Commitment-phobes, rejoice! You don’t have to sign your life away on a long-term lease. Short-term leasing is becoming increasingly popular, especially in apartment communities where demand is high. Whether you can only commit to an apartment on a month-to-month basis, or you feel confident enough to sign a three- or six-month agreement, there are many benefits of short-term leasing.
Are you actively looking for a new job? Renting an apartment temporarily gives you the flexibility to accept a position in a different city or state and move with very little notice. Short-term leasing is also beneficial if you have accepted an interim position and you don’t think you will be living in a certain city for very long. Many short-term rentals also come pre-furnished so you don’t have to take everything with you.
Get to Know Different Neighborhoods
Every neighborhood has its own personality. If you’ve just moved to a new city and aren’t sure which area best suits your lifestyle, you may want to consider a short-term lease. People usually don’t test drive just one vehicle before buying it. They go out on countless first dates before getting married. Why not treat your search for the perfect apartment the same way? Short-term leasing allows you to get to know the neighborhood while living in it. If you decide you don’t like that particular location, you can try out a different one without breaking a long-term lease and paying penalties.
Handle Major Life Events With Ease
Whether you need to take some time off work and move to be close enough to care for a relative with a serious health condition, or you are trying to sell your house and want it to be vacant for showings, renting an apartment temporarily enables you to handle life events like these without committing to a new place.
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