Different Types of Rental Properties and Who They’re Right For

By Sapir Realty   |   November 17, 2022   |   Blog post

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Are you considering buying a rental property? If so, it’s important to understand the different types of rental properties and who they’re right for. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five types of rental properties—single-family homes, townhomes, condos, lofts, and apartments to assist in deciding which type of rental property is right for you.

1. Single-Family Homes 

This is the most traditional type of rental property and usually consists of a house with a backyard. Single-family homes are typically popular with families or roommates who want a bit more space than an apartment can provide. 

2. Townhomes 

Townhomes are similar to single-family homes in that they typically have multiple stories and a backyard. However, townhomes are attached to other units (think: two houses side-by-side) and often have common walls. This type of rental is popular with people who want more space than an apartment but don’t necessarily need or want a full single-family home. 

3. Condos 

Condos are similar to townhomes in that they’re attached to other units and have common walls. However, unlike townhomes, condos are usually found in larger buildings with multiple floors (think: an apartment complex). This type of rental is popular with people who want all the amenities of a complex (pool, gym, etc.) but don’t need or want the hassle of maintaining their own yard. 

4. Lofts 

Lofts are open concept living spaces that are typically found in converted warehouses or industrial buildings. This type of rental is popular with creative types or people who work from home and need an inspiring space to get their work done. 

5. Apartments 

Apartments are the most common type of rental property and can be found in almost any city or town across the country. Apartments come in all shapes and sizes, but most consist of one or two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a small kitchen area. This type of rental is popular with people who want the convenience of city living without the hassle or expense of owning their own home. 


There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to finding the perfect rental property for you—it all depends on your specific needs and preferences. And if you are considering renting out your home, it is important to consider a property management company such as Sapir Realty. We specialize in property management tasks throughout Metro Atlanta. Contact us today to learn more!