April 17th, 2020

The Narrowing Gap Between Renting And Buying A Home In The US

The Narrowing Gap Between Renting And Buying A Home In The US

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According to data compiled by Realtor.com in the fourth quarter of 2019, it is still more affordable overall to rent versus buy a home — but just barely. The median monthly mortgage payment at the end of 2019 was $1,600, while the median monthly rent payment was $1,319. This is largely due to steadily-increasing rates, rising home prices, and near-record-low mortgage rates.