Monday, September 30, 2013
Rent vs. Buy: Why Buying a House Generally Wins
It remains a debate fought by smart people on both sides, because the variables make calculus look like third-grade math.
Advocates of buying will use arguments that feature phrases such as "throwing away money on rent," "mortgage interest rate deduction," and "forced savings." They may even appeal to your sense of community by pointing out the social benefits of an ownership mentality.
Advocates of renting will say the benefits of homeownership are overrated while the costs are underrated.
From the title of this column, you know where I stand. But let's give the rent advocates their due. (more)
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