To live in an apartment in West Chester, PA or to buy a condominium? This is the most common dilemma among those who are looking to make a choice critical to their future. At 124 Marketplace, we help you see the difference – and make the right choice.

How to rent: advantages and disadvantages of private versus managed properties

While many people think there is a bigger difference between a condo and an apartment, in reality, they’re actually very similar – and quite actually, the exact same thing.

Now, there are many advantages and disadvantages when it comes to renting an apartment in West Chester, PA from a private owner as opposed to an apartment managed by a large real estate company. Most notably, in renting from a private owner, the landlord can choose to sell the property at any time, which can end up leaving you without a place to live. On the other hand, an apartment in West Chester, PA that is rented out and managed by a company (like McCool Properties) ensures a stable future. So if you’re looking for a place to really call home a luxury apartment unity like those at 124 Marketplace is literally, a safe bet.

Why rent an apartment in West Chester, PA?

First of all, West Chester is a wonderful mix of cozy and lively, and it’s probably one of the most historic places within the county, dating back centuries ago. When it comes to living in an apartment in West Chester, there’ always the advantage of flexibility – most apartment complexes will give you options for short-term or long-term leases (plus month-to-month options once the lease has expired). This is a far cry from being locked into a 30-year mortgage.

In renting an apartment in West Chester, the maintenance responsibilities are lifted off your shoulders (and placed on our 124 Marketplace team, who have the knowledge and resources to handle your problems quickly). When something breaks, we take care of it, and you don’t have to worry about any of those homeowner costs – another benefit of renting in West Chester (over buying).

Along those same lines, we provide a sense of community – with weekly activities for our residents, as well as community events, parties and complimentary coffee in the lobby. When you buy a condo or home, you’re on your own.

Moreover, an apartment for rent in West Chester will cost a lot less to get into than buying a condo. Therefore, if you have a tight budget you can always opt into renting. Our luxury units are more affordable and offer more amenities than many other properties in the borough. Plus, our monthly move-in specials offer incredible deals to make packing up and moving in an opportunity you just can’t pass up.


Whether your decision is made or you still have more questions, contact 124 Marketplace today, or schedule an appointment to meet with us and see the property, and we’ll be more than happy to tell you why our residents are so happy to call 124 Marketplace their home.