Buying versus renting
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Buying versus renting analyzing the alternatives by Stephen R. Mettling

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Published by Real Estate Education Co. in Chicago .
Written in English


  • House buying -- Decision making -- Mathematical models.,
  • Rent -- Decision making -- Mathematical models.,
  • Real estate investment -- Decision making -- Mathematical models.,
  • Real estate business -- Mathematics.

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Edition Notes

StatementStephen R. Mettling.
SeriesCreative financing skill development series
LC ClassificationsHD1379 .M594 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. ;
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3227777M
ISBN 100884621456
LC Control Number83139346

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  If you go with the buy option, make sure to do some research on the buy back price. Some buy back prices make the book worth buying instead of renting. For example, if the book is $50, but the store will buy it back at the end of the semester for $25, then buying it, instead of renting it for $30 is the better option. There are a few things to consider. 1) How do you feel about supporting the author? With dead and famous writers I have no problem whatsoever checking their book out from a library (or downloading a public domain version to my Kindle). With more.   A quick rent vs. buy comparison could be done using the price-to-rent ratio. Price-to-rent ratio is calculated by dividing the home value by the annual rent amount. Generally speaking, if the price-to- rent ratio is less t buying might be a better option. On the other hand, if the ratio is greater t renting might be better. Renting vs. buying a home is a big decision, and there are pros and cons to each option. In recent years, a higher percentage of U.S. households were renting than at any point since

The Rent vs. Buy Calculator uses the everyday costs of renting and buying to compute and refine results. We included ongoing payments for rent and renter’s insurance and a one-time security deposit. The ® rent vs. buy calculator is a tool to help you compare the cost of renting or buying a home over time. Because buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will.   Dante Smith (ENG’12) says that for him, the question of buying versus renting is answered on a case-by-case (or book-by-book) basis. “I’ll buy a new book if it’s a new edition and I can’t yet get it used, which happens a lot,” says Smith.   When Renting Costs Considerably Less. It may not make financial sense for you to buy if you mortgage payment would be triple the amount or more than what you would pay for rent. Do you really want to pay $48, a year to own a home that would cost you $2, a month or $24, a year to rent?