If you’re looking to rent an apartment in the United States, you are certainly not alone. After all, renting is becoming more and more popular with each passing year. In fact, more than one quarter of all people were renting by the time that the year of 2016 was drawing to a close. By the time that we had reached the year of 2017, as many as 43 million people were renting all throughout the country. In the years that are to come, this number this only likely to grow quite considerably, as a new unit is rented for every 80 second span of time.
Why, exactly, has renting become so popular? For one thing, it’s a popular form of student housing. Rental units for students have become more and more popular than ever before, especially, of course, in areas where a college campus – or even a number of college campuses – can be found nearby. Student housing in the form of an apartment can be much more appealing than student housing in more dormitory style lodgings. After all, living in a student rental unit provides a great deal more freedom than what would otherwise be allocated the residents of said apartment. Especially in the later years of college, this is something that becomes quite important indeed.
When you’re looking for an apartment, you’ll need to take a number of other things into mind. For instance, pet owners of all different kinds of pets will likely need to look into pet friendly apartments. Pet friendly apartments are fortunately becoming more and more popular and widespread in many parts of this country, but that does not mean that all pet friendly apartments are created equal. In fact, some pet friendly apartments might only allow certain types of pets, while other pet friendly apartments are more all encompassing when it comes to the pets that their tenants have. It all depends on each and every pet friendly apartment out there, so you might have to look around at all of the possible pet friendly apartments in the area.
Aside from pet friendly apartments, you’ll need to consider the cost of your apartment as well. This might sound like a no brainer, but there can be a number of hidden costs within renting one. For instance, you’ll not only have to pay rent but likely a number of different utilities as well. On top of this, you might have to pay for parking, depending on the type of neighborhood you live in. And many pet friendly apartments will still require some type of pet fee or additional deposit to be made at the time you sign the lease.
You’ll also want to get an apartment in the right neighborhood for you and even potentially your family members, as more and more established families are looking to rent instead of to own a property. In many cases, this is simply the most sound financial decision that can be made, as owning a property can come with even more fees and overall costs than renting a home or an apartment. Owning a property is simply out of reach for a good many people all throughout the country and so therefore more and more people are turning away from it. Apartment living or other such rental properties provide a viable alternative to property ownership while still providing a good quality of life.
Apartment living is, of course, very ideal for the very young as well, as the typical term of the typical lease makes it quite simple indeed to move at will. After all, a full one third of all renters in this country alone will move to a new place of residence with each passing year and the expiry of each lease – even in cases where the tenant might have been offered the opportunity to renew their lease with the landlord in question. For young people who might soon choose to move for a school program or even an entry level job, owning an apartment is likely to be much more ideal than trying to own a property at such a point in life.