Rent vs. Buy

Turtle Creek Gardens: Living Well And Wisely While Saving For Down Payment

By Jon Anderson / November 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

Homeownership is the most consistent way to build up the nest egg you’ll need in retirement. People who downsize their homes are cashing out equity built up over a lifetime (and telling the kids they’re on their own). Sure, there are many reports that claim folks who rent in some areas make out better. But […]

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BobMortgage Zone: Is it Better to Rent or to Own?

By Joanna England / September 6, 2018 / 2 Comments

Depending on where we are in the real estate market’s cycle, it might be more financially advantages to rent rather than buy a home. According to CNBC’s Dana Olick, it’s better to rent than to buy in today’s market. But is that really the case? Take a look at the fact and figures in the […]

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Over Renters on the Rise in Fort Worth

By Seth Fowler / November 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

There is a new buzz word in real estate: Over Renter.  This term is used to describe individuals or families that make $150,000 or more annually that choose to rent a home or apartment in lieu of purchasing a traditional home.  These high-income renters certainly can purchase a home but elect to pay top dollar […]

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To Rent or to Buy: Biased Khan Academy Lecture Oversimplifies a Common Conundrum

By Joanna England / February 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

A friend of mine has been following our recent analysis of demographic groups more likely to rent or buy, especially this story by Candace Tharp and this breakdown of Census info, and sent me a link to this online lecture from a Khan Academy instructor that dissects the costs associated with renting versus buying a […]

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To Rent or To Buy: Trulia's Map Tells Us We Should Rent in NYC, Buy in Dallas

By Joanna England / August 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

What a cool feature! I love that Trulia is coming up with cool ways to make their cache of data more accessible. If you’re a buyer and want to know if it’s more prudent to rent or to buy a home in your city, check out this cool color-coded heat map. My favorite feature is […]

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