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The Retiree Dilemma: Rent or Own?

A question on the minds of many older Americans trying to find balance between their housing needs and financial situations as they prepare to retire is the decision to rent or own a home.

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Buying is Cheaper than Renting in Most Housing Markets

On a national level, several economic conditions influence today’s market such as home price growth outpacing rent growth since 2012 (favoring the rent side of the equation) and interest rates returning to historic lows after reaching 4 percent of higher in 2013 and 2014.

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Investors Continue to Favor Flipping Over Renting by Narrowing Margin

Overall investor intent in April's survey showed that slightly more than half (50.4 percent) of investors preferred flipping as a strategy, while 48.3 percent of investors said they intended to employ a hold-to-rent strategy. This data compared with 53.5 percent and 44.8 percent, respectively, in Q1. "Most of the country and most investor segments performed in a manner very consistent with what we’ve seen over the past year, but investment strategies in Texas appear to have shifted pretty dramatically," Auction.com EVP Rick Sharga said.

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Zillow: Buying a Home Beats Renting After 2 Years

Zillow's break-even horizon analysis came to an interesting conclusion: in half of U.S. metros, buying a home is a better financial decision than renting for buyers intending to stay in their home at least two years. The company’s analysis includes all costs associated with buying versus renting, including upfront payments, closing costs, anticipated monthly rent and mortgage payments.

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