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Friday
Sep282012

rent vs. own

The news is out that, in some markets, housing prices had risen slightly in July—the third month in a row. Meanwhile in Chicago, October 1st and May 1st are the two biggest dates of the year for apartment swapping—which means lots of moving vans on the streets this weekend!

Comparing the two options is a healthy exercise which can generate good food for thought. Written by Jane Hodges, rent vs. own—a real estate guide to whether renting or buying is the best answer—might also be titled own vs. rent.

To get from point A to B, the pros and cons of buying and renting are broken down and dozens of success stories and cautionary tales are shared to help make informed decisions.