We don’t always get to choose what city we live in when we must move because of employment, school, or family commitments, but it is often possible to choose between a variety of living options that range from Federal Way apartments to Washington condos to houses in the Pacific Northwest.
Moving to Federal Way may mean you get to choose what type of home will suit your family best, and an apartment just might be the best decision you can make whether you live alone, with a significant other, or with your family and pets.
Here are some things to think about when choosing a Federal Way apartment instead of a house.
Someone Else Mows Your Lawn for You
While some apartments offer their residents small patches of land that might be considered “yards,” it’s quite uncommon to see apartments that provide vast swaths of land of which the apartment dweller is responsible for cleaning, maintaining, or mowing.
When you live in an apartment, you rely on the time spent by the apartment community’s maintenance staff for tidy lawns, beautiful greenery, and swept sidewalks. If you love living in a beautiful home where the outside is as lovely as the inside, living in an apartment community can give you the beauty you seek without the yard work that’s necessary.
Your maintenance staff at your Federal Way apartment isn’t just responsible for keeping your apartment community tidy and nice looking, either. They’re also around to help you with other matters, too, like security problems, maintenance issues inside your apartment, and general assistance during the month.
Living in a Federal Way Apartment Comes with Fewer Bills
The pride of home ownership and the financial equity you build over time during your ownership can offer a rewarding experience, but a house comes with quite a few expenses. Not only do you often have to supply large items like a refrigerator, washer, dryer, and other appliances, but you also have to furnish a space that might feature quite a lot more space than a simple and straightforward apartment.
Not only may home ownership come with quite a few extra bills like those for trash, water, and other utilities that an apartment community wouldn’t require, but it may also come with the need to furnish thousands of dollars worth of interior furnishings. You don’t just need a couch for the living room when you also have an entertainment room that needs furnishings, too.
According to For Rent:
“In the Living Room, the major item you’ll need to buy is a sofa, which can cost $1,024 on average. Next up is the coffee table, end tables, and TV stand, all of which will cost about $760. For an area rug, plan to spend about $290. As “The Dude” said, a rug really ties the room together.”
While you can always choose to live in a small “starter” home with a humble amount of square footage, as well as choose a Spartan existence with minimalistic choices for furniture and decor, a house will virtually always cost more money than an apartment in a similar area.
Find a Federal Way Apartment Home at Brier Woods
We know choosing an apartment is difficult when there are so many options, and we’d love to show you why our apartments are the best in town and beat any house, apartment, and condo rental in Federal Way. Contact our leasing staff today to arrange a tour, or with any questions you have about our welcoming and sublime apartment homes.