Items Tagged with 'renting vs buying'

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  • From HW Magazine

    Reaching Renters: Helping renters access the American Dream

    It's time to treat renters like homeowners
    This September, as we recognize the second annual National Renters Month, it is time that we talk about treating renters as we have treated homeowners for years. At the National Rental Home Council, we believe that all renters deserve the same opportunities that homeowners have, regardless of why they rent.
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  • Is the rent finally too damn high? Rent households fall again, homeownership holds steady

    Median asking rent continues climbing
    Is a combination of high rents and shifting demographics driving a move from renting to buying? The latest data from the Census Bureau shows that may be exactly what’s happening. On Thursday, the Census released its quarterly report on residential vacancies and homeownership. And the report had some good news and bad news, depending on which industry you’re in.
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  • Meet Divvy: Startup aims to revolutionize rent-to-own

    Buyer selects property, Divvy buys home, rents it to resident while they build equity
    While rent-to-own is not a new concept in the housing market, a new real estate company is set to launch that aims to rebrand renting to own into a buyer-friendly proposition. Divvy Homes, which soft-launched two months ago, claims that its program offers consumers the flexibility of renting with the financial benefits of homeownership, all with the prospective homeowner in mind.
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  • KBRA: Rent-to-own properties problematic arena for investors

    Let’s tap the brakes on the whole 'future of housing' thing
    A recent report from Moody's highlighted the benefits for consumers and investors that stem from Home Partners of America’s rent-to-own program, but a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency throws a wet blanket onto anyone who posited that rent-to-own could be the “future of housing.”
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  • Is rent-to-own the future of housing?

    Home Partners of America’s first securitization offers glimpse at new buying option
    With rising rents making it more difficult for many to even save the 3% down payment they’d now need to buy a home, a new option is emerging as an avenue for consumers to live in the home they want and save money to buy it at the same time – rent-to-own.
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