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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.

March 1, 2012
Ways to combat threats to real-estate investment.
March 1, 2012
Caution on REO-to-rental initiative; extending debt cancellation relief; FHA fee changes; My REALTOR® Party victories.
March 1, 2012
Housing markets are complex and varied, and a government pilot program to turn bank-owned properties into rentals could be disruptive and counterproductive in some markets, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
February 24, 2012
All of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases.
November 14, 2011
Home ownership provides many benefits to the family, children, and the community, such as increased education, lower teen-age pregnancy rate, and a higher lifetime annual income.
November 12, 2011
The U.S. will not become a nation of renters; there are just too many benefits, both financial and otherwise, to own versus rent. That’s according to the combined findings of several recent studies presented during the “Buyer or Renter Nation?” session today at the 2011 Realtors® Conference & Expo.
July 6, 2011
According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®, 72 percent of renters surveyed said owning a home is a top priority for their future, up from 63 percent in 2010.
January 19, 2011
A substantial majority of both home owners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. That’s according to the results of a National Association of Realtors® survey of 3,793 adults conducted online by Harris Interactive.

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