I am currently a home owner but when I did rent apartments I moved pretty much once a year and remember it was so hard to find the right place. I didn’t like renting apartments and as as single Mom of one back then I wasn’t able to look for houses for rent, but honestly if I were to rent again I would prefer to find a house for rent.
I loved being a renter because I didn’t have to worry about the maintenance of being a home owner. The neighbors I had as a renter were not that great, and they changed often. I recall getting knocks on my door as late (or early) as 2am for someone looking to party, but the problem is they were not looking for me, they were looking for my neighbors. I certainly would have preferred to rent a house as a single mother … it would have not been as interesting listening to my neighbors and having random knocks on my doors but having a back yard back then would have been awesome!
Question for Thought: Are you currently looking at rentals? Which do you prefer a house or an apartment and what are you doing to find local listings for rentals?