Tag Archives: rent

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now!

  A well known question is whether or not now is the time to buy a home. However you don’t often hear, “Is it a good time to rent?” That’s because it is NOT a good time to rent. The …
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Shorewest Reports: America’s Rental Crisis — Invest in a Home Now

Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, recently stated, “We are in the midst of the worst rental affordability crisis that this country has known.” The numbers don’t lie — rent has climbed astronomically over the last decade. About …
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Categories: Home Buying


Federal Reserve Study Reveals Homeowners Net Worth is over 30 Times Greater than Renters

Since the Great Recession began and the housing market fell, homeownership was a less appealing avenue for acquiring wealth. Homeownership fell to lows as people were unable to pay their mortgages and renting became their only option. A new study …
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Categories: Home Buying


Ask an Agent: Buying versus Renting

Welcome to our new Monday segment on the Shorewest blog — Ask an Agent. If you have any real estate questions you want answered, email us at askanagent@shorewest.com and we’ll feature your answer on an upcoming blog post. Question: Why should …
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Categories: Home Buying


Buying Still a Better Deal than Renting

According to Trulia, it is 44% cheaper to buy versus rent, and homeownership is less expensive than renting in all of America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. Why? Affordable mortgage rates have kept buying an attractive option for would-be renters in …
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3 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Adapted from our friends at Keeping Current Matters. 1. Prices are increasing at an accelerated rate. The price of a home is the major consideration when deciding whether or not it makes financial sense to purchase a house. Experts are …
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