If you're moving to a new town or section of your city, living in rental homes instead of buying property can give you a preview of the area. You can drive by, spend time in, and even walk through neighborhoods but it's not until you actually live there that you know what it's really like. By signing a year lease, you'll know whatever this is where you want to put down roots. First, you have to find rents that are close to where you'd like to buy. Next, you'll need to see what it's like to commute to and from work or school. Finally, you'll get to find out what the scene is actually like, up close and personal.
Finding rental homes that fit your budget and align with your desires is step number one. Typically, you should not plan to pay more for rent than one-quarter to one-third of … Read More