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The Pros and Cons of Housing Options

The Pros and Cons of Housing Options

When faced with the decision to move, people have many different things to consider before making the ultimate decision. People need to consider where they want to move to. They also need to keep in mind whether the location is in a city or town, urban or rural setting. Also, is the location close to work, school, family, education or many other factors come into play when the decision is made.

  • Moving Guide - Helpful guide providing advice and tips on how to plan for a move.

  • Moving Decisions - General information that people can use to help make moving decisions.

  • Deciding Whether to Move - Information for families and others on making the decision to move.

  • Moving Checklists - Useful article which provides a checklist for people who are looking to move.

  • Tips on Moving Abroad - Tips and information for travelers on how to properly plan and move abroad.

  • Moving with Pets - Ten tips that homeowners can use to help them in their move with pets.

However, the biggest decision faced is the type of dwelling that you are moving into. For many people who are looking to live in a temporary place, an apartment building may make sense for them. For others that want to own a place, but don't want to be concerned with the daily maintenance required, then a condominium may be a good alternative. Still others that are looking to own a home and don't mind the maintenance, purchasing a one or two family home may make sense. And, another option for people looking to move is a mobile or manufactured housing.

Each of these types of dwellings has pluses and minuses. These factors must be weighed by people who are looking to move. To help movers understand the various types of residences, we have provided a list of pros and cons for each type. We hope this helps all movers make the decision that is right for them.

Apartments

Pros

Cons

Condominiums

Pros

  • Condo Living - Overview of living in a condominium, including the advantages to the resident.

  • Advantages of Condominium Living - Helpful page which provides people with the advantages to living in a condominium.

  • Condo Living - Listing of five reasons why condominium living is desirable.

Cons

  • Condominium Disadvantages - Helpful article which provides readers with some of the disadvantages of condo ownership.

  • Five Disadvantages - Article with five of the major disadvantages that are found with condo ownership.

  • Living in a Condo - Guide for potential owners to learn about living in a condo.

Homes

Pros

  • Rent vs Own - Informative page which provides detailed information and reasons to determine whether purchasing a home is right for you.

  • Home Ownership Benefits - Article providing six of the top benefits for people owning a home.

  • Tax Breaks - Helpful page for potential homeowners to learn about the tax breaks regarding owning a home.

Cons

  • Risks and Disadvantages - Interesting post which outlines the possible risks and disadvantages of purchasing a house.

  • Buying a Home - Information on the benefits and potential problems of buying and renting a home.

  • Disadvantages of Buying a Home - Helpful page which gives information on the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership.

Mobile and Manufactured Housing

Pros

Cons