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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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Should You Rent An Apartment Furnished Or Unfurnished?

by Nathan Olson

There is a laundry list of considerations you should be thinking about before you settle on a new apartment. Among these considerations, whether you should move into a furnished or unfurnished apartment should rank high among the things you should think about first. There are pros and cons of both. Luckily, this brief article should inform you about both types of apartments.

Furnished: Pros

The most notable thing about furnished apartments is that they are extremely easy to move into. Almost all amenities, appliances, and furniture is already placed into the apartment. Due to this fact, you won't have to fret much over the experience of moving furniture into your home and your pocketbook will surely thank you, as you won't be spending any money on movers or a moving truck.

Unfurnished: Pros

Although furnished apartments are quite easy to move into, you simply have to accept the cards that you've been dealt. If your furniture is uncomfortable, aesthetically unappealing, or you simply do not like it, that is too bad. With a furnished apartment, you're free to bring any sort of furniture into the apartment that you please. For creative people who demand control over the aesthetic condition of their apartment, going unfurnished is sometimes the only way to go. Unfurnished apartments are often times significantly cheaper than their furnished brethren.

Furnished: Cons

The fact that your landlord has placed – and allows you to use – the furniture in a furnished apartment means that often times you will pay a higher premium on your monthly rent. You will often have to remind guests – and perhaps even yourself – that the furniture is not your own. Much like the apartment, you are renting it. That means you will have to pay for any damage that occurs to the furniture, which can include things as seemingly frivolous as a spill.

Unfurnished: Cons

The primary con of having an unfurnished apartment is the fact that you will have to do a great deal of heavy lifting to get the furniture into the apartment. This can be a serious issue if you do not have anyone helping you with this matter or you are a handicapped individual. An unfurnished apartment can be a seriously inconvenient issue.

Deciding whether an unfurnished or furnished apartment is right for you usually boils down to one question: are you willing to sacrifice create control for a bit of convenience? If the answer is yes, then a furnished apartment is right up your alley. If the answer is no, then go unfurnished all of the way.