“Rental listing prices nationwide jumped 7.4% in the last year while for-sale listing prices dropped 8.8% … according to a report from HotPads, a property search site”.
Other recent articles online and in print have also suggested that rental vacancies are becoming increasingly harder to come by in many metropolitan areas. That has caused an upheaval in rental prices within those cities.
With new construction, both residential and commercial, being currently lackluster, no one is predicting an increase in the number of rental units newly available to the rental market anytime soon either.
So I ask you … If the above information was a math equation … what would the answer be?
I suppose the answer could be determined by the math equation YOU find within this information. But for me? The
Now that being said, it’s clear that the comparisons being made DO have to be equal and precisely the same. The apples being compared to apples thing. And I’m not promoting purchasing a home across the board. No … home ownership is not for everyone. Not always possible. Not always the right thing to do
But what I’m advocating is this… do your own math. Do your own homework. Roll up your sleeves and do a little investigating work. Dig around on the internet. Ask the hard questions regarding your local housing market. Make the calls. Grill the real estate professionals in your area.
Here’s something else to consider. The housing sale statistics for March 2011 showed that all-cash purchases (mostly investment purchases) made up a record 35% of sales. That is a HUGE clue as to what investors think will make them some money … and the wisdom of buying a home in this current market. Something for potential home buyers to think over too. If it makes sense for the investors ..
So now you’ve read this post. You’ve seen the information and have some facts and statistics to think over. What are you going to do?
Finding out if YOU are personally capable of buying a home is the first crucial step in your investigation. The mortgage financing of your home is where you must begin … and end … any home purchase or transaction.
Making the important decision to Buy a Home -vs- Renting has never been more critically hinged on your individual and personal financial scenario. Not your best friends. Not your parents. Not your co-workers. YOURS.
Originally posted at: http://www.genemundt.com/blog/2011/04/29/Trying-to-Decide-Between-Renting-Buying-a-Home-Heres-Some-Facts-Info-Suggestions-to-Consider-.aspx