Purchase Price

The total purchase price of the home that you wish to buy.
Interest Rate

The expected percent interest rate you will get on your mortgage.
Down Payment

The percent down payment you wish to put towards the home. This affects whether or not you will have to pay PMI or not. If you pay 20% down or more you will not have to pay PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance).
House Appreciation

The percent of appreciation the home will gain every year you own it.

The number of years it will take to repay the loan amount (30 years is common).
How Long?

How long do you plan on living in this location?
Monthly Rent

The monthly amount that you pay in rent.
Rent Rate Increase

The rate as a percentage that your rent will increase each year. 2.6% is average.

Rent vs. Buy Calculator

This calculator will assist you in determining if renting or buying a home is a better option for you. Mouse over the item to get a description.

Purchase Price: dollars
Interest Rate: %
Down Payment: %
House Appreciation: %
How long will you live here?: years
Monthly Rent: dollars
Rent rate Increase: %

Calculations by this calculator are estimates only. There is no warranty for the accuracy of the results or the relationship to your financial situation.
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