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Rent v.s Buy

How Much You Need to Make to Rent a Home in U.S. Cities | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home

In a growing number of cities, a significant portion of the population spends 40% or even 50% of income on rent alone. Indeed, SmartAsset's analysis of rent data across the country found that in many places, a family would need to earn six figures to afford average market rents.

10 Consumer Trends and Implications for Marketing Practice in 2015

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a marketing professor and therefore an active researcher, I pay close attention to changes in consumption and how these changes might impact marketing strategy. Below, I outline ten observations related to consumer trends and offer questions for you to contemplate as you fine-tune your marketing strategies for 2015.

'I Bought My First Home With Just $4,000 Down'

The Huffington Post | Mohini Kundu | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home

Becoming a homeowner before 30 is no small feat. And making a successful purchase with just $4,000 as down payment is harder still. Nashville graph...

10 Cities Where The Rent Is Too Damn High

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 03.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

Think you can't afford to rent in a city? Well, that may be true, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't afford to live in a city. According t...

Should I Buy Or Rent My Home? Six Crucial Factors You Should Consider | Posted 05.05.2014 | HuffPost Home

One person's "flexibility" is another person's "lack of stability." And one person's "stuck" is another person's "steady." The way you'll feel about buying vs. renting is very much in the eye of the beholder.

Buying a Home Is 38 Percent Cheaper Than Renting -- But How Risky Is It?

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all of the 100 largest metro areas. Rising mortgage rates and home prices have narrowed t...

Is This The New Relationship Deal-Breaker?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know young couples who ended things because one of them wanted kids and the other didn't. Homeownership is the same kind of deal breaker. It speaks to lifestyle choices, values and what things you're willing to sacrifice for.

When to Rent vs. Buy a Home

SaveUp | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

The housing market continues to recover and interest rates have stayed at historic lows. Therefore, buying a house might seem appealing. However, whether or not that is a good decision for you personally is an entirely different question.

Unless Mortgage Rates Hit 10.5 Percent, Buying Still Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Because mortgage rates are still near long-term lows, and because prices fell so much after the housing bubble burst and remain low relative to rents even after recent price increases, buying is still much cheaper than renting. That means that the recent jump in rates doesn't change the rent-versus-buy math much.

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.

Rent vs. Buy: Which LA Neighborhoods Are Best?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.08.2012 | Los Angeles

There is now a quick-and-easy solution to your rent-versus-buy conundrum. It's called the "breakeven horizon," and it's the number of years you wi...

Rent vs. Buy: What the Standard Indices Aren't Telling You

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 10.02.2012 | Money
Dr. Stan Humphries

Rent or buy? It's a popular topic, and plenty of experts are quick to trot out a simple rent vs. buy index and tell you that if you live in, say, San Francisco, you should be renting, while if you live in Detroit, buying makes more sense.

It's Cheaper To Rent In Only 4 Big U.S. Cities

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to the foreclosure crisis, buying a two-bedroom home is cheaper than renting in most big cities. In its quarterly Rent vs. Buy Index, real est...

PHOTOS: The Top U.S. Cities Where Its Cheaper To Rent Than Buy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With top lenders like Bank of America and PNC issuing far-reaching moratoriums on foreclosures, now may just be a better time to rent than buy. A sim...

How To Rent Tools

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The eco-boons of renting/borrowing tools instead of buying them aren't exactly blatant since it's difficult to really pinpoint the environmental woes ...