4 Key Steps To Take Before Moving in to Your Townhome Rental

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Rental townhomes offer privacy and space without the maintenance burden of home ownership. Pure Real Estate Management manages townhomes for rent across western Michigan. Here are some tips for preparing to move into a new rental: 

1. Plan Your New Space

Our townhomes offer a variety of layouts and amenities, including garages, walk in closets, patios, balconies, basements in select homes, fenced yards in select homes, and much more. Take advantage of your new space by evaluating how your belongings fit inside. Pure Real Estate Management offers 3D floor plans and virtual tours that you can access at your convenience. Use them to plan furniture placement and decorations.

2. Get Renter’s Insurance

Renters insurance isn’t required by law in Michigan, but it helps protect your new home. Your landlord usually isn’t responsible for your personal items, so insurance compensates you for losses from theft or damage. This can be helpful if you work from home and rely on expensive electronics to earn income. Some policies also cover the costs of leaving your townhome during repairs. Insurance that offers liability protection covers medical and legal expenses if someone is injured in your rental due to negligence, even if you’re found responsible.

When choosing an insurance policy, look for one that matches the value of your belongings and new townhome. List your furniture, clothing, electronics, and valuables like art and jewelry, then determine how much they would cost to replace. An insurance agent can help estimate the value of your property and recommend specific plans.

3. Make A Moving Schedule

A schedule can help you organize your move to minimize labor and stress. Make a timeline for cleaning your old home, packing rooms, shipping belongings, and traveling. If you’re embracing minimalism and letting go of unnecessary belongings, schedule time to organize sales and take donations to thrift stores. For moves over long distances, take into account deadlines and receiving times for goods going through a service. Communicate your schedule to those helping you move so they can contribute to the process. Reviewing the schedule periodically may help you prioritize unfinished tasks. 

4. Check Out Your Neighborhood

Because townhome rentals offer diverse amenities, you may find space to do things you couldn’t in your old home. Some units include fenced yards, privacy screens and community green space. Find out what amenities are available in your development and make plans to utilize them. 

Group amenities are also available in many neighborhoods. Townhomes are often designed to function like a single-family home so outdoor space and pet accomodations are typical. Finding opportunities to reach out through shared spaces like community pavilions or walking trails can help you make the most of your new home.

Local Townhomes for Rent

When looking for townhomes for rent in Michigan, you’ll find a wide selection of amenities available through Pure Real Estate Management. We offer multiple floor plans in growing communities. Visit our website to schedule a tour and start moving into a new home today.