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Friday, April 13 2012

Home buying is the smarter choice than renting, according to Trulia’s Winter 2012 Rent vs. Buy Index.

Buying a home is more affordable than renting in 98 of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, according to the index, which tracks asking prices for rental units compared to for-sale homes in major metro areas.

The only two metros out of the 100 tracked where renting was found to be the better deal: Honolulu and San Francisco. Still, the index notes that if you plan to stay in those markets more than five years, you might still be better off owning than renting in those markets too.

Falling home values and low mortgage rates have made home ownership more affordable. Meanwhile, rents have been on the rise.

“As rents rise and prices stagnate, home ownership is becoming even more affordable, but rising rents create a dilemma for people who can’t afford to buy yet,” says Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist. “Rising rents make it harder for people to save for a down payment, which is the biggest barrier to buying a home that aspiring home owners face.”

Top 10 Metros to Buy vs. Rent

1. Detroit

2. Oklahoma City, Okla.

3. Dayton, Ohio

4. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Mich.

5. Toledo, Ohio

6. Grand Rapids, Mich.

7. Cleveland, Ohio

8. Atlanta

9. Gary, Ind.

10. Memphis, Tenn.

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Daily News http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2012/03/22/buying-cheaper-renting-in-nearly-all-major-cities

 

Posted by: Rolando Trentini AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, September 06 2009
Investors are returning as the real estate market recovers.

BusinessWeek’s real estate guru Marc Roth points out these opportunities, which he says make sense if investors are willing to look over the property carefully and ask tough questions.

Options they should consider include:
  • Buying a single-family house. This could be a first home or a dream home or a home to rent out.
  • Buying a multi-family investment property.
  • Snapping up a vacation property. There are deep discounts to be found in high-end resort areas.
  • Investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust. REITs were hit hard in the downturn, but many are on their way back.

Source: BusinessWeek, Marc Roth (08/26/2009) http://www.realtor.org/rmodaily.nsf/pages/News2009082701?OpenDocument
Posted by: Rolando Trentini AT 07:00 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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