Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

    Is Now a Good Time to Rent? People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today: As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with making the decision of whether or not you should renew your lease, you might be pleasantly surprised at your ability to buy a home of your own instead. Bottom Line One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, meet with a local real estate professional who can help determine if you are able to today!

    People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.

    The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:

    Is Now a Good Time to Rent? People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.  The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:  As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with making the decision of whether or not you should renew your lease, you might be pleasantly surprised at your ability to buy a home of your own instead.  Bottom Line  One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, meet with a local real estate professional who can help determine if you are able to today!

    As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with making the decision of whether or not you should renew your lease, you might be pleasantly surprised at your ability to buy a home of your own instead.

    Bottom Line

    One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, meet with a local real estate professional who can help determine if you are able to today!

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    Jordan Forney

    Jordan is a recent graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University where he received his BA in Multimedia Communications while also playing football all four years that he was enrolled. Jordan has experience in writing and photography from his time working for the school newspaper, Lenoir-Rhyne News (LRN). He also has marketing experience with WLRZ 99.3 where Jordan produced and aired PSAs and was in charge of marketing with the social media accounts. He was a part of the marketing team for the Lenoir Oiler's baseball team as well where he had a lot of the same responsibilities. Now Jordan works at Rinehart Realty where he is increasing his experience by posting blogs, maintaining social media accounts, and working directly under the Director of Marketing.

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