Renewing Your Lease: Should You Change Apartments in Auburn?

Auburn rentalsWhen it comes time to renew your lease in Auburn, you have an important decision to make. Should you renew your lease? Or take the chances and try to find a better place to rent?

There are plenty of things you need to consider when renewing your lease in Auburn – including the availability of other apartments and the annoyance of moving to a new property.

But you also have a lot to gain by changing apartments. Today, we’re going to help you weigh the pros and cons of renewing your lease in Auburn.

How Much Do You Dislike Your Place?

The first and most important thing to consider when renewing your lease in Auburn is how much you like – or dislike – your place.

Many people in Auburn have signed up for a one year lease, only to move in and find the place isn’t quite as nice as advertised. Others like their place at first – only to find out about a deal their friends got on a much nicer place across town.

Ultimately, there are thousands of places to rent in Auburn, and it’s tough to find the perfect place for you at the perfect price.

But if you need to make a decision on your lease, you need to be honest with yourself about how much you dislike your current place.

Are you willing to put up with it for another 6 months or 12 months?

Or are you ready to make a minor sacrifice (the cost of moving and switching to a new place) to enjoy a better place at a better price?

Top 4 Reasons Auburn Residents Move to a New Place

Auburn residents move places every day. Typically, we at Liberty Properties see people move for the following most common reasons:

1) Location: We all like to be close to Auburn University, or close to our workplace, or close to our favorite bar, gym, or whatever. The number one reason people move apartments in Auburn is the same reason they move apartments anywhere: location.

2) Friends: You might have moved into a one bedroom place with one friend, only to find out that you’re not great roommates. Or, you may have made more friends through school and now you want to live in a big place Animal House-style with all of them. There’s nothing wrong with that. We’ve seen plenty of people switch to a new place to Auburn because of changing friend situations. Remember: living with your best friend in college isn’t always as good as it sounds. For many friendships, it’s the fastest way to lose a friend. You might like hanging out with your friend every day – but you won’t necessarily like sharing a living space with them every day.

3) Property Management: A good property management company can totally change how you view an Auburn apartment. Bad property management can turn even the best place into a nightmare. Some property management places don’t respond to your calls. Others will ignore your maintenance requests. And some will just charge excessive fees for places that have no business being sold at that price range. You’d be surprised at how many people are influenced to move because of repeatedly poor experiences with their property management companies.

4) Amenities: One of the most common reasons we’ve seen Auburn residents move is a lack of amenities. Put simply, some places have better amenities than others. You may be interested in having a pool, for example, or having a gym on-site. Or, you may be interested in simpler amenities – like having a dishwasher instead of doing your dishes in the sink every day.

What Does a Move Cost?

For many college students, moving to a new place only really costs a day of your time: you throw all of your stuff into the car and in the back of a truck, drive across town, and unpack. In this case, moving to a new place comes with minimal hassle and maximum upside.

In other cases, you might be more settled in Auburn. You may have furniture, beds, and large numbers of possessions that need to be moved. In that case, moving can be costlier.

Can’t decide? Make a pros and cons list to find out if you want to renew your lease in Auburn – or move to a completely new place.