Busting The Slump!
With the housing market in a continual state of decline and reports still surfacing about a worsening outlook, people are finding that it’s a better investment to simply rent rather than buy. Statistics show that nationwide, annual rental rates cost an average of only three percent of purchase price of the standard home while mortgage rates cost double that, six percent.
In essence, this means it costs twice as much to borrow the money as it does to borrow the house. Renting a house can be just as rewarding as buying, and especially in a turbulent market, it can make more much more economic sense.
When potential renters walk into a home, they begin to envision how all of their belongings can be positioned in the space. They start to draw up the imaginary floor plans and layouts within the walls of their mind, just like first-time buyers – Where will the couch go? Can I fit all of my bedroom furniture in here? But one of the most overlooked steps in the renting process is an obvious one, the move itself.
Renters forget that one of the most crucial steps to any relocation decision is the actual physical act of moving. They think about lease rates and neighborhood regulations, but the act of taking all of their belongings from one place to another is often an afterthought – and it shouldn’t be.
There are several options: hire movers, do-it-yourself, or use a portable storage unit.
The do-it-yourself route requires several trips and usually the help of some strong-armed friends. It often has to be done in one day, which can cause for some careless errors, sore backs and scratched up tabletops and dresser drawers. Moving companies are a fine option, but they get paid by the hour and can be expensive, so again, time is of the essence. Portable storage, on the other hand, is an option that provides some flexibility on both the front and back ends of a move – allowing you to pack and unpack at your own pace. Portable units also make a move possible without an army of help at your disposal, as the transport is done safely, all in one trip.
Renters are borrowing space, but they still have the opportunity to hang their own things on the wall and make the new residence their own. Figuring out how to do this is not a process often done in a day, and so the opportunity to unpack and set up your things in a neat, safe, more relaxed manner can be a huge bonus.
The Portable Storage Advantage for Renters:
- Renters save time and energy because the units are delivered directly at your convenience
- Storage containers protect belongings from the elements, so packing and unpacking can go at your own pace
- The use of innovative pick-up and delivery systems allow for easier moving, eliminating the risk of damaged property
If the time has come to find a new place to live and you are looking to rent, don’t forget about the move. Remember that local portable storage units are an effective and efficient that can make the process easier and much more efficient. Finding a new residence doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience – all you need is a UNIT, a plan and a good lease rate and you’re well on your way to a beautiful new place to call home.
Paul Cardosi is the owner of UNITS Mobile Storage in Phoenix, AZ. He is an expert on relocation and the ins and out of this tough life change. To contact Paul, call (480) 964-5000 or visit UNITS online