Where to Move: House or Apartment?

by Empire Movers

Buying a House

Buying a home is a big financial investment with solid returns. You build equity through home ownership. This is the biggest “pro” for many people. 

When you buy a home, you have control over every aspect of your home. This can be freeing for people who do not enjoy the renting experience. The only drawback to this is that you will be responsible for all maintenance and repairs of your home. 

This is a significant time and financial investment that you should be aware of when considering if buying a home is right for you. Buying a home gives you more space! Do you enjoy throwing house parties? Have young children? More space may be something you need. Things like room for parking, and extra privacy are perks people look for when consideration home ownership as well. If you enjoy the idea of creating your space exactly the way you want- whether it’s landscaping or remodeling, this may be the option for you!

Renting an Apartment 

The space available to you in an apartment will be smaller than in a house. For many people, that's not a deal-breaker. Some people don’t want the hassle of maintenance and repairs. Some people like the ability to move into a new apartment when they no longer enjoy the space they’ve been renting. Having a smaller unit doesn’t have to be a negative when there are countless ways you can make the most of your space. With the right furniture, colors and design elements, you can make your apartment feel quite a bit bigger. 

For renters, typically the amount of space is less important than the apartment's location. With so many ways to search for apartments online, you can narrow your search to the perfect location!


Renting apartments and buying homes have pros and cons. As you do more research into home ownership and renting, you will see which benefits work best for you! Looking at your lifestyle and goals for the future are a great place to start when making this decision. Regardless of your decision, when you move you will need all the help you can get. That's why it's a great idea to go with professionals who will help you with every step of your relocation.

About the Author

Empire Movers is a family owned and operated, full service moving company based in New York. As a fully licensed and insured NYC moving firm, it’s a proud member of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).

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