Real estate
Real estate

Apartments vs Houses

It’s that age old battle: apartments or houses? Which is better? Do I even need a house? Can I afford the bills on a house?

It’s that age old battle: apartments or houses? Which is better? Do I even need a house? Can I afford the bills on a house?

All of these questions cycle through your head when looking for a new home; especially if you’re a first time buyer or just moving out of your parents’ house. If you’re searching for answers, we’re here to help you out and decide which is better, an apartment or a house?


Apartments are generally smaller than houses, but this doesn’t mean they don’t have their merits. Let’s run through some of the pros and cons of apartment living.


  • Generally cheaper, both to rent/purchase, for repairs, and living costs
  • Less space means easier maintenance
  • Security. Many apartment buildings have security by the entrance, and a main door that you need a key to get through before even reaching the actual apartments. Apartments may also be less likely to be broken into due to being away from the ground.


  • Noise: You’ll have people on every side of you, so noise could be an issue
  • Space: There is less space in an apartment, although this might not be an issue for a single person, or a couple
  • Garden: Although some properties have communal gardens, the majority of apartments won’t have garden space of your own


Houses seem to be a popular choice among first time buyers, but are they necessarily better than apartments? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons and find out.


  • Room to grow, especially as a family. The majority of houses also have their own gardens, which will be a benefit for many.
  • Houses tend to feel more like your own space. You’re not surrounded on all sides by other people, so your home really will feel like your own.
  • Chances for development if you buy your own house. Adding extensions is always possible on houses, unfortunately the same can’t be said for apartments.


  • Generally, houses will be more expensive — to buy, to maintain, and with regards to extra costs.
  • Seemingly less security, although fitting an alarm is always a good idea.
  • If your house is in a bigger city, you run the risk of ending up with very little space…
  • and potentially a lot of noise pollution.

So which is better?

Unfortunately, there’s no clear cut answer to this question, as both property types are good for different people. If you’re looking for a family home, the logical choice is a house; but if you live alone, with no immediate plans to expand your family, then an apartment would be just fine for you!

We would recommend taking into consideration your personal circumstances when deciding which type of property to purchase or rent. You’ll know which type of property is best for you!

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Whether you’re looking for a house or an apartment; or selling, we can help. Connecting you with the finest Real Estate Agents and landlords, Domobase is the best choice for finding new, or selling existing, property. Simply input your details, or link your social media profile, then tell us the property you’re looking for (whether that’s an apartment, or a house!) and wait for someone to contact you. Simple!

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.