insurance rates and overall lower monthly costs. For many people, apartment living is simply more affordable.

3. No Ties
If you live in an apartment and decide you need to move, you can! While you may have a contract that keeps you in the apartment for a few more weeks or months after you make a decision, you can usually get out of the contract if you really need to, and once the contract is out of the way, you don't have to worry about selling your home. Simply pack up and move out.

4. More Free Time (And Amenities to Enjoy)
What does the homeowner do on the weekend? Most of the time, they will be raking the yard, painting the house, working on DIY projects and maintaining his investment. You won't have any of these tasks. This means that you will have more free time to enjoy your hobbies, and, with the right apartment complex, you will have access to a pool, fitness center and other on-site amenities to enjoy with that free time.

Owning a home does have its benefits, but homeownership is not for everyone. If you are looking for a comfortable home with no maintenance requirements and the benefit of flexibility, then apartment living is the answer!

About the Author
Located in Cary, NC, Bradford is an apartment complex offering spacious, modern apartments and town homes near Research Triangle Park. Located in a mixed use development area, Bradford offers everything apartment dwellers need for a comfortable lifestyle in a convenient location.

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Ashley Mills

This is Ashley a blogger and independent freelance journalist. Working as an independent media consultant since 2006. I've contributed a lot of news articles, ideas, inventions and more on various online weblogs.

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