Rent vs Buy Calculator

In the beginning… everyone starts out as a renter.  Eventually, some will turn into “first-time” buyers. Some will continue on to become “move-up” buyers, then “investors” and then ultimately “empty nesters” and so on and so forth.

It’s a reasonable question to always ask yourself, “Is it cheaper and better to rent or should I consider buying and owning a home?” Using this excel spreadsheet will help you determine at the baseline what you’re currently spending in rent.

what you pay in rent card

Now if you were to consider the return on your investment (ROI) if there were interest or equity involved, this chart will help you determine the gain/loss of renting vs owning.

Renting vs Owning Home

Lastly, you actually need an interactive calculator to enter in your own personal information to help you determine if renting or owning is right for you?

You need to consider things like the home price, how long you plan to stay there, what are the mortgage details, taxes, closing costs, maintenance fees etc.

Try this New York Times calculator and see if owning or renting is best for you?
Owning or Renting Calc

Join.me for Business

Join.Me is an online tool that offers free screen sharing and online meetings. At eXp Realty, we’re here to help you utilize this video conferencing software to create meetings accessible anywhere with an internet connection.

Collaborate instantly with free screen sharing, unlimited audio, and ridiculously simple video conferencing. There’s no registration required. Great for meetings, presentations, networking, collaborating and sharing in real time.

1. Start your join.me meeting with a single click, then invite others to your conference/screen sharing event.
(using the 9 digit number allows anyone to join your meeting IE: Join.me/135-026-709)

Invite Others to Join.me
2. Connect to guests with Video and or Audio. This feature is necessary for those who prefer NOT using a phone.
(Important when sharing videos and collaborating online too)

Video and Audio at Join.me

3. Enable or Disable Screen Sharing. What you see on your screen is what they see on theirs. Easy Peasey!

Screen Sharing with Join.me

4. Use the “More” options to see what else is under the hood. We can’t show you everything, now you go try.

More Options with Join.me

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