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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.

February 24, 2014
North Dakota's oil boom – mostly centered in the western part of the state – is prompting record-high home and rental prices across the state.
February 20, 2014
Landlords are using dynamic pricing to decide what to charge tenants for rent, borrowing from a similar system used in the travel industry.
February 11, 2014
At luxury communities in Park City, Utah, a sleepover isn’t going to cut it. Instead, house hunters can vacation there before deciding whether to buy a property.
January 28, 2014
Average rental prices have ticked up nearly 4 percent nationwide, and the credit risk of tenants is improving, a new report by TransUnion shows.
January 24, 2014
Here's why you shouldn't refuse to work with renters: They just may be your next A+ clients.
January 8, 2014
Investments in single-family homes for rental properties will remain an attractive venture in many markets in the new year. Find out where.
December 11, 2013
The hipster lifestyle can have a "major impact on local real estate markets, and mostly in a positive way," according to a new survey that ranks the top "hipster" ZIP codes for investors.
December 10, 2013
About half of renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, up from 18 percent a decade ago, according to new research.
December 9, 2013
Though the rapid increase in demand for multifamily housing is expected to slow, a new study finds that the need for low-income and senior rental housing is at unprecedented levels, and is expected to keep growing.
December 9, 2013
A new study looks at how close investors should be to college campuses to see the highest returns on multifamily housing.