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Renting Basics

By Edited Apr 6, 2016 0 1

Renting Basics

Learning About Renting Basics

Renting is when someone pays another person or organization an agreed upon amount to "borrow" or rent something the person/organization owns. Renting is usually for a specific length of time. For a fee, almost anything can be rented. Thousands prefer renting their apartment, duplex, condominium, townhouse, or home.

The best time to rent a place to live is whenever one feels it is better than owning. People who live in cities find it far easier to rent, rather than buy, a home (or apartment). This can be largely due to the cost of owning, and due to the lack of available homes to buy that meet a person's price a location requirements. Although most families rent for a few years, mainly with a lease, there are many who prefer renting for their entire lives, over buying a home. Renting also saves you from asking questions like, "What is mortgage protections?" and worrying about mortgage repayment insurance.

Renting Basics: Other Items to Rent

People who take vacations are usually renting temporary accommodations. We rent tents, campers, RVs, cabins, motels, hotels, houseboats, penthouse suites, ocean property, staterooms on cruise ships, vacation homes, chateaus, mansions, luxury villas, castles, or even entire small islands. Tourism and vacation rentals are often the backbone for the economies for many communities around the world.

Renting office equipment, furniture, appliances, electronics, medical equipment, cleaning equipment, cranes, bulldozers, construction equipment, landscaping equipment, automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trucks, limousines, speed boats, sailboats, yachts, and jets, can be done most often with short-term renting more common than long-term renting. There's even exercise equipment rental.

Business owners rent commercial space as frequently as they might own real estate. For so many businesses, it is possible to rent all the equipment that they need, whether one is opening restaurants, exercise centers, office centers, physical therapy centers, schools, churches, pet groomers, automobile repairing and servicing centers, dry cleaners and laundromats, landscaping businesses, construction companies, and banquet halls.

Renting is now available for almost every amenity one can think of needing (i.e., typists, transcribers, secretaries, administrative assistants, writers, copywriters, webpage designers, programmers, system administrators, technical staff, project managers, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, accountants, financial planners, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and business planners). There are literally thousands of things that can be rented.

Someone owns every piece of real estate, service, or product we are renting. Owning can be a significant investment for the person who owns the piece of property. All those fees we pay for renting will usually pay the owner, several times over, for the item. This does not suggest renting is a poor choice. For many thousands of people, renting is an excellent choice.

Anyone who does not want to make the financial investment required to purchase something is still helping the economy grow. When we are renting, we are still paying a significant part of taxes. Many of those who do make the purchase, then rent to someone else, are not ripping off the public when making a profit. It is simply a decent return on one's investments for renting to another. Hopefully these renting basics have helped you out!

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Comments

Sep 18, 2010 8:02pm
Sookie
Many people only stay in one spot for a year or less with their jobs, therefore renting can be the better choice. Great article!
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