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Buying Versus Renting

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Buying Versus Renting, from most recent to least.

Report: It’s Cheaper to Rent than to Buy in DC

Report: It’s Cheaper to Rent than to Buy in DC

Nena Perry-Brown | December 14th 2020

Plummeting rental prices in the DC area mean that it's now a better deal to rent than to buy. ... read »

30 Percent of DC Area Renters Can Afford to Buy in the Region

30 Percent of DC Area Renters Can Afford to Buy in the Region

Nena Perry-Brown | March 7th 2019

A recent analysis by the Urban Institute examines how affordable it is for renters in the DC area to buy a house. ... read »

2.96 Years: The Breakeven Horizon For DC-Area Homeowners Gets Shorter

2.96 Years: The Breakeven Horizon For DC-Area Homeowners Gets Shorter

Nena Perry-Brown | May 21st 2018

A new Zillow analysis shows that would-be DC-area homebuyers will break even in less than three years. ... read »

Trulia: Buying 28% Cheaper Than Renting in the DC Area

Trulia: Buying 28% Cheaper Than Renting in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | May 24th 2017

With rents and home prices taking opposite trajectories, it is now 28 percent cheaper to purchase a house than to rent in the DC area. ... read »

Trulia: Buying 32% Cheaper Than Renting in the DC Area

Trulia: Buying 32% Cheaper Than Renting in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | April 21st 2016 | 1 Comment

Buying remains cheaper than renting in the DC area for those that can put a sizable down payment on a home, according to a new report out by Trulia. ... read »

Trulia: Buying 17% Cheaper Than Renting in the DC Area

Trulia: Buying 17% Cheaper Than Renting in the DC Area

UrbanTurf Staff | October 21st 2015

Despite rising home prices, it is still cheaper to buy than to rent in the DC area, However that calculation is tipping more in favor of renting. ... read »

Trulia: Buying 34% Cheaper than Renting in DC Area

Trulia: Buying 34% Cheaper than Renting in DC Area

Lark Turner | October 15th 2014

The real estate company calculated that buying is cheaper than renting in the DC area if you plan to be here for at least seven years. ... read »

Trulia: Buying Cheaper Than Renting In DC Until Rates Reach 9%

Trulia: Buying Cheaper Than Renting In DC Until Rates Reach 9%

Shilpi Paul | June 13th 2013 | 3 Comments

Now that mortgage interest rates seem to be moving north rather quickly, everyone is wondering how much the increasing rates will impact housing... read »

Point/Counterpoint: Is Now A Good Time to Buy Your First Home?

Point/Counterpoint: Is Now A Good Time to Buy Your First Home?

Shilpi Paul | May 14th 2012 | 4 Comments

Is now a good time to enter the housing market, or should you wait? The Wall Street Journal asked two experts to weigh in on this perpetually-asked... read »

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