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Renting an Apartment vs Renting a House

What should you do: rent an apartment or rent a house? This debate has plagued the thoughts of renters for a long time. And unfortunately, the answer is more than a simple yes or no. As you weigh the pros and cons of where your renter’s money should go, here are some things to consider:


Surprise: Most responsibilities concerning home maintenance are shared with house renters. If the last thing you want to do is spend time mowing your lawn, pruning the shrubs, or vacuuming all five rooms, renting a house may not be in your best interest. Because landlords are responsible for most exterior maintenance at an apartment complex, your duties as a renter have fewer moving parts in the maintenance realm.


From location to entertainment preferences, your interests and lifestyle should have a big say in whether or not you rent an apartment or a house. Apartments are typically better suited for those who want to stay in or near a busy city. Houses, on the other hand, tend to be situated in the suburbs, away from the busy city lights. Apartments also have more access to amenities like pools, gyms, and game rooms—a perk that you may not get when renting a home.


Renting an apartment is the smarter choice for those who are trying to stay budget-conscious, as they are smaller and require less out-of-pocket costs with concern to appliances. A house on the other hand, while more spacious, is likely to have higher amenity prices.
If renting an apartment sounds more appropriate for your current situation, reach out to PepperTree Apartment Homes. Located near The Villages, FL, these apartments are nestled in a hub of attractions but also provide the comforting feeling associated with private home life. Contact us today to schedule a tour!