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This Is Why Every Renter Should Consider Buying Now

WHY OUR CONDO IS THE PERFECT INFLATION HEDGE My wife Heejin and I own a rental condo in Scottsdale – with a small, fixed-rate mortgage and quickly increasing rent, as Scottsdale is one of the hottest markets in the country. It is a perfect example of why real estate is such a great inflation hedge. […]Read More

Rent Vs. Buy Comparison – Follow Up To Responses; ADU Follow Up Too

Yesterday, I blogged about Rent Vs. Buy Comparisons In The Age of Inflation, and I got a surprising amount of feedback, including the following: “I put 5% down, and my housing payment is $500 lower than my Mom’s rent.” “You are not accounting for maintenance costs!” “Do you guys do ITIN Loans?” “Unsubscribe” 😊 5% […]Read More

Rent Vs. Buy Comparisons In The Age Of Inflation

$500,000 HOME APPRECIATES $200,000 IN 9 MONTHS My wife Heejin bought a house in Plano, TX, in November for $519,000. We put down 20%, and our PITI is $2,725. The house was rented for $3,700 per month when we bought it, so we could have cash flowed nicely from the start. The tenants moved out […]Read More

Should You Rent Or Buy A House?

Should you rent or buy a home? Many people are considering buying a home – and for a good reason! There are many advantages to buying a home: enjoy more space, build equity, and decorate and paint the walls however you like without asking a landlord. But, there are advantages to renting – especially if […]Read More

Rent vs. Buy Calculators; A “Must” for Renters Nervous About Payments

Below is a repeat of a blog from September of 2014. It is still applicable today. Interesting aside: the rate quote was 1/8% higher than today’s rate, so rates are not as “bad” as we think. We have a borrower paying $1,800 in rent who is very nervous about her potential payment increase after she […]Read More