As a renter, it is important that your Alpharetta rental home is a good fit for your needs and lifestyle. If your circumstances have changed recently, you might be contemplating downsizing to a smaller rental house. Although some people enjoy extra bedrooms and lots of space, others see it as additional work in terms of cleaning and maintenance. As one popular saying puts it, “More isn’t always better. Sometimes it’s just more.” Before finalizing your decision to downsize your rental, here are some things you should consider.
In most places, larger rental homes cost more. Larger homes are also more expensive to maintain and tend to have higher utility bills. To save money is probably the most common reason why people start thinking about downsizing. If your financial situation has changed, it may be best to downsize your rental home. Even if you can afford a large rental, you might think about other things you could be spending that extra money on, such as a new hobby, travel, or investing.
As you are thinking of downsizing, consider how many personal belongings you have and what are your plans for them. If you have a lot of furniture, heirlooms, collectibles, or other items, these may not fit in a smaller rental. You can always keep them in a storage unit if you can spare enough for the monthly rental fees. Consider whether or not the storage unit is climate controlled because heat, cold, and dust can all wreak havoc on your prized possessions. It is a good idea to start by downsizing your belongings first before moving to a smaller rental home.
Being able to move comfortably within your rental home is an important aspect of finding the right fit. Downsizing to a single-story rental home is a good option for those whose current rental has stairs or features that make access difficult. Also, smaller homes mean easier cleaning, maintenance, and lesser time spent on household tasks.
The desire to live nearer to cultural centers, the local nightlife, or other amenities can also be a reason to think about downsizing. Rental homes near these amenities are usually more expensive but if you downsize, you might be able to find something within your budget.
Plans for the Future
You might be considering downsizing because your life has changed, and so have your priorities. Having grown kids, or entering retirement age, may have gotten you thinking about how you can spend your new free time somewhere other than home. You feel that downsizing to a smaller rental will free you even more to do all those things you have been wanting to do for so long.
At the end of the day, after considering everything, you are the only person who can decide if the time is right to downsize your rental. But if you’re ready, go ahead and give Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta a call. We have rental homes designed to support a wide range of life stages and lifestyles. We’d love to help you find the rental home that is perfect for you! You can view our listings online.
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