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Rent or Buy

Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Buying may beat renting in every major metro by a wide margin, saving consumers thousands of dollars a year, but buying still remains out of reach for many would-be homeowners.

Everything You Need To Know About Renting

Investopedia | Jean Folger | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Renting property rather than owning is an option for many people who are not yet ready to settle down, who will be living in an area only temporarily,...

Rents Fell Last Year, But In Many Cities Still 'Too Damn High'

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Rents fell across the United States last year, but landlords got choosier. Overall average rent in the U.S. dropped to $820 in the fourth quarter ...

New York Is Officially The Best And Worst Place To Rent

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rent, or buy? Buy or rent?? We know you think this when you shave, when you jog, when you commute, when you everything. Luckily, just po...

James Kwak: Housing Is A Bad Investment

The Baseline Scenario | James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I've been telling my friends for a decade that housing is a bad investment. These are real housing prices over the past century, based on data collect...