When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

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When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now! | Keeping Current Matters

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.

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

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now! | Keeping Current Matters

As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with the decision of whether you should renew your lease or not, 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!

Learn more about RE/MAX FIRST and the agents at RE/MAX FIRST. Start your home search for homes by cities or search the entire Southern Indiana Multiple Listing Service. Learn more about the Communities in Southern Indiana. Learn more about the home buying process with the handy Buyer’s Guides.