Flip through the channels on your television and you see plenty of television shows about houses, flipping them, renovating them or property in general. Rarely do you see much in the way of apartments, as homes tend to be the selling point.
That said, one of the more popular shows centers on couples finding tiny houses, as small as a one room apartment, and flourishing in them for a number of reasons: they want to save money, first and foremost and they really don't need all that space and subsequent utilities and more things to, quite frankly, go wrong.
That movement toward mini houses sparks discussion and centers back around to apartments, and the age old discussion if renting is smarter than buying or vice versa. Some argue that renting is simply throwing money down the drain, since you're not spending money to actually own anything.
But do some of the same points about tiny houses now seem pertinent and relevant when you're talking about renting versus buying, apartments versus housing. The first element of renting that is a sigh of relief is the cost typically is less overall than owning a home. A lot of that centers on two elements: utilities and if something breaks.
The smaller the square footage the less you pay, plain and simple. A lot of times, too, some utilities are included in the cost of rent.
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