13 cities where renting is cheaper than buying a home
It also comes with responsibility for maintaining the home, paying property taxes, carrying insurance, paying utilities and keeping up with community commitments such as paying association fees. These costs add up quickly, so it’s important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages before you buy.
LendingTree, the online loan marketplace, recently compared rents with mortgage payments in the 50 largest U.S. metros, finding that, in 30 of the 50 metros, renting is cheaper than purchasing a home.
Following are the 13 metros where renting is cheaper by more than $150 a month, beginning with cities with a smaller advantage for renters.