2. Enjoy a dwelling that better suits your needs
When you rent, you can choose a house, apartment or condo that suits your current needs.
If you bought your present dwelling when you were raising a family, you may find a smaller dwelling is more practical now. If you want to reduce your dependence on driving, it makes sense to move to a rental unit that’s close to public transportation and within walking distance of shopping. If you have mobility problems, you can rent a home without stairs.
You can try living in a different neighborhood or town — or discover what it’s like to live in a different size of home — by booking a stay in a vacation rental. You’ll find lots of properties listed at Homestay and VRBO.