If the walls of your apartment are starting to feel like prison bars, it might be time to move. A transition from an apartment to a house is one that most people will make in a lifetime, but how do you know if this type of move is for you? Here are some ways to determine when a move to a house from an apartment makes sense – and when to choose the best moving company.
The Money Side
A lot of things are taken care of for you when you life in an apartment complex. Trash, landscaping, and even water and heat bills might be all rolled into your rental price. That’s why it’s important to consider the things that you will have to pay for if you decide to move into a house.
These things will be your responsibility when you buy a home:
Landscaping or outdoor costs
Any kind of upgrade
When a faucet leaks, tiles break, or your oven stops working, you have to pay for all of those repairs. If these things aren’t part of your apartment lease, you won’t have any surprises, but you’ll still have to pay water, heat, and all taxes.
The Care Side
What do you do right now when something goes wrong in your place? You probably call the maintenance person, right? Well, if something break in a house, you will have to call a plumber, electrician, or other expert. This means that you will have to pay a lot of extra fees to make sure that whatever is broken gets fixed quickly. It also means that you don’t have anyone to call if you need help with any kind of home issue. So, do keep this in mind.
The Up Side
Even though there are some reasons why moving to a home is more expensive, a house definitely comes with a lot of good things like:
No communal spaces
The freedom to choose all paint, tiles, fixtures – whatever
The pride of being a homeowner
Investing in a house that will (hopefully) take some value
There’s no doubt that a house is superior to an apartment in a lot of ways, most of the time. Unless, of course, you have a great deal on a rent controlled apartment in a major city – then it might not be worth it to move! Or, if you live in a city where the price of houses is just way too high, and you are waiting for that bubble to burst – that might be another reason why moving to a home right now doesn’t make any sense.
Whether you are moving to a house from an apartment or from a house to an apartment or condo, you will need to hire a moving team to help you out. Why? Because you’ve probably accumulated a ton of stuff over the years, and you will likely need some help moving all of those things without breaking your back, right? This is where a professional moving company comes into play. Movers that are reliable and insured can make your life simpler, and you don’t have to worry about anything. Plus, you’ll need movers if you are moving any large pieces of furniture or any kind of heavy appliance!
At Exodus Moving and Storage, we provide full moving and storage solutions. We can also help you out with storing items that you can’t take with you, or moving anything that’s large or small. If it has to be moved, we can do it for you – it’s that simple. Before you move into a home, consider the costs and maintenance details listed above. Then, deduct that amount of money each month from your regular monthly budget. If you can live for three months on the amount of money that you have left over, you are ready to move into that dream home!
While we can’t make the buying decision for you, we can offer you lots of great moving advice. Spend some time checking out the articles on our blog to see how to move, when to move, and what you need to know about moving to a home from an apartment. If we can be of any help, let us know! Have you made the move from an apartment into a house recently? How did it go? Any tips to offer? Let us know below!