The American dream does not include a rented apartment with a landlord you can’t stand.

If there is something most of us can agree upon, it’s that renting is for the birds. Of course, those of you who are currently renting an apartment might disagree. But then again, if you have been renting all of your life, you might not know just how good homeowners have it.

If you have never owned a home before, you can’t say for sure which is better. Depending on the situation you are in, renting might not seem that bad. For example, you might have a great landlord who hasn’t raised your rent since you signed the lease.

Of course, this could change at a moment’s notice.

All is good until your landlord decides it’s time to raise your rent or decides to sell your property to someone who will be a lousy landlord.

William Raveis, your real estate agent in Vermont, offers reasons why renting is not always a good idea.

Asking Permission

In many ways, renting is like living at home with your parents when you were a kid. You really couldn’t do much without your parents’ permission. Renting is the same way.

You have to ask permission to paint the bathroom, to put a few nails in the wall to hang a picture and to plant an aspen tree in the front yard.

Since you aren’t the owner, you have to ask before you can do anything. Just like living with your parents.

When you own a home, you don’t need to ask anybody before you paint the living room hot pink or plant a tree in the yard or even get a dog. Scratch that, you had better check with the spouse first before slapping hot pink paint on the living room walls.

No Stability

When you own your own home, it is your home and you can live there as long as you desire. It will be the place where you raise your children, make friends with the neighbors and grow old with your spouse. Your roots will grow deep in your home.

But when you rent, you are at the mercy of your landlord and you could be asked to move at any time.

It Will Never Be Yours

No matter how much rent money you throw at your landlord or how long you live there, your apartment will never be yours.

If you are interested in owning your very own home, contact William Raveis today.