Why You Should Move into A House Versus an Apartment
Moving into Your Own Home
It seems that for most individuals and couples starting out, apartment living is a perfect place to call home. For many reasons these domiciles are designed to have benefits, the average family cannot initially afford such as pools, gyms, diverse floor plans, complex housing choices, and an abundant availability close to desired locations. Additionally, apartment life also includes zero maintenance costs, low prices, and grounds upkeep that is included. But for many, the lack of privacy and complex or housing restrictions that include parking, access and regulations doesn’t always fit the lifestyles of many a home seeker. If you are an apartment dweller you may be wondering if purchasing a home might be a better living choice. Below are some considerations you should evaluate if upgrading your living situation’s time has come.
Owning Versus Renting
Investing in the future and expecting a return on that investment is one of the most important reasons for buying your own home. They say real estate is the best investment because God isn’t making any more of it. That philosophy has held true for most of us and building equity in a home is the best way to invest in your future. As mortgage interest rates decline, now is a good time to find the home of your dreams, that is if the inventory is available. Also, many times mortgages are actually less money per month than modern apartment costs. Additionally, while you have to pay out a fixed cost each month, the interest you are paying on a home loan is a tax-deductible item, something that is not available in your monthly apartment costs. Besides the financial aspects of owning a home, there are the aesthetic qualities of being able to make changes and add additions as needed that apartments can’t provide.
One of the biggest drawbacks to apartment living is the restrictions placed on occupants such as pets, children, and even age groups. Having to choose whether your pet is acceptable or the size and breed of the pet allowed, is a restriction many find difficult to adhere to. Many apartment communities also have restrictions on ownership and storage of boats, RV’s and additional vehicles allowed per household.
Growing a Family, Larger Living Space
If you are in the process of starting a family, raising a child, or having multiple children, living in a small apartment is not the most ideal situation. At a certain point in time, your children will need their own rooms and space to run around and play in. You will probably also need some space for yourself, for your own enjoyment and sanity. As a family grows, so does it’s need in having larger living spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
Backyard and Outdoor Living
Living in an apartment doesn’t afford you the privacy of having your own back yard where you can have family and friends over for parties or barbeques. When moving into your own home, a backyard is a perfect place for these and many activities apartment complexes don’t lend themselves to. A place for children to play, your dog to run, or a place you can plant a garden or grow vegetables. You can make it your own place of solitude and privacy that no one can disrupt.
Designing and Decorating Your Home
Whether you are a single individual or a happy couple, your home is an extension of how you live. It is also a place where you can put your own design elements into action. Apartment living is restricted as to what you can do regarding personal decorating, from the floors to the ceiling. The purchase of a home allows you to make changes as you can afford them. Maybe you will remodel a kitchen or bathroom to fit your changing lifestyle. Want different wall coloring, light fixtures, or new kitchen equipment. Homeownership gives you the freedom to do whatever you want.
Lake Norman Area Moving Company
If you are in the process of upgrading from an apartment to a new home you should contact a reputable moving company like Tru-Pak Moving Systems. Maybe you are tired of apartment life in Charlotte and believe the country life is a better alternative. Or you have enjoyed the Lake Norman life but are being transferred to a new location. At Tru-Pak Moving Systems we specialize in residential and commercial moves, employee relocations, and military and governmental moving. We have been serving the needs of Lake Norman residents for over 60 years. Tru-Pak Moving Systems is a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines. If you would like a free estimate contact one of our moving specialists today (800) 659-1233 ext. 210