Ready To Downsize: The Main Pros Of Moving To An Apartment

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Are you tired of living in a house and all the chores that come with it? Are you ready to make your life simpler? If that is the case, then moving to an apartment is the best decision you could make. 

However, don’t forget that living in an apartment after you’ve been in the house your whole life can be a big shock for you. Like everything else, this transition as well comes with plenty of upsides and downs. 

For instance, apartments are more affordable than a comparable single-family house. But, nothing can beat the freedom that you have when living in the house. If you are still not so sure if moving to an apartment is for you take some time to rethink this decision. I’m offering you this short yet very informative list of the main pros of moving to an apartment. 

The Pros

Changing the lifestyle can be a very hard thing to do. Yes, living in an apartment is more convenient and easier however it also has a few flaws, but I will talk about that in my next post. Now if you are still reconsidering this decision, let me tell you why downsizing to an apartment is a smart idea and how it can be beneficial for you.

The ease of maintenance

The main reason why many people decide to downsize from a house to an apartment is that it requires way less time for maintenance than family homes. When you have less square footage you will have less space to clean and fewer chores to do, meaning more time for yourself.  

Considering apartments have the less square footage, they also have fewer rooms that need to be equipped with furniture, which saves you a lot of money and time on cleaning. The great thing about living in an apartment is that you don’t have the obligation of maintaining the lawn. In case there is a common outdoor space in your apartment building, they are usually maintained by a third-party maintenance company.

If you want to have fewer responsibilities and chores, you can’t beat apartment living.

Plenty of amenities you don’t have when living in a house

Apartment living offers a lot of fantastic amenities in and around the building. Great examples of common community amenities that many buildings in NYC have are indoor gyms, indoor-outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds for kids, outdoor gardens, balconies, rooftop grills, storage units, business centers, parking, and bike-sharing.

Also, most apartments come with in-unit amenities such as a washer and dryer, central air-conditioning and heating, walk-in closets, and furnished spaces. Can it be more convenient?

Affordability

Most people choose to live in apartments since it tends to be cheaper than renting/buying a house in the same area. In big and dense cities, like NYC, the space is very limited so apartment living is the only reasonable thing. But because of that limited space owning a house in NYC is pricey, well I can safely say it is a luxury. 

Rental and mortgage rates for apartments are much lower than for a house with equal square footage. Also, apartments have less square footage that you need to heat and cool, so your utility bills will be cheaper. 

In The End

Downsizing from a house to an apartment can be a great opportunity for those who are trying to save some money. But don’t forget that downsizing can be hard for people who aren’t big fans of drastically changing their lifestyle. 

Still many will do it because of all the advantages and opportunities that come with it. Think about it for a second, if you buy an apartment that is cheaper than the house you sold, you will earn and save up some money. 

In case you already downsized to an apartment and you need assistance with relocation and settling in, we are here for you. Contact us when you are ready, and we will take it from there.

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