“Purchase vs. Renting”

“Purchase vs. Renting”







Good morning Joe,

I’ve been thinking for a long time about buying a home vs. renting but with my student loans I’ve been hesitant. I’m unsure what I can realistically afford. I was hoping you could help me figure that out. Also, I was even considering trying to get a foreclosure property and fixing it up - I know there are certain mortgages that will add the cost of construction/repairs. I just want to start by understanding what I can even afford which I know isn’t a large amount.

Thank you for your help,




The topic of renting vs. purchasing a home is a question that many ask themselves. I wish there was a simple answer, but there is not.


Katie is wise to reach out and ask a professional to review and discuss the pros and cons. After a one-hour conversation going over the cost to rent a home that would fit her needs and how much a mortgage payment would be, she is now house hunting.


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Comment balloon 6 commentsJoe Petrowsky • November 08 2018 07:34PM


Good morning, Joe Petrowsky buying vs renting....this is where you shine... call Joe and get the truth...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 year ago

This debate has been going on for ever and each time owning always comes out as the best option. The logic is you are paying a mortage;  its either yours or your landlords. You do have a choice!!!

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 year ago

We need to keep helping people understand that home buying is possible - and less expensive than renting in the long term

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. If you have to ask, you can't afford not to buy in the long run! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago

In my area it is much cheaper to buy than to rent.  You can buy for about 20% less of a monthly payment

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago

As long as it makes economic sense and they can accept responsibility of being a home owner it is a good choice.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 year ago