Home ownership more expensive than renting in 3/4 of US

Posted on AllSides July 22nd, 2022
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(NewsNation) — It is now cheaper to rent an apartment than purchase a home in more than 75% of the country, Realtor.com reported in a new study Thursday. 

The development is a major change, as just this past January similar research discovered entry-level home ownership had a slight edge over renting in just over half the market. 

The reason is twofold, according to the study.

While home rentals have and are continuing to see record-breaking prices — including an eighth-month stretch starting in June of 2021 when rent growth reached double digits for properties...

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