Should I buy this property or should I find one to rent?

This question is one of the most frequently asked questions by a lot of people who plan on having a place to live in. I am sure that this has been bouncing around your head for a while as well. In this article, we will take a look at the different advantages and disadvantages of both buying and renting a place. We hope that this will help you in deciding which option is best for you. 

Advantages of buying

  • The value of your home may potentially grow in the future.
  • There are a lot of good interest rates available.
  • Owning a home can put you in a good financial position in the future.
  • There is no need to argue with a landlord since you own the property. Breaking something won’t be as big of a problem anymore.

Disadvantages of buying

  • You may be forced to buy a house in a neighborhood that you do not like because of the high property prices in your favored neighborhoods.
  • You have to prepare other monthly fees aside from the monthly mortgage. You have to include other expenses such as maintenance, bills, repairs, and interest rates in your monthly budget.
  • Preparing a good amount of initial deposit may take you a long time. 

Advantages of renting

  • You will not have to worry about property rates in the neighborhood, which will allow you to live wherever you want.
  • You can relocate to another place whenever you want to. 
  • You do not need to worry about monthly fees such as maintenance, bills, and the sorts.
  • You will have a place to live as soon as possible since you do not need to worry about preparing for an initial deposit.

Disadvantages of renting

  • The money you are spending is not going to a property that you own. 
  • You might have difficulty with monthly rental payments.
  • You may end up with a dreadful landlord. 

You should consider your financial resources, currents needs, and lifestyle before preparing to buy a place to live. We advise you to talk to your broker before arriving at a decision. Having a broker will help you grasp where you are in life and what you can afford.