At a certain point, most apartment dwellers begin to wonder if it’s time to get a mortgage and move into a home or condo. This step often comes at a different time for each person.
One person may decide he or she wants to buy a home as quickly as possible for the investment value. Another person might enjoy the convenience and simplicity of renting an apartment with its many amenities.
If you’re on the fence about renting an apartment in Auburn, here are a few details to consider.
Moving Away from Your Preferred Location
Location is one of the most important facets of a decision to move into a house. Can you afford to live where you want, which may be close to work or school? Living in an apartment often makes it easier to live in a desirable area. Buying a home might mean you must move a fair distance away from your current location. Are you prepared to have a commute to work each day or travel a long way to get to school?
Luxury Amenities at an Apartment Price
Everyone seems to want stainless steel appliances, and they’re a premium feature in many single-family homes. If you want a nice kitchen in your future home, that luxury often costs a fair amount of money. Conversely, you’ll often get access to beautiful, new appliances in an apartment home that don’t cost a penny extra over the rent you will pay. You can even find apartments – like those at Auburn Glen – that come with full-sized washers and dryers.
Extra Costs of Home Ownership
Have you seen those guides that suggest you can get a mortgage for the same price as apartment rent? While the numbers might ring true on the surface, living in a house comes with several additional costs you wouldn’t need to worry about when living in an apartment. When you live in an apartment, you won’t have a property tax bill waiting in the mail for you at the end of the year, and you also won’t need to cover many utilities like water and trash.
The Apartment Guide blog offers some additional information on the financial factors that go into getting a new place to live:
“And don’t forget that even a short, in-town move comes at a cost. Even if you do everything yourself, moving will still be an expense — on top of all the start-up expenses you’re responsible for to secure a new lease and set up utilities at a new place.”
Not only do you need to set up your own utilities, but you might also need to hire a gardener or find a kid down the street to mow the lawn. You’ll also need to find vendors for those home improvement projects that will invariably come along, as well as deal with the emergency visits from the plumber or the roofer when something unexpected happens.
Who worries about these issues in an apartment? It’s your manager or apartment owner’s job to ensure things are running smoothly. All you have to do is sit back, write a rent check once a month, and enjoy the slew of amenities at your doorstep.
Start Planning for a Home in the Future
Living in an apartment – even one with awesome amenities like Auburn Glen – can save you a lot of money each month. If you want to own your own house in the future, a hefty down payment can go a long way in getting you the home of your dreams. For the year or two that you live in an apartment, you can save a lot of money toward your future home.
In addition, you’ll also have the flexibility to plan your move when you want, since you won’t have to worry about selling the apartment when you leave. You can plan your transition to your future home with ease from the comfort of your Auburn apartment home.
Tour Your Future Apartment at Auburn Glen in Washington
Are you looking for a new apartment in the Auburn area? Want to enjoy the comfort of an apartment filled with signature interior features and a community with features like a sports court, complimentary tanning studio, and an indoor swimming pool? Get in touch with the leasing office at Auburn Glen, and we’ll arrange for a personal tour of our beautiful Auburn apartment community.