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Should you Buy or Rent a Property?

Buying -Advantages Can build equity and credit No landlord to answer to More stability Possible tax benefits Can improve or upgrade home to your tastes Property tax bills Disadvantages Requires substantial money, paperwork upfront Could lose money if home values decline Extra expenses beyond mortgage payments Rising home prices and low inventory in many markets Responsible for repairs, remodeling Renting -Advantages Fewer upfront costs and paperwork Freedom to be more mobile Not responsible for maintenance, repairs.. No need to worry about falling home values Build credit (if your landlord reports rent payments to the credit bureaus) No property tax bills Disadvantages Landlord can raise rent or sell the property Choices may be limited depending on vacancies Might have to move multiple times DonĀ“t build equity No tax benefits