Making the decision to rent involves many important considerations including the best locations for you, your budget, distance from work or social circles and whether you have children or pets that will be living with you. One of the most important, especially for first time renters, is how much monthly rent costs you can comfortably afford.
I'm featured in this great article from Better Homes and Gardens that outlines 'Three Ways to Figure Out How Much Rent You Can Really Afford'.
- Set a budget
- Consider all costs
- Calculate your debt and rent-to-income ratio
- Figure out all your utility costs
- Account for the upfront costs of moving
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