Picking the right place to rent and live is a big decision in which you need to evaluate different aspects, details, and amenities. Here are some recommendations to help you search for the right townhouse to rent.
Evaluate Its Interior Size
With any rental home, you need an interior space and accommodations that will provide you with an area in which you can live, eat, and sleep. For instance, will you be looking at two-bedroom townhomes, or something bigger or smaller? Before you can choose your new rental home, make sure the inside gives you the spaces and size you need for your life. Look at the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to see if they accommodate you and your other family members who will live there. Do you have children or a spouse who will need their own privacy from others in the home? Evaluate the bedrooms and their size and also closet storage to make sure there is room for bedroom furniture and other items to store.
A townhome may also have a basement, which can provide invaluable storage for your home. If a townhome has its own unfinished or partially finished basement, this can provide storage for extra items you would normally have to place in an outside storage rental that would have an extra cost. Look at the basement and if it has laundry hookups or if they are elsewhere in the property. The location of the laundry can make the townhome lifestyle more convenient and accessible when you do your laundry.
Check Out Interior Soundproofing
A townhome is going to provide you with your own private space where no one is living directly above or below you. But with a townhome, you are going to have at least one neighbor to either side of you. If you get an end unit, you will only have one neighbor, but if the unit you rent is situated within a row of townhomes, you will have two neighbors to consider.
When you tour through a townhome rental, make sure you can check out the actual unit and its location so you can get an idea of interior noises that may come through the walls from the neighbors. Go inside the unit, shut the doors to the outside, and also make sure the windows are off. Listen for any noises from neighbors, such as bumps, footsteps, or noises from televisions, talking, or other noises that may come through. The insulation between townhomes should be of a level that it blocks out most sounds and talking, but sometimes the opposite is true. Check this out before you decide to rent and you will know exactly what you can expect while you live there.