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Top 5 Reasons to Rent, Not Buy

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Sequoia | Elevate The Everyday
RENT
OR BUY?
 
Now that you've mustered up the courage to start the moving process (scary, we know), you are probably asking yourself... Rent or buy?

Both have their pros and cons, from the huge financial commitment of buying to less than pleasant landlords of the rental market.
 
Believe it or not, renting has some serious perks. Here are 5 STELLAR reasons to put off buying.
 
 
WHY RENT?
 
1. DUST OFF YOUR WALKING SHOES.
 
To buy in a densely populated, urban neighborhood is likely to cost you an arm, a leg, and your first-born child. Renting can be a super affordable alternative that is often a quick strut to shopping, dining, and entertainment. No more 20 minute drives to Target!
 
2. TAKE YOUR WEEKENDS BACK.
 
Don't commit your weekends to raking the leaves and painting the faded deck. Renting gives you more time to enjoy everyday life, and less hassle of home owner maintenance.
 
3. UPSIZING MADE EASY.
 
Getting baby fever? Considering a roommate to help out with bills? Not to worry. Renting often allows for super easy upsizing. Buying a new home with contingencies of selling can be messy and time consuming.
 
4. GET UP AND GET OUT.
 
Thinking about a career change? How about taking that promotion across the country? More often than not, rental communities offer an affordable lease break option and even sometimes a seamless transfer process to sister communities.
 
5. YARDWORK? YUCK.
 
Seasonal color change anyone? Property management companies and quality landlords typically account for pristine landscaping and well manicured lawns. If your green thumb is still itching, dig into a potted patio garden, raised vegetable beds, or an indoor herb assortment.
 
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