4 Reasons to Rent a Townhouse

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If you have the opportunity to rent a townhouse, you should. It’s a far better option than renting a unit in an apartment building. Renting a townhouse gives you the experience of living in your home, and in a rent-to-own arrangement, you could be living in the next home you own. Even if you have no intention of buying the townhouse you rent, it’s still better to rent a private home than to rent a regular apartment.

1 – Less People around You to Deal With

There are so many strangers to deal with in an apartment building. Even if you never speak to them, they can have an impact of the peace and enjoyment you experience in your apartment. For example, if one tenant above you plays loud music, and another tenant to the side of you has a barking dog, your apartment life will be stressful. The landlord can intervene, but many times it only causes friction between you and your neighbors, or the landlord doesn’t follow through with consequences and the behavior continues. In a townhouse, you eliminate or reduce the number of tenants you have to deal with. You may share a wall with one or two tenants. It’s still a lot easier than dealing with multiple tenants in an apartment building. Try to rent an end unit if you can so that you only share one neighbor.

2 – Newly Constructed

Many townhouses are newly constructed, but some units in apartment buildings are in desperate need of remodeling. You may pay more to rent a townhouse because of the new construction, but it’s worth it sometimes because of the money you’ll save on energy costs. For example, if you rent an apartment that’s not well insulated, or has old windows that let air in and out of the apartment, your heating and cooling usage will be high. That leads to high electric and gas bills. You would spend less money on energy costs in a townhouse that has newer construction and insulation. A townhouse is often more energy efficient.

3 – Better Arrangement for Roommates

The split-level feature of a townhouse, and the additional space it offers is better for roommates. You have more space to spread out and not feel as if you’re living on top of each other. It’s an even better arrangement if you rent a townhouse with a basement. You can decorate the basement and make it a living area for you or your roommate. You are limited in your options when renting a unit in an apartment building.

4 – Amenities

A townhouse is guaranteed to have a laundry area with a washer and dryer hookup. That’s not the case with an apartment unit in a building, although there might be a centralized laundry area for all tenants. You don’t have to leave your place to do laundry when you rent a townhouse. You’ll save time and money taking care of your laundry inside your townhouse.

Enjoy the benefits you gain when you rent a townhouse. Consider finding one first, before looking for a unit in an apartment building.

8 Responses to “4 Reasons to Rent a Townhouse”

  1. October 26, 2016 at 9:36 am, Shad Morris said:

    A friend of mine was telling me that he wanted to rent a town home, and I was curious about why you would want to. I had no idea that there are actually less people to cause friction around you. It would be kind of a downer to have loud neighbors that could ruin your experience.


  2. November 07, 2016 at 4:39 pm, Derek Mcdoogle said:

    My cousin and his new wife have been searching for their first home and haven't had very much luck finding a place. You mentioned that a townhouse is guaranteed to have a laundry area with a washer and dryer hookup. Do most townhomes usually have the same things as homes do? Finding a reputable real estate agent that could help them find a place might be their best option.


  3. April 18, 2017 at 5:33 am, Tomas Killington said:

    My wife and I are currently looking for a place to live. The lease on our current apartment will be expiring soon, and we want to find a place that works with our lifestyles a little better. I didn't realize renting a townhome can provide amenities, like having a washer and dryer in the space, that smaller properties don't have. I'll be sure to remember this option moving forward.


  4. June 21, 2017 at 10:44 am, John said:

    I like how you mentioned that a townhouse is beneficial since it usually affords you more amenities such as laundry. My wife and I would love to live somewhere we can do our laundry in house. We don't have enough money for a home though, so it seems like a townhome might be our best option.


  5. September 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm, Joy Butler said:

    I've been living in a tiny studio apartment for the last two years, but recently I've been thinking that I need to move back in with roommates to save money. I can't even say how much I don't want to live with people again. But this article is making me feel better about it, provided I move into a townhome! Less neighbors than an apartment complex and more privacy from your roommates! Sounds like the best possible solution. Guess I'll finally start looking around at the townhomes in my area.


  6. May 10, 2018 at 11:13 am, Ridley Fitzgerald said:

    Having a townhome sounds like a great plan. I love the fact that we'd have things like a washer and dryer, and things like that. Using laundromats is not fun, so that's a selling point for me.


  7. July 01, 2020 at 7:50 pm, Alicia Byrne said:

    Thank you for sharing that townhouses have split-level features so it is easier to divide spaces. My daughter is planning to buy property as an investment. I will share with her that a townhouse is a good choice because she can rent the house out to more tenants.


  8. August 03, 2020 at 11:27 am, Franklin White said:

    I like the idea of getting a townhome that is newly constructed. It might cost a bit more but I'd love to have new house to live in with my family. I'll talk with my wife and see what she thinks about us moving into a townhome.


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