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Making the Most of Your Real Estate Agent's Expertise

Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but there is a lot that has to be considered if you want to make sure that your investment is a solid one. For example, while it isn’t required, it is a good idea to have your real estate agent hire an independent inspector to have prospective homes personally inspected for safety and condition before making an offer. Learning how your real estate agent can best help you before actually hiring an agent will ensure that the person you work with has the experience and ideas needed to get the results that you want. On this website, you can expect to find out how to find a great real estate agent and how you can best tap into the talents.

Looking for a New Rental? Why Consider a Town Home

Have you been searching for your next place to rent, but are getting tired of the problems with traditional apartment living? It may be time to consider a townhome rental instead. Here are some reasons why a townhome can be much better than the apartments you've rented in the past.

Fewer Shared Walls

One of the biggest problems with living in an apartment is the shared walls. Chances are that you have neighbors on all sides of your home, and in most cases above and below you as well. This means that not only are you hearing your neighbors at all times, but they can hear you. This can make your apartment not feel like a home where you can do what you want because you always have to be considerate of neighbors. It could be things like not being able to play loud music or telling your kids not to run up and down the hallways.

A townhome is going to have fewer shared walls for sure. Townhomes are vertical, meaning that they have multiple floors that add some separation in your own space. This means that you are not going to be sharing floors and ceilings, which cuts down on the noise that you can't control that's above and below you. The walls on the front and back of the townhome lead to the outside, leaving the walls on the opposite sides like the ones that are shared. Those walls are often made of better construction material that is going to muffle sounds, not just drywall, meaning that you won't have to deal with noise as much as you did in an apartment. 

Outdoor Space

A townhome is going to have some outdoor space that you can call your own, unlike an apartment that may not even have a community area outside. If you've been craving a way to get outdoors and just want room for a grill or a patio table, then a townhome will definitely allow you to do that. The only big difference with a townhome is that you are typically not obligated to maintain the outside area. HOA fees pay for grass cutting and maintenance, so you don't have to run out and buy a lawnmower for the small patch of grass that is considered yours while you are renting. You can just enjoy the outdoor space for what it is.

To learn more, contact a real estate agent about seeing a townhome for rent in your area.