Monthly Archives June 2014

Buy a Home or Rent? A Calculator to Help You Decide

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The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. But the costs of buying are more varied and complicated than for renting, making it hard to tell which is a better deal. To help you answer this question, our calculator takes the most important costs associated with buying a house and computes the equivalent monthly rent.

Buy vs. Rent Calculator 

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WOULD YOU RATHER: PAY A BROKER’S FEE OR HIGHER RENT?

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Broker Deal or No Deal? In a renter-heavy city like NYC, paying a broker to find you a decent place is just a way of life—for some, that is. We asked five New Yorkers: Would you rather pay a broker’s fee when you sign the lease or the same amount in higher rent over the course of 12 months?

  • Pay it forward  I like working with brokers. I just don’t have the time to be on the Internet all day and making calls. I don’t mind paying a fee for quality work, which to me means promptly returning calls and emails, constant updates and finding options that really fit my wish list. I don’t like brokers who try to up-sell right away, without putting in the effort to find places that suit my criteria...
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