Category Archives: Rent vs. Buy

Here’s How Much Monthly Income You Need to Rent a House in Every State

By DUSTIN NELSONPublished On 08/29/2018, Thrillist SAN FRANCISCO | SHUTTERSTOCK.COM It can get tiring to repeatedly hear how expensive rent is in places like San Francisco or New York. It’s expensive. It’s really damn expensive. However, it can be complicated to contextualize rent … Continue reading

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More Young Families Opt to Rent instead of Buy

Homeownership for families with young kids drops 14% July 16, 2018, Jessica Guerin, HousingWire.com More young families chose to rent instead of buy in the 10-year span from 2006-2016, according to a study by RENTCafé. Likely influenced by rising home prices, tough … Continue reading

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When is a good Time to Rent? Not Now!!!!

KCM Crew, June 17th, 2018 People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands … Continue reading

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying

KCM Crew, June 12th, 2018 Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a … Continue reading

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Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in the Majority of the US

KCM Crew, April 23rd, 2018 The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report. The updated numbers show that … Continue reading

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US Housing Market Still In “Buy Territory”!

KCM Crew, April 9th, 2018 According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound … Continue reading

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Millennials Spend Nearly $100,000 on Rent by Age 30

DSNews.com, April 7th, 2018 Forty-five percent. That’s the percentage of an average millennial’s income that they’ll spend on rent between the ages of 22 and 30, according to a new study by RENTCafé. That definitely sounds like a lot—as does the … Continue reading

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