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Rent Vs. Buy | Curtin Team Insider Blog

Thursday, December 1, 2016   /   by Tom Curtin

Should I Rent Or Should I Buy: Which Is Better For ME?

"Should I rent a home or should I buy?" It's a great question and one whose answers are different for everyone.


As REALTORS, we generally think that it's always a good time to buy, but we understand that "always" has a little gray area. When it comes to renting vs. buying, which is better depends on a whole host of factors.


In Atlanta, it's generally cheaper, in the long run, to buy, but that's not true across the board. Things vary from town to town and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. Before you decide what's best for you, it's best to get the facts.


Let's look at the black and white of it.


There are several things to consider with respect to how to decide what's best for you, but the easiest thing to look at is flat costs. Buying a home costs more than just its list price–there are mortgage closing costs, insurance, home repairs–all kinds of things–that go into the costs of owning a home, whereas renting is pretty straightforwar ...

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