In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report fromTrulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in Sarasota (FL), and 35% Nationwide!
The other interesting findings in the report include:
Interest rates have remained low and even though home prices have appreciated around the country, they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation. “In the past year, these two trends have made homeownership even more affordable compared with renting.”
Some markets might tip in favor of renting if home prices increase at a greater rate than rents and if – as most economists expect – mortgage rates rise, due to the strengthening economy.
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 sense socially and financially. Rents are predicted to increase substantiallyin the next year, lock in your housing cost with a mortgage payment now. Call Dawn Borkowski, cell (864) 313-4608 for more information and guidance.
Author:Dawn Borkowski Phone: 864-313-4608 Dated: October 19th 2015 Views: 443 About Dawn: ...
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