Benefits of Renting an Apartment

In any market, even a crazy one like we’re in right now, there are benefits of renting in Tucson…and all over the country. Tucson living is great and it’s even better once you find some amazing Tucson apartments that are pet friendly, perfect for everything from individuals to families, and once you see this list of the benefits of renting you’ll be sold! 

Renting has often gotten a bad reputation which we don’t fully understand. Buying has benefits too but when it comes to housing you really can’t beat the benefits of renting in Tucson. 

Let’s dive in and look at why renting in Tucson is such a great idea…these tips and benefits of renting an apartment will likely change our views on renting in general, no matter where you live! 

Benefits of Renting in Tucson: 

Today we are focusing on the benefits of renting in Tucson but really these benefits are for anyone who is renting an apartment versus buying a home! 

Maintenance Costs

Unlike homeowners, renters have no costs for maintenance on home repairs. If you live in an apartment with appliances you are even more well off because you don’t have to worry about those repair costs either. 

Home repairs and maintenance can be very costly. Think of how much it would be to put in a new furnace, put new siding on your home, or install a new roof! Those very pricey fees are non-existent when renting! 

Less Money Due Up Front 

Many renters know that you have to put up a security deposit that is usually about the cost of one month of rent. Some other places will require first and last month’s rent with a security deposit as well. Even still, those costs are much lower than the 5-10% you need to put down when trying to get a mortgage for a home purchase! 

You can get into a rental situation with less money down than you can when trying to buy a home outright. 


Most renters have access to a lot of amenities that you wouldn’t have when buying a home…without purchasing them that is! Think of how much it would cost to install and maintain things like a gym, a pool, parking garages, parks, and more! 

When renting you have access to these things and they’re maintained by someone other than you at no additional cost or at a reasonable rental fee. It’s a no brainer! 

No Real Estate Taxes

When you are renting you don’t have to pay real estate taxes. When you buy a home, each and every year you are responsible for real estate taxes. They vary from place to place but are typically at least a few thousand dollars per year. If you don’t plan very well that can be a huge expense that sneaks up on you! 

More Flexibility 

Renting is amazing if you like to travel or if you want to switch jobs, etc. You don’t have to try and sell your home, you can just move when your lease is up! Renting in new places is great too because you will be able to meet more people who are living nearby and experience new places! 

Lower Insurance Costs

Last but not least, lower insurance costs are a benefit of renting. When you are renting you can carry renters insurance to protect your belongings but you don’t have to pay a full insurance premium like you would if you need to protect the entire structure, appliance, etc. 

Renting can save you a lot of money on insurance, taxes, fees, amenities, and more. All while you stay at a fixed rental cost for usually a year or more at a time! 

Tucson Apartments Recommendations:  

Are you looking to move to the Tucson area? Already living in Tucson but need a new apartment? Looking for pet friendly apartments in Tucson? We have got all of that covered…AND MORE! 

Check out The Place at Canyon Ridge, The Place at Spanish Trail, and The Place at 2120. These are just two of our amazing MCLife communities here in Tucson. They’re Tucson apartments with features, upgrades, smart home tech and more that you just won’t find anywhere else. 

For those of you who need pet friendly apartments in Tucson you’ll be happy to know that every single one of our communities is 100% pet friendly. We never have any breed or sizing restrictions which means you can bring your pets, large and small, without any stress! 

Just like all of the reasons we mentioned above you will love living in our MCLife communities because they offer up all these great benefits of renting!

Tucson Living Posts: 

Living in Tucson is fun! There’s something for everyone and always something new happening. 

Check out some of these other posts for inspiration if you are feeling like you don’t know where to start! 

Here are some awesome ways you can get out there and enjoy Tucson living at it’s best. When the weather starts to cool down this fall you’ll want to enjoy some awesome outdoor activities. Check out all the ways you can do just that with these posts! 

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