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Rent Versus Buy For A $7M Pacific Heights House

Rent Versus Buy For A $7M Pacific Heights House

On the market as a rental for $23,000 a month in July, the asking rent for the five-bedroom Pacific Heights home at 2470 Broadway has been reduced to $18,000.  Of if you’d prefer, the property has just been listed for sale at $6.995 million as well. Originally designed by... Read More »

Top 5 Reasons For Renting, And Factors For Buying A Home

According to a Freddie Mac commissioned Harris Poll of around two thousand adults, a third of which were renters, the top five favorable factors for renting versus owning a home are: Provides freedom from home maintenance responsibilities Allows more flexibility over where you live Protects against home price declines... Read More »

The Rent Versus Buy Debate And Calculator Return

The Rent Versus Buy Debate And Calculator Return

With housing values having rebounded over the past three years and discussions of irrational exuberance returning as well, The New York Times has updated their Rent versus Buy Calculator. From the accompanying article entitled, “Rent or Buy? The Math Is Changing“: Since the start of 2011, prices have risen 33... Read More »

To Rent Or To Buy, That Is The Question (That Only You Can Answer)

To Rent Or To Buy, That Is The Question (That Only You Can Answer)

Here’s the reality. As with any analysis, it’s all about the assumptions. Over the next five years, which is about the average amount of time recent buyers have remained in their homes, prices in the Los Angeles area would have to rise more than 5 percent a year for... Read More »