Figuring out the best option is based on how quickly rents are rising, how long you plan to stay in a home and many other factors.
You can use this calculator to find the right solution for your situation.
Here you'll see the total costs of renting versus buying after you compare your monthly payments, the amount a purchased home could increase in value, the amount your rent could increase, and the interest rate you might pay on a mortgage. The option with the lower number will be your best choice.
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