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KeyToLifestyle Newsletter: BUY OR RENT CALCULATOR

According to an article published by a Trulia contributor in October 2014, a 30-year fixed rate of 4.5% shows that buying is 38% cheaper than renting nationally. In 2013, it was 44% cheaper. As we all know prices have been increasing, but interest rates have kept rising home costs less expensive. As a matter of fact rents have risen faster than prices; therefore, homeownership is still cheaper than renting. The article also indicates that for renting to be cheaper, rates would have to rise to a 10.6% and has not yet happened. Interest rates published by as of May 16, 2015 are below for reference.

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Mortgage Rates near Stem, North Carolina

Loan TypeTodayLast WeekChange

30 Yr Fixed3.83%3.82%0.01%

15 Yr Fixed2.98%2.99%-0.01%

30 Yr Fixed Refi3.92%3.86%0.06%

15 Yr Fixed Refi3.10%3.03%0.07%

5/1 ARM Refi3.38%3.24%0.14%

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Try this Trulia calculator to see how much you are paying in rent and see if buying makes sense to you.

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