If you find yourself looking to rent an apartment, you are not alone! Over one million people are living in rented homes, apartments, and other properties around the country. 

Renting is different for everyone, but everyone can benefit from renting instead of buying for a variety of reasons. If you are looking for a new place to live, here are three reasons why you should rent instead of buying. 

You won’t pay for property maintenance and repairs.

Whether you choose an apartment or a townhome, it’s good to know that you’re taken care of—that someone else is responsible for making repairs. For example, at Uptown Fullerton Apartment Homes, our knowledgeable and friendly staff are trained and certified to make repairs. When you report that something is broken or in need of attention, our team will schedule a repair, ensuring that your home stays in tip-top shape. That’s much preferable to making a trip to the hardware store, isn’t it?

You can rebuild your financial history.

It’s been a challenging time for many of us. Unfortunately, financial hardship has been common among Americans. The good news is that more landlords are reporting rental payments that can improve your credit score. 

“It’s increasingly common for credit reporting agencies to include positive rental history in consumer credit reports,” explains Christine DiGangi at credit.com. “Even in cases where your rent payments won’t get reported, the rent-credit relationship is important to consider.” Christina points out that we need good credit to rent an apartment, and paying rent on time can help you build better credit.

You’ll enjoy flexible living arrangements.

If your circumstances make it difficult to make a long-term commitment to a living situation, renting an apartment is a wise choice. Maybe you would like to check out a new community to see if you like it before you purchase a home, or perhaps your job requires you to relocate your family for a temporary stay. There are plenty of rental property options for any situation. 

Here’s some exciting news: While we aren’t eager to say goodbye at Uptown Fullerton Apartment Homes, we do want to be sure that you are taken care of wherever you go. That’s why we instated our loyalty bonus: If you move from Uptown Fullerton Apartment Homes to another AMC property or vice versa, we’ll give you $250 to help you hit the ground running.

With a difference in costs, less responsibility, and more freedom, it’s easy to see why more and more people are choosing to rent. At Uptown Fullerton Apartment Homes, we want to make coming home the best part of your day; give us a visit and see for yourself why you should rent.