With its beautiful scenery and year-around warm weather, Arizona is often a haven for retirees and people who simply want to soak up the sun all year around. Whether you have lived in Arizona all of your life or you are relocating to the state, the prospect of searching for a rental property may at first seem daunting. This is oftentimes because there are simply so many options available. Throughout Arizona you will find a wealth of different rental choices, including apartments, duplexes, townhouses, condos and houses. In making a decision regarding which option is right for you, it is important to consider a variety of factors.
Naturally, for many people, one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a rental property in Arizona is the price. The price of rental properties can vary based on many elements, including size, location and amenities. It only stands to reason that a house is going to cost more per month to rent than other options because there is typically more space, amenities and privacy in a house. Unfortunately for many renters, the cost to rent house can put it out of their budget.
A great alternative to consider is renting a duplex. A duplex is actually not that much different from a house. In fact, the layout of many duplexes can be quite similar to a house will include a kitchen, living space, bedroom and bath. Some duplexes even have more than one bedroom and bath. The only difference between a duplex and a house is that the duplex has what are basically two houses side by side and sharing a single wall.
Overall, a duplex offers far more privacy than an apartment. In an apartment, tenants may have neighbors above them, on both sides and even below them. In addition, in most instances, when you rent an apartment you must give up numerous amenities that are possible with a house, including washer/dryer facilities and outdoor space. This is not the case with a duplex. Although the features and amenities available can vary among units, in many cases renting a duplex can ensure you never again have to make that dreaded trip to the laundramat. As many duplexes also have their own backyards and front yards, you can come home at the end of a long day and enjoy the great Arizona weather in your own space without being limited to a small patio.