When you are relocating to a new area, amenities and neighborhoods are very important. You have to decide if you want to live closer to a big city or further out with a longer commute. Maybe you want to be closer to more restaurants and museums or closer to parks and outdoor areas.
You also have to consider the length of time you will be relocating. Are you staying for a few months or a few years? How close do you want to be to your employment? Is it better to rent or try and buy a house? The answer to this will depend on the amenities you are looking for in your neighborhood.
If you are staying in a new area for a few months to a few years, it could be better to rent. Renting will allow you to be closer to amenities you enjoy without the down payment required for a house. Staying only for a few years, renting will save you property taxes and any maintenance costs as well. Ready to Rent programs can help you find a nice rental in the area of your choice.
A ready-to-rent program is one in which properties are purchased and renovated by a real estate investor or, sometimes, several investors working together. Rather than turning around and selling these properties after renovation though, the investor or investor group maintains the properties as rentals. Usually, these programs will include multiple properties in multiple locations, thus offering their clients a variety of housing price points and communities to choose from. Akin Developers has created such a program, offering both long-term and short-term options with a group of affordable, clean, safe properties in the Hyattsville, MD area.
Maisie is a 24-year-old intern from Boston, Massachusetts. She needs to find a place to live for the summer, and possibly longer in the Hyattsville, MD area. She will be interning in Washington, D.C. but doesn’t want to find a place in the metro area.
Maisie wants to live near outdoor areas with lots of places to hike. After looking outside of the D.C. area, she liked the trails and commute time from the Hyattsville area into Washington D.C. Since the job is an internship, she is limited to how long she will possibly be in the area, so buying a house was out of the question.
Maisie started to look for rentals online. Nothing she found was in an area where the amenities suited her needs. She started to get frustrated trying to find something she liked.
Maisie found Akin Developers online and read about their Ready to Rent program. She contacted Akin Developers for more information on their Ready to Rent Program. They were able to help her find several rentals in her price range. The rentals were close to hiking and amenities that Maisie was looking for and would enjoy. She would also be near the metro for easy transportation to and from D.C. to her internship.
After viewing several properties on a virtual walkthrough, she was able to narrow down her search. We set up an in-person walkthrough for two properties. Maisie came down from Boston to walk through the rentals that she had chosen. She quickly decided which one suited her needs the best.
Maisie was able to set her moving date and prepare to move to her new city. She was very excited to make her preparations to move. Akin Developers helped her contact a reputable moving company and get her journey started. Akin also helped supply her with local utility information, such as the electric company, trash picks up, and others that she would need to get settled quickly.
Maisie was able to call and get everything she needed set up before her move-in date thanks to the information Akin Developer supplied.
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When you are relocating whether it be temporarily for work or family, choosing between renting or buying is a very personal decision. You need the right information and help for you and your family.
Maisie knew she was possibly only going to be in the Hyattsville area for a short amount of time. For her, renting made more sense than buying right now. She was able to rent an area with everything she needed thanks to the help she received from Akin Developers. Being able to have a virtual walk-through of the rentals helped her narrow down her decision before actually coming to view the properties in person.
If you find yourself in a position similar to Maisie, facing relocation to an unfamiliar area for a relatively short period, a ready-to-rent program may offer the best solution for you, too. In the Hyattsville, MD area, contact Akin Developers for virtual and live tours of our ready-to-rent properties. We are ready to help you too.