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Buying vs Renting

Is it better to buy or rent? Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors. NAR provides statistics and studies on home owners and renters as well as information on financing options.

December 17, 2012
A big growth in new household formations is expected to drive up housing starts in the new year that will outpace the apartment boom, according to Freddie Mac's forecasts.
December 7, 2012
Developers are ramping up apartment construction across the country to cash in on rising rents.
November 27, 2012
It's a good time to be a landlord, but renters are likely going to have to dig deeper in their pockets with a rise in rental costs forecast for the foreseeable future.
November 27, 2012
The Wall Street Journal cites five significant factors behind the recent rise in home prices.
November 8, 2012
With expectations that rents will keep on rising, more Americans are being tempted by home ownership, a new survey shows.
September 25, 2012
San Francisco lawmakers will vote Tuesday on a possible building code change that could allow some of the tiniest apartments in the country.
September 20, 2012
Rising rents are leading to a swelling number of people who are now spending at least half their income on rental fees.
September 18, 2012
A new Trulia study shows that owning a home is more affordable than renting over a seven-year time frame in America's 100 biggest cities.
July 11, 2012
Is it better to buy or rent? The information listed here will assist you in helping answer this question. Included are statistics and studies on home owners and renters as well as financing options and tips.
March 1, 2012

Government support is critical to a healthy housing market.