Owning a Home in Most Parts of Phoenix AZ and the East Valley Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One
ATTOM Data Solutions recently released the 2021 Rental Affordability Report, which states:
“Owning a median-priced three-bedroom home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 572, or 63 percent of the 915 U.S. counties analyzed for the report.
That has happened even though median home prices have increased more than average rents over the past year in 83 percent of those counties and have risen more than wages in almost two-thirds of the nation.”
The answer: historically low mortgage interest rates. Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer with ATTOM Data Solutions, explains:
“Home-prices are rising faster than rents and wages in a majority of the country. Yet, home ownership is still more affordable, as amazingly low mortgage rates that dropped below 3 percent are helping to keep the cost of rising home prices in check.”
“It’s startling to see that kind of trend. But it shows how both the cost of renting has been relatively high compared to the cost of ownership and how declining interest rates are having a notable impact on the housing market and home ownership. The coming year is totally uncertain, amid so many questions connected to the Coronavirus pandemic and the broader economy. But right now, owning a home still appears to be a financially-sound choice for those who can afford it.”
If you’re considering buying a home this year, contact a local real estate professional today to learn more about the options that match your budget while affordability is in your favor.
If you’re ready to buy or sell – or maybe both – reach out to a local real estate professional to put your plans in motion. With low mortgage rates leading the way, it’s a great time to take advantage of your position in today’s market.
If you’re thinking of selling, many buyers may be eager to find a home just like yours. Reach out to a local real estate professional today to make sure you can get your house in on the action this summer.
If you’re thinking of buying a home, more homes are being listed for sale, and interest rates remain at historically low rates. A trusted real estate professional can answer your questions and help you determine your next steps.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the home buying process in the East Valley. Just give me a call/text at 602-295-6807 and I will be glad to help.