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Rent vs. Buy Calculator
This calculator will compare the cost of renting vs. the real cost of buying a home. This calculator will compare the costs and benefits of taxes, fees, and interest you will pay when buying a home to the monthly rent you pay when renting. It does not include payments made against the principal on your loan, since those payments become equity in your home.
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|Mortgage insurance: ?||$|
|Homeowner’s insurance: ?||$|
|Association dues: ?||$|
|Average monthly maintenance: ?||$|
|State and Federal income tax: ?||%|
|Your savings rate: ?||%|
|How much will your home appreciate each year?: ?||%|
|How much will rent increase each year?: ?||%|
|How long will you stay in this property?: ?||months|
|Total Monthly payment||3,000.00||6,034.13|
|Present value of all costs over 120 months ?||289,326.25||462,767.77|
|Home equity ?||-9,457.99|
|Total net cost||289,326.25||472,225.76|
You will save $182,899.51 if you rent instead of buy.