Buying a Home vs. Renting


Buying a Home is 36% Cheaper than Renting!

In Trulia’s most recent Rent vs. Buy Report,  it states home ownership using a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage remains cheaper than renting in the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.

The data shows a range from 5% less expensive in Orange County, California up to 46% in Houston, Texas.  The nationwide average is  36%.

GoBankingRates looked at the cost of renting vs. owing a home state by state.  The blue shades show where it is actually ‘a little’ or ‘a lot’ cheaper to own a home.


One of the primary reasons that owning a home has remained significantly cheaper than renting is due to near low historic mortgage interest rates. Freddie Mac reported rates fell last week to 3.43%.

Why pay your landlord’s mortgage by renting when you could be paying your own mortgage and building equity toward a more solid financial future.

Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying a home!  Rates haven’t been this high since 1989.  

Real Estate Bottom Line

Buying a home makes financial sense. If you are currently renting and would like to learn if you could qualify to buy a home, reach out to me and let’s see what makes sense for you.

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