Rent vs Buy

Why Buying a Home is Better than Renting

Owning your own home has distinct advantages over renting, especially when it comes to building your net worth and providing a stable environment for your family. If you’re struggling with whether to buy versus rent, consider these 10 reasons to take the plunge into homeownership: 1. You can ramp up energy efficiency. Energy-efficient improvements—from adding …

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Don’t Assume You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home in Texas

You too can buy a house, even in a relatively unpredictable market. Talking with first time home buyers in Texas, they often say their reasons for why they haven’t chosen ownership over renting. Some common themes always emerge, which we discuss below. I don’t have a 20% down payment! Most people assume that you need …

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Don’t Worry So Much About the Down Payment

With rental vacancies at historic lows, and rental rates stronger than ever, many renters are considering becoming first-time homebuyers. However, some potential new homeowners may be held back by what they think they know, even if their preconceived ideas are incorrect. GoBankingRates.com posted 7 Common Myths About Home Buying this week, and the number one …

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Unique Challenges Faced By Millennials Buying Homes

Millennials are the “it” demographic these days. Everyone is talking about them, now that they’re entering their 30’s and they’ve overtaken the Baby Boomers in numbers. Though the term “millennial” was coined nearly a quarter century ago to define the generation born after Gen X, it wasn’t used much until pretty recently. Now, the word …

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Pay Yourself: Buying a Home Is Now Cheaper than Renting

When you purchase a home, you stop paying your landlord and start paying yourself – everyone’s heard that. Maybe you’ve had this old adage knocking around in your head for a while now, you’ve been saving for a down payment, and you’re considering making the leap into home ownership. In that case, you may be interested to …

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