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Deciding where to live in a new city can be complicated. Chances are, you are unfamiliar with the different areas of town and don’t have the insights of an established resident. Buying a home or an apartment can leave you trapped somewhere that you don’t love. Avoid this risk and much more by renting when you relocate to a new city. Here are some of the many benefits of renting a home rather than purchasing a home.

Flexibility to switch living arrangements

Most leases are on a year-to-year or month-to-month basis. If you suddenly get relocated for your job or want a bigger space, you can make the switch more easily.

Freedom from housing fees

Homeowners Association fees are the responsibly of the landlord rather than the tenant. If you owned a home, you would be required to pay these monthly dues or neighborhood upkeep. Also, renters don’t have the responsibility of paying for property taxes; those fees are under the responsibility of the landlord.

Ample living space

When you’re having troubles finding an apartment large enough to contain all of your furniture and belongings, skip the apartment complexes and contact one of our licensed Realtors. Renting a home provides renters with more living space, which is a highly favored feature of families with children and pets.

Beneficial backyard space

A common feature that many renters enjoy is the luxury of backyard living space. If you favor privacy in your life, consider leasing a home. Also, living in a home is a terrific option for those who enjoy nature, sports, gardening, landscaping, and other outdoor activities.

Luxury of a personal parking space

After a long day at work, you’re guaranteed to be looking forward to relaxing in the comfort of your own home. However, whenever you arrive, all of the parking spaces are taken and the only vacant spot is blocks away. This is a mutual inconvenience experienced by those living in an apartment. Prevent this from happening to you in the future by leasing a home and you’ll have a parking spot to call your own!

Relocating to another city or state is a significant lifestyle change and that’s why we’re here to help. Contact Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® for more information about the Houston real estate market and to learn how you can begin preparing for your move.

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