I can honestly be happy anywhere, but I prefer to live in a house. Yes, it can be more financially challenging (but you do build equity), but there are just certain perks when it comes to owning over renting. You tend to have more space, a yard you can relax in, more privacy, and more customization options. To me, the absolute worst thing about apartment was the lack of privacy. You have to deal with maintenance staff, landlords, pest control, and who-even-knows-else having keys to your place and being able to barge in whenever they please. Not to mention, neighbors who share your walls. It works for some people, it’s just not for me. If you’re renting an apartment, and you’re trying to rid yourself of these common problems, never fear! Just check out this post by Trulia at PopSugar Home:
-Quirky landlord: Is your landlord invasive? Rude? Talkative? Try to charm the heck out of them. Pay your rent early, always smile, and chat it up. Hopefully, this will reduce any “quirky” interactions.
-Decorating limitations- many places now let you paint your apartment, as long as you paint it back before you move out. Temporary wallpaper and switching light fixtures also works wonders.
-Bad neighbors- Try a friendly knock-and-talk first. Only call your landlord or police as an absolute last resort if they continue the behavior.
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