Home rental can represent an important stage for growing social relationships
and taking care of life responsibilities. While the decision is up to you and
should be considered with careful thought, it is best to check out a few of the pros & cons below:
PROS: The largest financial responsibility when renting a home is coming up with a deposit, security, and possibly first and last month's rent when moving in. For the majority of renter's this is the number one reason for renting. The responsibility of paying rent every month is a plus for many.
CONS: When renting a home, since there is no financial commitment, there also isn't the benefit of appreciating value in a home. This simply means – you will never get your money back to you when renting. While in an appreciating home market, the sale of your home can lead to great financial gain in the future. LANDLORDS
PROS: When you stay at a hotel and the television doesn't work – don't you call down to the front desk for them to 'fix' the situation? This is one of the pros of renting a home, the responsibility of maintaining the appliances, repairs, and physical appearance of the home is on the landlord. For many people, this makes renting a home much more appealing than owning a home. The idea that a broken toilet is not your concern, can be a wonderful relief from renter's minds!
CONS: The world is full of bad landlords. The downside to renting is that now your health, safety and welfare may rest in the attentiveness of your landlord. If you have a repairs in your home that never get fixed, or get fixed too late, landlords may not respond to your concerns. Remember, in many jurisdictions they are 'Renter's Rights', if you feel your landlord is taking advantage look into these laws.
PROS: Those who rent a home have to check with their leasing company/landlord as to what can be done to personalize the home. Many landlords will let you paint, hang pictures, and will even keep up the landscaping on a rental home. If you are fortunate to get these options in a landlord, don't take it for granted, and take good care of the rental property.
CONS: Many leasing companies and landlords don't want any cosmetic alterations done to the home. This can mean, no hanging pictures on the walls due to possible holes, to keeping the existing wall paint color as-is. Often times in rental homes, the turnover rate of new tenants is high, therefore the landlord doesn't want to have to put a lot of energy and money into making your space rentable to the next tenant. Talk over décor flexibility with your landlord, he/she may be more flexible than you think.
This crib is located in Gothemburg, Sweden and the way it's been decorated and designed offers a bright and spacious feel to it. From the flooring to the furniture and the placement of of things around it, it looks pretty near perfect. Check it out below: Read more
I’m pretty certain we’re all getting bored of the cold weather by now. When the weather is starting to get me down and make me feel glum, I like to give my house a bit of a makeover. If I can make things a little brighter in the home, it puts me in a better mood as I remember that summer is on its way! Plus, if you gave your home a winter makeover, dark colours and fluffy decorations aren’t really going to suit the summer vibes. Use these tips to help you brighten up your home: Read more
Remodelling your home can be a challenge even if you have no other distractions in life. When you combine work, family and a tight budget to the mix, you may really start to struggle with any kind of project going on in the house that may cause a distraction. A tight budget affects most of us at one time or another, but often we just have to get on and complete the project no matter what. Read more