Study: Buying Trumps Renting in Most PlacesDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
Buying is still more affordable than renting in the majority of U.S. housing markets, according to a new analysis. A study conducted by RealtyTrac factored in 2015 fair market rental data recently released by the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development for three-bedroom properties in 543 counties nationwide with populations of at least 100,000. Buying a median-priced home was found to be more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 68 percent of the counties tracked.
Overall, in 473 of the counties tracked, the fair market rent for a three-bedroom property in 2015 will require 27…
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