ByAmy FontinelleAre you gearing up to buy your first place? Shopping for a home is exciting, exhausting and a little bit scary. In the end, your aim is to end up with a home you love at a
Owning Is More Cost Effective
Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the past year, low mortgage rates have kept home ownership from becoming more expensive than renting. Some markets might tip in favor of renting later this year as prices continue to rise faster than rents and if – as most economists expect – mortgage rates rise, due both to the strengthening economy and Fed tapering. Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying – and rates haven’t been that high since 1989. Buying a home makes sense. Rental costs have historically increased at higher rates than inflation. Lock in a mortgage rate and payment before home prices and rates rise as experts expect they will
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