Presentation on theme: "Housing A Place to Call Home. Types of Housing Your Parent’s Home Dormitories Apartments Apartment Building or Complex Large or Small? Furnished."— Presentation transcript:
Housing A Place to Call Home
Types of Housing Your Parent’s Home Dormitories Apartments Apartment Building or Complex Large or Small? Furnished or Unfurnished? Houses, Condos, and Mobile Homes Shared Housing Costs Agree on Rules of Behavior Divide Responsibilities Make a Written agreement
Advantages Lower Cost Less Responsibility Mobility Disadvantages Now Ownership More Restrictions Shared Space
Advantages Ownership Value Your Own Space Fewer Restrictions Tax Deductible Disadvantages Down Payment High Cost Property Taxes Insurance Restricted Mobility More Responsibility
How to Find and Evaluate Apartments Budget Trade-Offs Convenience Neighborhood Environment Size and Condition Facilities Pets Where to Find Leads Newspaper Ads Internet Real Estate Agencies Apartment Managers How to Evaluate an Apartment The Lease and Moving In Lease Terms: Rights and Responsibilities Lease Terms Condition report Moving Expenses Packing Mail Utilities
Plan Your Place What Can You Borrow? What Can You Buy Used? How Can You Buy New Affordably?