Advantages of Renting an Apartment Over Buying a House

If you’re looking for a new home, you might be wondering: should I rent an apartment or should I buy a house? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but we think renting an apartment can be a pretty sweet deal and here’s why. 


One of the best parts of renting an apartment is all the amenities you get. Apartment rentals come with a host of things built right into your rent, which means you’re enjoying a professionally maintained pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a car care center, multiple outdoor game setups, and award-winning landscape design for no extra cost. 

When you buy a home you don’t get these types of things included in your mortgage. You’ll pay a fee for your gym and local pool, you’ll have to hop in the car and trek to the local park to enjoy sand volleyball or a horseshoe area, and that gorgeous landscaping right outside your door? It’s going to cost an arm and a leg, and you’ve got to hire someone or maintain it yourself. 


Owning your home is great, until something breaks or needs updating, then it’s just a big headache and bigger blow to your wallet. You’ve got to find a plumber when the pipes break, you’ve got to go hunt down a new washer when yours bites the bullet and you’ve got to worry about the gutters and the leaky roof. 

When you’re renting an apartment all you’ve got to do is give the on-site professionally trained maintenance team a call. They will be right over to fix whatever issues you’ve got and most of the time if it’s normal wear and tear, it’s covered by the property at no expense to you. 


Buying a house comes with a lot of expenses. You’ve got to pay fees and closing costs and a down payment and a bundle of other things. Those costs add up and then there’s still a mortgage and repairs to think about. Oh, and you have moving expenses. Being house-poor is a real thing and it’s something many Americans don’t take into consideration when they decide to buy a home. 

When you rent an apartment, you know your costs upfront. You pay a small deposit, a few fees and then just worry about your rent and bills each month. The costs are easy to see and affordable. 


When you’re looking for your new home look no further than Windscape. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle while still being minutes from all your favorite things is what we are all about. Our variety of floor plans, quality amenities and thriving community are ready to welcome you into your new home. Give us a call today to find the perfect apartment rental in Madison, AL.

What Our Residents Have To Say

Windscape apartments really helped me out in a time of need. I retired from my position in Indiana and was planning to build a house in Alabama and sell my old house in Indiana. I sold my Indiana house in one day and the new owner wanted immediate possession so I was forced to find somewhere I could call home for about 6 to 7 weeks while my new Alabama home was being built. Windscape apartments gave me a short term lease while I was between homes. Thanks to all the office staff at Windscape for being so understanding and professional. Thank you.
David Glaze

Windscape Corporate Apartment Resident, Google Review