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Apartments Vs Houses: What’s your choice?

apartment vs house

The apartments vs houses is a never-ending debate. There are some people who prefer houses over apartments and there are those who prefer apartments over houses, however, everyone has their reasons for the preferences they have. Apartments are preferred by those, who either can’t afford to or don’t want to live in a house. The age factor is also very important in this decision; young people are more prone towards apartments and older people are more prone towards houses. However, both choices have their pros and cons.

Cost
Apartments Vs Houses

The floorplan of apartments is usually a lot more compact as compared to houses and thus when it comes to rent and bills, it proves to be very cost-effective. It takes lesser effort to cool down or heat up a small space. Moreover, apartments are mostly found in new buildings which are far more energy-efficient as compared to old buildings. Rent is also typically cheaper for apartments, however, apartments often come with an extra cost of mortgage and body corporate fees.

The floorplan of apartments is usually a lot more compact as compared to houses and thus when it comes to rent and bills, it proves to be very cost-effective. It takes lesser effort to cool down or heat up a small space. Moreover, apartments are mostly found in new buildings which are far more energy-efficient as compared to old buildings. Rent is also typically cheaper for apartments, however, apartments often come with an extra cost of mortgage and body corporate fees.

Maintenance
Apartments Vs Houses

The maintenance of apartments is very minimal; pools, lawns, and gardens fall on the shoulders of employed professionals and interior maintenance of apartment only falls to the person living in the apartment. The maintenance cost of houses varies based on ownership; if you own the house, you have to bear all the maintenance cost and if you are renting it then most of the maintenance cost is covered by the landlord.

Security
Apartments Vs Houses

In the case of houses, the owners have to take all the security measures by themselves, however, in case of apartments, the duty falls to the communal security guards, mostly appointed by the owner of the apartments. Also in apartments, there are several entry point layers such as the main entry gate, building gate, block gate and then apartment door.

Amenities

More than often apartment buildings have added amenities such as a vast community parking, small gyms, BBQ areas, laundry rooms, storage cages, and convenience stores, etc. However, amenities in houses have their cost which the owner has to bear.

Lifestyle

If you are sociable, outgoing, enjoy the inner-city lifestyle, want to live near work, have little time for maintenance then you need to rent an apartment, however, if you enjoy privacy and can afford to rent or buy a house then for you a house it is.

OLX Facts

We conducted a Apartments Vs Houses survey from OLX users and asked them whether they would choose a house or an apartment. 33.3% of the users responded that they would like to have an apartment and 66.6% showed their interest in houses.

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