Cost of Homeownership Increases 3 Times the Price of Renting

With affordability draining quickly, the gap is growing between the amount of buyers with a desire to purchase, and the amount of buyers who actually can. According to an analysis newly released by realtor.com®, the cost of homeownership has increased more than three times the price of renting today—and, areas in growing numbers are unaffordable. […]

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Prices Starting to Top Out

Home prices are starting to top out, with appreciation decelerating as the market moves toward a peak, according to the Buy vs. Rent Index published by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU). “Housing markets are slowing, suggesting that we are nearing a peak in housing markets around the U.S.—but this is good […]

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Buy vs. rent: Guiding clients through the age-old dilemma

With millennials’ preference toward a mobile lifestyle, the question of “buy versus rent” is prevalent among a demographic that constitutes a large segment of our first-time homebuyers …

Buy vs. rent: Guiding clients through the age-old dilemma

With millennials’ preference toward a mobile lifestyle, the question of “buy versus rent” is prevalent among a demographic that constitutes a large segment of our first-time homebuyers …

NAR says homebuilders should get busy

Rising rents are making it harder for entry-level buyers to save up for a down payment, even as price increases in many markets make homes less affordable. The solution? Builders need to significantly pick up the pace of new home …

Fewer people moving to buy rather than rent, more looking for cheaper housing

Nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population — 35.9 million people — moved between surveys taken in 2012 and 2013, and nearly half cited a housing-related reason as their most important motivation, according to a report from the U.S. Census …

A nation of renters is changing its tune

Known as a nation of renters, only around 43 percent of those living in Germany own their property, but the number is slowly increasing.

The Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) has conducted a five-year analysis of all 402 counties and cities in the country to find out where it’s worth it to buy property …

The X factor in the buy vs. rent equation: How long will you stay?

A home is the biggest purchase many people will ever make, and because home values can move abruptly in either direction, homebuyers are often advised to think of a prospective home primarily as a place. If it also happens to …

Buying beats renting in all 100 largest U.S. metros

Trulia study finds advantage is smallest in Honolulu, San Francisco, NYread more