Performance Property Real Estate Question

When Is It Best To Rent Not Buy

Q: Is buying always better than renting? Sandy, Linden, NJ A: The first thing to consider whether you rent or buy is affordability—what can you reasonably afford? In some places like Manhattan or San Francisco, homeownership may be out of reach for many people because the price of land is so high. Overall, the benefits of homeownership certainly add up over time (tax deductions, wealth or equity creation etc.). It is unwise to think of renting vs. buying in a one size fits all way. As with all important life decisions, before considering whether to rent or buy, you should look honestly at your current personal situation—your income, your debt, your marital status and most importantly, your goals-short term and […]

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