Cheaper to buy than rent in FL

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A recent study done by GoBanking found that in the Sunshine State it was less expensive to buy than rent (if you have the 20% down payment).

Our average rents according to the study are $1500+ VS $1300+mortgage payment for buying. That equates to a savings of over $2000 annually if you purchase a home instead of renting.

My advice to buyers, especially first timers is to get off the fence and purchase now. By purchasing a home now you will also take advantage of the low mortgage interest rates. It's GO TIME PEOPLE!

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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Advice to buyers, especially first timers is to get off the fence and purchase now. By purchasing a home now you will also take advantage of the low mortgage interest rates.

Jul 28, 2017 04:58 AM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great advice and a gorgeous photo! I sure wouldn't mind that view every day!

Jul 28, 2017 05:57 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Marco. No surprise for me. What a lovely picture of your pool.

Jul 28, 2017 07:00 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Renting has never seemed like a good option for me and I am always surprised with how many people do so when they are able to buy.

Jul 28, 2017 09:50 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Marco - I am with you.  Buying in Florida now is a great investment.

Jul 28, 2017 11:27 AM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Marco.

Exactly, I've been telling people that for years. 

Jul 29, 2017 02:01 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I believe you. We do VRBO rentals in Jupiter and I am amazed at what we get.

Jul 29, 2017 06:32 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is true of my area too, Marco. Buyers can buy a beautiful home for some of those rent payments.

Aug 05, 2017 06:25 PM #10
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Marco Giancola You are so right!  The rents now are so high that it's cheaper to buy.  Great meeting you at the meetup today!

Aug 16, 2017 05:22 PM #11
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Rents contiinue to escalate and people who buy are now building equity ...Yaaah !

Aug 17, 2017 04:57 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The tax benefits of home ownership increase the savings.

Sep 03, 2017 04:33 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Marco --- the percentage of home ownership in our area is quite low versus most of the country.   Finding 3.5% for a down payment can be a struggle for many --it's not an easy place to be a first-time homebuyer but it remains a popular place to live.  

Sep 03, 2017 11:01 AM #14
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello  - yes the downpayment is the key! We have the same situation here.

Sep 04, 2017 05:15 AM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I hope you are enjoying a most productive month.

Sep 18, 2017 04:44 AM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That fence really seems to be a safe haven for people who don't have a clue Marco Giancola 

Sep 19, 2017 09:08 PM #17
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Marco.  It's also difficult to find suitable rental properties in the Stuart area.

Sep 20, 2017 05:41 AM #18
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love your "postcards from Miami" - I had never noticed that before - or is it new? Glad that you survived the hurricane

Sep 28, 2017 04:16 AM #19
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

First off, that picture posted with this blog is a testament to special living.  What an amazing scene that is, Marco.  

For renters living in areas where rent is more expensive than house payments, they should ask themselves why they are still renting.

Sep 30, 2017 01:13 PM #20
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Marco-That is a gorgeous view. Have a wonderful evening.

Sep 30, 2017 01:36 PM #21
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That is a gorgeous view, Marco. You make a great point. Call Marco today and stop renting and start looking for your new home. D 

Oct 01, 2017 07:42 AM #22
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