In the latest Rent vs. Buy Reportfrom Trulia, 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 recentstudybyGoBankingRateslooked 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.
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 Macreportsthat 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.
Buying a home makes sensesociallyand financially. If you are one of the many renters who would like to evaluate your ability to buy this year, let’s get together and find you your dream home.
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