Rent Or Buy A Home: Which Is Best For You?
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Rent Or Buy A Home: Which Is Best For You?

  • Aug 15 / 2013
Smith Home Security Blog

Are you getting the urge to buy a home? Some people want to get out of the rent race and start owning their own home. Renting and owning your own home have different advantages. Buying a home is not for everyone, and renting could be a drain. Here are some tips to help you figure out which may be best suited for your life.


Renting can be a great choice for many people. If you are young and not completely set in your lifestyle, it may be wise to rent first. Many people who are young often change jobs frequently. You may get a great opportunity to move across the country or even to a town nearby. Renting gives you more freedom to change your scene with ease.

It is also a lot easier to start living in an apartment or rental home. The deposit is a lot cheaper than handling with real estate fees. Dealing with a Realtor can cost your thousands of dollars, while renting can end up being a lot cheaper.

Renting also comes with a some luxuries that you don’t have to deal with yourself. If you are looking for a pool and other community activities, than an apartment complex may be a good place for you. Wear and tear on your apartment will also be the responsibility of the landlord. You won’t have to pay to replace the dishwasher or the stove.


Buying a house can be a very tedious task, but a very rewarding one for the right person. If you have a well established job, it may be time to consider buying a home. The initial cost of buying a home may be high, but if you buy right, you can save money over renting. Renting can cost more than a mortgage for the square footage.

Buying a home also gives you more control. Many landlords don’t want you to alter your rental property too much. That means no painting the walls when you really think it will spice up your home. It also means no replacing appliances, carpet, and surfaces. It can also be a downer for pet people. Pet deposits can be very expensive, and apartments usually limit the number and type of pets. Having your own home means that you are in control, and that means you can have all the pets could ever want.

Another advantage to buying a home is that you can be in control of your security. You will be able to install Spring home security or Allen home security with ease. Many apartments don’t allow you to have an alarm system at all. This can drastically reduce how safe you feel at home. Owning your own home also means you can install all the locks and lights you want to feel safer at night. No one will be there to tell you that you cannot make your home a fortress. Your family will likely feel safer in a home instead of an apartment, and to some people, that can mean everything.


About The Author: Katie Melendez is a writer for Smith Monitoring. Katie is also a wife, youth mentor, and a health nut. Follow her blogs for all current trends on home, health, and family.

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