Tag Archive for: renting

What Rent vs. Buy Analyses MISS! (Huge Esoteric Benefits Of Homeownership)

RISING RATES ALTER CALCULUS OF BUYING VS. RENTING The above headline is a link taken directly from the WSJ. I am blogging about it because rent vs. buy analyses are often ridiculously misleading and they miss so much! A typical rent vs. buy calculator like Freddie Mac’s will look at the total cost of renting […]Read More

The #1 Reason Renters Want To Buy A Home

FIXED HOUSING PAYMENT IS NOT THE BIGGEST INCENTIVE TO BUY In August, I blogged about Rent Vs. Buy Comparisons In the Age of Inflation, pointing out how comforting it is to buy a home and lock in a fixed housing payment when rents have been climbing as much as 30% per year in some markets. […]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

Is Renting Or Buying Better For You?

Many people want to know if renting or buying a home is right for them and their finances. There are pros and cons to renting and buying a home. To find out if you should continue to rent or if you’re prepared to own, check out the rest of this blog. Pros Of Renting Possible […]Read More

What Will $75,000 and $100,000 In Income Buy?

Many renters don’t realize how much house their income will buy in this environment, when rates are so low. We often maximize buyer’s qualification by having them use their savings to pay off consumer debt and put less down. For example, paying off debts that total $700 in monthly payments can increase a borrower’s purchasing […]Read More