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Savings Expert: Is Renting Better Than Buying?

posted by Amy Suardi on September 28, 2010 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • Kelley Dees

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one! My husband is starting his first job post-law school with a law firm this fall and everyone keeps asking if we’re buying. We’ve chosen to wait for several of the reasons you mentioned: 1-it’s a new town & we don’t know the neighborhoods 2-we don’t know how long we’ll be there (semi-hoping long-term, semi-hoping a few years & then move closer to family) 3-the houses on the market that we could afford didn’t meet our standards of living 4-we have zero dollars for a down payment

    We were talking with someone last week about #4 (no down payment) and they told us “oh, they give you loans for the down payment now too. you just mortgage both!” Um, no thank you! If we can’t afford to save for a down payment, how will we afford any unexpected expenses that may arise?!?

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