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Buying Remains 36% Cheaper Than Renting!!! Read Why!!
August 13th, 2016 12:18 PM

Buying Remains 36% Cheaper than Renting!

Buying Remains 36% Cheaper than Renting! | Keeping Current Matters In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report fromTrulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the way up to 46% in Houston (TX), and 36% Nationwide! A recent study by GoBankingRates looked at the cost of renting vs. owing a home at the state level and concluded that in 36 states it is actually 'a little' or 'a lot' cheaper to own, represented by the two shades of blue in the map below. Buying Remains 36% Cheaper than Renting! | Keeping Current Matters One of the main reasons that owning a home has remained significantly cheaper than renting is the fact that interest rates have remained at or near historic lows. Freddie Macreports that rates fell again last week to 3.43%.

Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying - and rates haven't been that high since 1989.

Bottom Line

Buying a home makes sense socially and financially. If you are one of the many renters who would like to evaluate your ability to buy this year, meet with a local real estate professional who can help you find your dream home.

Posted by Cheryl Talbot ABR,GRI,e-PRO,MRP,SFR on August 13th, 2016 12:18 PMPost a Comment

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