The Truth about Renting vs. Buying
Not everyone should buy a house. It's true. And while I admit I LOVE selling homes, what I love even more is helping clients achieve clarity on the choice that's right for them.
And sometimes, the choice to rent IS the smartest one.
So you can see what I mean, here are a few scenarios when I’ve encouraged would-be buyers to sit tight, keep renting, and press pause on buying (at least for a little while):
If they're contemplating a major life change: career change, going back to school, marriage, or divorce.
If they're working to build up their credit and pay down some pesky debt.
If they have a tendency to get antsy after living somewhere for a year or two.
If they can’t seem to settle on what they want. It changes week to week.
If they really like the predictability of renting: no maintenance costs, no property taxes, no down payment funds.
The freeing news is there's no right or wrong. It's just a matter of discerning what's right for right now.
If you'd be helped by sitting down over coffee and taking an honest look at your options, I’d love to be one voice at the table. Regardless of the outcome, I’ll be here to cheer you on in the choice that’s right for you!