I am relocating for a job and cannot meet a mortgage payment yet so my options are pretty open as far as what kind of apartment I can rent. I have been in a 4 plex.. standard 800 sq ft place. Should I move into a bigger community type complex where its a bit nicer, (covered parking, basketball/tennis court, playgrounds for the kids) and management takes care of everything for me or should I look for a smaller home to rent until my income affords me a house? My only concern about renting a home from someone is that I will get stuck fixing stuff on my dollar and my landlord wont be required to take care of certain things around the place. Does anyone have an opinion of one or the other?