If you speak to someone that lives (or has ever lived) in a rented home then they will tell you that there are both advantages and disadvantages. Renting a place to live isn’t for everyone, so it is something that you need to think about before you decide if that is what you want to do.

One of the best things about renting your home is that you aren’t in charge of maintenance or repairs. So no trying to hunt out home AC repair in Austin or trying to find a plumber in New York in the middle of the night. However, the downfall is that you often don’t have much say over the decor of a property – especially if you are renting for short term.