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renting vs owning

should you rent or own? our simple calculator can help you decide which option is best for you.

If you stay in your home for 8 years, renting could be cheaper than owningowning could be more beneficial than renting
you could save $13,770 in total
your 8-year cost breakdown rent own
total cost $36,850 $50,620
total rent paid (incl. insurance) $257,489  
down payment lost interest -$13,733  
mortgage (insurance & principal)   $180,251
property tax   $39,921
maintenance   $35,019
insurance   $8,755
private mortgage insurance   $0
HOA   $4,800
buying expense   $4,775
selling expense   $32,806
home sale proceeds
(excl. down payment)

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