If you’re in the market to make a move, you’re not alone. Moving in snow and rain might not sound appealing, but renting during the offseason of winter will all but guarantee you score a better price on your rental. If you need more space than an apartment will provide, consider renting a townhouse. This option allows you more space and freedom than renting an apartment while also leaving the owners or leasing company on the hook for repairs. In this article, we’re going to make a case for renting a townhouse. Most importantly, before you move in, protect your new dwelling with an Indianapolis Renters Insurance policy.
Many townhouses are newly constructed, but some units in apartment buildings are in desperate need of remodeling. You may pay more to rent a townhouse because of the new construction, but it’s worth it sometimes because of the money you’ll save on energy costs. For example, if you rent an apartment that’s not well insulated, or has old windows that let air in and out of the apartment, your heating and cooling usage will be high. That leads to high electric and gas bills. You would spend less money on energy costs in a townhouse that has newer construction and insulation. A townhouse is often more energy efficient, says Apartment Ratings.
While this isn’t guaranteed, newer buildings are leaning toward townhomes rather than apartments to offer more amenities and attract new tenants, which is perfect for people like you.
Townhomes are known for providing a homier atmosphere, including washer and dryer hookups, patios, pantries, community pools, valet trash service, and more. If you need more amenities, a townhouse is a great place to start looking.
In an apartment building, you’re more likely to have neighbors above and below you, which leaves a lot of room for barking dogs, loud and inconsiderate neighbors, less privacy and parking.
In a townhouse, however, it’s more than likely that you won’t have anyone living above you and there will be fewer units in the building. Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to the nuisances that living in a multiunit dwelling can bring.
Opportunity for roommates.
Anyone who’s had a roommate knows that living on top of one another can be a recipe for disaster. If your townhouse is split level or offers a basement, you can have a roommate and still not compromise your own space.
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