Homeownership Makes $ense
Owning a home is a dream for many, but does it make financial sense? Last week, Trulia released its national survey of Rent vs. Buy and found that, in 72% of the nation, the monthly payment to own a home was less expensive versus renting the same house. We all know that real estate, generally, is more expensive in Southern California compared to most of the country. So what does the Rent vs Buy look like here? In Yucaipa/Calimesa, the average 3 bedroom, 1500sqft home sold last month for $155,000. The FHA payment for this house @ 4.75% is $ 1111.00/month… fixed rate! The rents for this house range from $1300 – $1700. And….. a 2 bedroom is selling for $110,000 with a monthly payment of $ 788.00 versus rents of $850-$1100. Call me if you, or someone you know, would benefit from a ‘rent vs buy’ analysis!