Apartment Life: Rent vs. Owning

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If you believe apartment living can’t meet the same level of value found in home ownership, you need to consider Renaissance Lofts and The Grove Apartments. Unique touches, angles, and views throughout each residence give evidence of an architect’s attention to craftsmanship. The lock-and-leave convenience of apartment living exceeds even townhomes in security and energy efficiency and your townhome will never have a top floor community room like the Renaissance Lofts’.

A boutique style and quiet neighborhood location puts The Grove Apartments in a class of its own.

All the Comforts of Home

• Secure indoor parking
• Premium home finishes and appliances
• Energy efficient lighting

And extras home ownership will never have:

• Walking proximity to Downtown Bismarck services and entertainment
• Extra space in large Renaissance Lofts community room
• Commercial grade construction standards

Never Sweat the Small Stuff

Home ownership comes with the costs and time demands of upkeep and maintenance. Renaissance Lofts and The Grove Apartments takes care of all the details that drag you down – and cost extra money:
• Snow removal, lawn care and/or HOA fees
• Interior and exterior maintenance
• Property taxes
• High utility costs
• High insurance costs
• Better flexibility

A Cost Comparison: Is Renting Right for You?

Convenience factors have greater value for some people and less for others, but the costs involved with property ownership are real numbers.

According to Zillow’s rent vs buy calculator:

After 2 years, your total cost of home ownership (down payment, mortgage, taxes, etc.) for a $350,000 home in Bismarck, ND would be $139,737. Your total cost to rent would be $47,468. Renting leaves you with $92,269 in your pocket (including the money you didn’t spend on a down payment).

In two years, your property will have $115,924 in equity that may be reclaimed – less the closing fees (paid on purchase) and agent fees. If you seek long term gains at the cost of flexibility, buying a home may be your best move. But if you’d rather keep that down payment and spend a few weeks in Florida every winter without worrying about ice dams, talk to the leasing team at The Grove Apartments.

Purchase Townhome

$349,000 (3br/3ba)
  • Principal and Interest: $1794/mo
  • Property taxes: $402/m0
  • Home insurance: $122/mo
  • HOA fees: $150/mo
  • Utilities not factored