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Condos, Townhomes, Houses…Oh My!

Just about everyone has rented a property at some point in their lives. Whether it was an apartment during college or a house as you begin to start a family. In fact, many people find that renting is an easier option for them, even in the long run. When you rent, you get a wide variety of property choices, and you also get the benefit of not having to worry about things breaking and being responsible for the repairs. But when you rent, you do have decisions to make in order to figure out what type of property is best for you. There are a wide variety of property types to choose from, mainly condos, townhomes, apartments, and houses. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and downsides for each type of property.


A condo is very similar to an apartment, except instead of the entire building being owned by one person or group, only the single apartment is owned. Condos can be beneficial options for a single individual or a couple. They also can provide the benefit for the owner to still gain equity. As a renter, you might opt for a condo because you like the idea of having consistent neighbors and you’re okay with a small space. In fact, the idea of renting a lot of square footage makes you uncomfortable.


Townhomes, or even duplexes, can be great choices for small families or a young couple. You don’t have the responsibility of taking care of a yard, but you get more space than you would in an apartment or condo. A townhome is a great option for someone looking for basically a mini-home. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to have shared walls with your neighbors, even if they have sound dampening materials between them, then a townhome may not be the right choice for you.


Apartments are a great place for many renters to start out in. With the compact space and the low maintenance needs of an apartment, it’s perfect for younger individuals or busy singles looking for a place to call home. While you may have to deal with an occasional neighbor, you won’t have to worry about tons of cleaning or any yard work. Renting an apartment is definitely a common occurance, so make sure the feel of the community is right for you.


A house is often the perfect rental option for young families or individuals who have pets. Generally, the deciding factors include the fact that you probably need more space in your home and also the ability to have a yard. If you enjoy gardening, or even just spending time outside with your pets, than you’ll surely want to move into a rental house.

It’s exceptionally important to find just the right type of rental property for your needs and your personal preferences. If you’re looking for houses for rent in the Jonesboro area, then turn to Real Property Management Central Arkansas to help find just the right rental for you. Contact us today for more information about renting one of the properties that we manage.

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