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Its Time To Leave the Apartment and Buy A Family Home

By Lizzie Weakley | August 16, 2018

Very few people go straight from living at home to purchasing their own house. Renting apartments are an important step in one’s development, as it helps teach them responsibility. However, there can come a time when you need to have a place with your name on the deed. Here are five signs it is time to get out of your apartment and into a family home.

Having Children
You might not realize how small an apartment is until you bring a new life into it. Having children means that you have to make all kinds of accommodations. It can be much easier to buy a home. As they grow up, your children will appreciate having so much more space to move about.

Unreasonable Landlords
One of the biggest pains of renting is feeling like you don’t have any say in how things are run. You might want to paint your walls a certain color, but you need your landlord’s approval. When you own, you can choose what happens to your home.

Rising Rent
The rent on apartments can rise out of seemingly nowhere. These will typically rise due to property values increasing. If you don’t want to deal with the anxiety of surging rent prices, it can be worth it to look for homes for sale. Homes are investments, but they can be considered much more steady investments.

Rude Neighbors
Inconsideration is unfortunately common in apartment complexes. People have a tendency to be noisy or sloppy in ways that negatively affect their neighbors. For more peace of mind, you should buy your own home. You’ll have neighbors, but the distance between your homes means they’ll be much easier to deal with.

Maintenance Problems
If your apartment is drafty, constantly dripping water, or just generally uncomfortable to live in, it’s time to leave. The maintenance in apartments might come free of charge, but it can be a huge pain to have to call on a regular basis to get basic repairs down. Instead, you can find a home that is in much better shape all around.

There’s no perfect time to buy a house, but some are better than others. If you feel ready to get out of your apartment, starting making a plan. You and your family will greatly appreciate being able to move about more freely and not worry about the stresses of apartment living. Look for home listings and call about any that catch your attention.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. If you are looking for homes for sale, Lizzie recommends checking out Fox Fire Realty.

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer and Realty Biz News contributor.
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