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Rent Vs Buy

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Rent Vs Buy, from most recent to least.

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 »

Friday’s Must Reads

Friday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | June 3rd 2016

The lesser-known housing bubble of the 1 percent; Dupont Circle no longer DC's o-gaysis; and the upside-down High Line of Brazil. ... read »

Plan to Stay in DC for 3-4 Years? Buy, Don’t Rent, Says Zillow Study

Plan to Stay in DC for 3-4 Years? Buy, Don’t Rent, Says Zillow Study

Lark Turner | September 17th 2014

Zillow's breakeven measure shows how long it will take for that house to become a good financial choice. ... read »

Report: Nearly Half of DC Area’s Young Renters Could Afford to Buy

Report: Nearly Half of DC Area’s Young Renters Could Afford to Buy

Lark Turner | August 6th 2014 | 8 Comments

Nearly half of DC-area renters aged 25-34 could afford to buy, according to a Harvard study. ... read »

Trulia: Buying is 34% Cheaper Than Renting in DC Area

Trulia: Buying is 34% Cheaper Than Renting in DC Area

UrbanTurf Staff | February 26th 2014 | 14 Comments

Despite rising home prices, it is still cheaper to buy than to rent in DC (along will the 100 largest metros in the U.S), according to a report... read »

Trulia: Buying is 31 Percent Cheaper Than Renting in DC Area

Trulia: Buying is 31 Percent Cheaper Than Renting in DC Area

UrbanTurf Staff | September 19th 2013 | 12 Comments

Despite rising home prices, it is still cheaper to buy a home than to rent one in the DC area, according to a report published today by Trulia. But... read »

Trulia: Buying is 41 Percent Cheaper Than Renting in DC

Trulia: Buying is 41 Percent Cheaper Than Renting in DC

Shilpi Paul | March 21st 2013

Despite rising home prices, it is still cheaper to buy than to rent in DC (along will the 100 largest metros in the U.S), according to a report... read »

Rent Vs. Buy: The 32 Year-Old Journalist

Rent Vs. Buy: The 32 Year-Old Journalist

UrbanTurf Staff | March 14th 2013 | 5 Comments

Following the success of our rent versus buy exercise of a couple weeks ago, we decided to make it a regular part of our editorial stream. ... read »

The Rent Versus Buy Calculator Put to the Test, Part II

The Rent Versus Buy Calculator Put to the Test, Part II

Mark Wellborn | March 1st 2013 | 11 Comments

The New York Times Rent vs. Buy calculator is one of the go-to tools for those that are trying to make the decision between continuing to rent or... read »

Report: Homeownership in DC Area 43 Percent Cheaper Than Renting

Report: Homeownership in DC Area 43 Percent Cheaper Than Renting

Shilpi Paul | September 13th 2012 | 5 Comments

Trulia's latest Rent vs. Buy Report released Thursday morning stated that homeownership is 43 percent cheaper than renting in the DC area. However,... read »

DC Real Estate Guides

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Ballston
Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Clarendon
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Rosslyn
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
Shirlington
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
Huntington
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
Parkfairfax
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Maryland

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Annapolis
Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bethesda
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
Potomac
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
Wheaton
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Hyattsville
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Bloomingdale
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
Brightwood
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
Burleith
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
Crestwood
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
Georgetown
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
Kalorama
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
Palisades
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Petworth
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
Shaw
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Takoma
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Tenleytown
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

Brookland
New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
Deanwood
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Eckington
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
Langdon
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
NoMa
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Rosedale
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
Trinidad
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Woodridge
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Hillcrest
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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