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Why should you rent a townhome?

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Our Top 4 Reasons to Rent a Townhome

Put away the power tools!

Rentals are generally newer builds and can even be renovated much sooner than single-family homes would be. This means your kitchen will look like it belongs in the 21st century, not the 19th. Who doesn’t like energy efficient, high-end, stainless steel appliances? You’d be surprised at how much design work goes into renovating a rental unit, so you’re guaranteed to have a kitchen that’s light on the eyes and dazzles your guests. The best part? You don’t have to lift a finger to get one of those luxury renovations, unlike having to renovate a house that you own.

Luxury renovated kitchen rental loft at Brio, Glendale, CA

So much room for activities!

If you’re planning on starting a family, you might want to consider renting a townhome versus renting an apartment. The extra space can really make a place feel like home – even Dorothy would envy you! Looking to expand your family with more furry companions? More space for your pets means they will have more places to curl up and doze off.

Two story condominium rental at Venu in Roseville, CALoft apartment rental in Glendale, CA at Brio

The two-story level feature of a townhome offers much more space and privacy than a flat, so it is more conducive for roommate situations. There’s different common area spaces to spread out and not feel as if you’re invading anyone’s privacy. Lofts are exciting to decorate and make a really nice game area or media lounge in your home.

Two-story homes offer a perfect layout to host get-togethers and dinner parties. Your guests have the freedom to roam around the first floor kitchen, dining room, entertaining area, and guest bathroom. You don’t have to worry about folding that last basket of laundry or making your bed upstairs!

Townhome rental kitchen for The Carriages in Renton, WATwo story apartment townhome at The Carriages at Fairwood Downs, Renton, WA

Live-Work Situations

Do you work from home? Two-story homes offer great solutions to give you a variety of environments while staying at home. Turn one of your bedrooms or loft areas into your work station. If you run your consulting business from home, consider a live-work unit. These are usually on the first floor of a building and allow for customers to come into your home without invading your privacy.

Live-work townhome at Waterhouse Place, Beaverton, ORLive-work townhome two story apartment in Beaverton, OR at Waterhouse Place

Townhome vs. House – What’s more convenient?

Renting a townhome is so much easier than buying a house! First, signing a lease only takes a sliver of the time it takes to work with realtors and banks. Once you move in, say goodbye to HOA fees, costly maintenance repairs, and yardwork. Renting a townhome gives you the flexibility of lease terms, 24-hour emergency maintenance teams, and beautifully manicured landscapes. Plus, you get all the great amenities provided by an apartment community, such as swimming pools, hot tubs, clubhouses, BBQ decks, computer labs, and more. Townhomes generally come with washer and dryer hookups. Bonus points if they come with washers and dryers in-home!

Pool at Iron Point in Folsom, CAFitness gym center at The Carriages at Fairwood Downs in Renton, WAPool and spa at The Carriages at Fairwood Downs in Renton, WACourtyard at Waterhouse Place in Beaverton, ORWasher and Dryer at Venu in Roseville, CAPool at Eddyline at Bridgeport, Tualatin and Tigard, OR

Find a Sequoia Community near you.

Sequoia offers several communities on the West Coast with two-story townhomes, lofts, or live-work units.

The Carriages at Fairwood Downs - Renton, WA

Slate Ridge at Fisher's Landing - Vancouver, WA

Waterhouse Place - Portland, OR

Harrison Tower - Portland, OR

Eddyline at Bridgeport - Tualatin, OR

Venu at Galleria - Roseville, CA

Iron Point at Prairie Oaks - Folsom, CA

Wolf Ranch - Sacramento, CA

Brio - Glendale, CA