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Should You Buy or Rent Your Next Apartment? Top Tips to Help You Decide

There are many benefits to both buying and renting apartments, but it will be different for everyone. The best option for you will entirely depend on your financial situation, your lifestyle and career, your personal goals, and much more. Whether you choose to rent or buy, you are making a major decision that is going to impact your life. Both require you to sign a contract and be financially able to pay for the apartment and come with a variety of responsibilities. While they are similar in that respect, they both have several differences that you need to consider to ensure you can meet your needs.

If you are hunting for your next apartment, but you are not sure whether you should buy it or rent it, here are some top tips that will help you decide. 

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What is your financial situation?

Your financial situation is going to play a huge role in deciding whether you can buy a home or rent one. Typically, when you rent a property, you are asked for 1-3 months’ rent upfront and a security deposit. Depending on where you are located, this can amount to a large sum of money. If you are buying an apartment, you are required to have at least a 10% deposit of the total value of the property, as well as potential taxes to pay. In both cases, you will need to pay any professionals that you enlist, such as solicitors or real estate agents, as well as monthly payments that go towards the utility bills and rent or mortgage. If you are buying a home, you may choose to invest in furniture and renovations to make it your own.  

How flexible do you need to be?

Renting an apartment provides you with much more flexibility than owning an apartment.  You can move after your lease ends without any penalties. Leases can be anything from 1 year to 5 years. This means that if you want to try new places, or you move around for work a lot, it is very convenient. If you choose to purchase an apartment, while it will provide you with a higher sense of stability and security, you will not easily be able to move without selling the apartment or renting it out.

How much time do you have?

The process of buying an apartment can be lengthy, as your attorneys will need to conduct the relevant searches, and there may be a chain of other buyers and sellers involved in the process. You may also wish to renovate the apartment before you move in. This will all take a lot of time but is a worthwhile investment as you will have your home for life. On the other hand, if you rent an apartment, you will be able to move in very quickly with no hassle or lengthy process to go through. 

How much responsibility do you want? 

When you rent an apartment, more often than not, it is the landlord’s responsibility to keep the property in good working order. If anything goes wrong, they will have to resolve it for you. However, if you buy an apartment, the responsibility falls on you and you will have to resolve any issues yourself. You have to be willing to take on this responsibility if you are buying your apartment. 

 

When you are thinking about buying or renting a property, you must consider your financial situation, your flexibility, your time, and how much responsibility you want to take on. 

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