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House rental vs Apartment rental, if single adult living alone

House rental vs Apartment rental, if single adult living alone.

As a single adult, whether male or female, which is more safe, for you to live alone in rented house, or rented apartment?



I mean now days, lets face it, and unless filthy rich and can afford to live 'way out there', than crime is a major issue in that criminals today do roam, they travel and scope out, and usually don't want to get caught.

So as a single older adult, which is more safe for you, to rent an apartment where sorrounded by others, or to rent a house where more isolated and alone?

1. If in apartment complex, criminals usually aware you're in close proximity to others, and that any violent attack, gun shots, you screaming, ext, has better chance of being heard by others, next do neighbor, but if living in rented house alone, on a street where you're detached from other units, criminals know they have a better chance at robbing you while home, or at work, and there being no witnesses.

The advantages of renting a house is usually homes have better lay outs, and homes have yards, both front and back (usually), and in homes don't have to put up with occasional loud neighbor who plays music loud.
But also in a house, if single, you're way more isolated, and today's criminals like that.

I mean criminals today like to 'scope out places' before they attack, so criminals could watch you, watch your daily patterns, determine when you go to work and so forth and strike at convient time, when gone....or if single older woman, can strike when home alone, rape, attack, and there'd be no witness around.
Or if a male, I suppose could get raped by gay rapper, anythings possible.

Point is, as you age, and if are single, to me, unless able to rent a house in nice secluded, gated, area, is that the best move?
Just depends on the area.
But in most urban areas, sadly, the most affordable houses for rent lay right smack dab in the middle of 'Da' hood'.



These are things to think about people, particularly as you age, and if single, you need to think about own personal security if living alone.

What's safer for you as a single older adult, an apartment or rented house?

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That time has come, lease about to end

That time has come, my lease is about to end, been offered a renewal, in other words they'd love it if I stayed another year....a year ago I told myself I wouldn't, but then had vehicle get damaged, and by the time I settled, then had to pay cash for another vehicle, well, that drained all of my 'move away money'.

Moving costs a lot these days, even if just across town or the city, moving can be very stressful and takes at least 4 months of planning, and mind you that planning can only take place when not working and have the mentally energy, I mean some things you can't plan for, but simply have to 'do' when time comes to do it.

Moving can really wear you out, especially if doing it alone.

1. Have to switch all your bills to new address, that can be stressful

2. Have to change license, or licenses, and tax address, and dozens of other forms you can never remember.

3. Cable, telephone, water and sewer hook up, all that has to be switched in advance if you want seamless transition.

4. Have to hire moving van, or company, unless blessed with a gob of friends who like to help you out, but if not, you're totally on your own...I had own van for a while, but it broke down so got rid of it, it was another money dump hole.

5. Then have to come up with deposit for new place, if an apartment.

I mean it all adds up, can add up to over 3 gran easily if moving within same city or town, and if moving out of town, can double in price, plus loss pay at job from not working while moving.

I mean if check to check type, the expenses from moving can wipe you out or set you back to zero.
And this is why so often people get seduced into just staying put.

It's exciting to move around when younger, when younger it's a thrill to move, everything is new, and moving feels like starting over, and you have a ton of hyper energy.
But when older, it's not so fun, and you realize unless moving into a grand house far away from noise and people, than not much will change.

When older you realize no matter where you move, especially if apartment living, that you'll always encounter the same 5-7 personality types, and always the one or two who'll make your life miserable.

And with apartments, you have no say who leasing office moves in next to you, it's a gamble, peace and quiet is always a gamble when living in apartment complex.

Your leasing office could move a monster next to you, some loud single urban lady with boyfriends that visit at night and who bump that god awful music you can hear through the walls.

Some music just sounds terrible through the walls and makes you want to kill yourself or the person playing the noise next wall over.

But anyways, yep, that time has come, and the way it's looking now, I really have no place else to go that would be considered a move up, sure I could probably find cheaper place, but with lower price comes a price.

Here it's clean, tile floors, view of water, no bugs, and relatively safe and quiet.
So unless I win the lottery between now and October, I'll probably stay put for a little while longer, I'm just not rich enough to be able to up and move comfortably yet.


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House rentals are way to much!!

House rentals are way to much!!!

How can common working class people, especially if single, afford like $1,500 a month to rent a place??

I mean common people today just don't earn that kind of money, you'd need a roommate!

I mean heck, I earn over $20 bucks an hour, yet would not be able to afford a $1,500.00 a month place, and if did, all income would have to go towards rent, sure I'd have decent place, but would have no money to spend on the side.

While some Government aided section 8 type would move in next door and be living better than me!!

Rent is just to high now days, and I'm talking for decent working class types!


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What I really want is land, 5-10 acres

What I really want is land, like 5-10 acres, paid for land, to me that's the only way to have peace in the end.

https://www.landcentury.com/search?lot-min=5&lot-max=10&categories%5B%5D=under-1000-land-deals

I guess the cheapest land in U.S. is located in West Virginia, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Arkansas, and a few other places.

The problem is though, is usually if land is cheap, there's no 'work' to be had there unless able to work from home.

Rent is what eats up most of our income throughout life, if can figure out how to over come rent, life becomes a lot easier.

To me, pay cash for land, unzoned land, then can live on it in a tent if need be or buy a shed from Home Depot..

I do know soon, there will be millions of people reaching retirement age with no income to retire on.

I think the ranks of the homeless will increase big time soon, rents to high, and incomes are to low, where will people be able to live?

I see a very large housing crisis looming just around the future.