Looking at Apartments That Help Write Your Story Finding a home for you and your family is important. Unfortunately housing can be very expensive, and wages are often not very high. Because of this, you may be forced to rent for several years until you are able to find a job that is more stable and pays more. Do not wait to start your family until this time. There are many apartments available today that are great places to raise children, and that will help you write your family's story. There are several areas to look at when you are looking at apartments for your family. You will want an apartment that is in good condition, energy efficient, one that has character, and one that has space for your family. As you look at apartments, make sure the one you end up going with is in good condition. You should not have to deal with problems like mold or smoke odor when you move into a home. These problems should be non-existent in an apartment that you will be renting. Energy efficiency is very important when renting an apartment. It is so important because you are likely putting out a great deal already on rent. You will not want to put out large amounts on heating and cooling. Before going with an apartment, find out from the management what the monthly bills for heating or cooling usually are in both the winter and summer months. This will give you an idea of the energy efficiency of the property. Character is of course not what is most important, but depending on your personality, it probably has some significance. You do not want your children to grow up in a cookie cutter style home. A home with a little charm is always nice even if it is newly built. Charm will give your story a little more dimension. Space is essential when you have a couple of children. It is amazing how much stuff kids can accumulate. You will want to look at apartments that have space, but not just open space. Storage space is very important. Storage space that is hidden such as closets and storage space that is in the open such as built-in shelves are both helpful no matter how large your family. Having an apartment home rather than a purchased one might make you feel insignificant. Do not let it. There are some places where buying a home is impossible. Renting is just a part of life. If it needs to be a part of life so that you can write your story, so be it.