Buying one’s first home understandably fills one with a real sense of pride and accomplishment. It’s often hailed in American society as a major achievement of the American Dream, but is it right for you? Should you buy a home now or continue to rent and wait to see what the future has to offer? There’s no shame in either option, but it’s important to decide which path is for you. Let’s discuss reasons to rent and reasons to buy a home.

Reasons to rent

Should We Buy or Rent?



According to i Property Management, approximately 36.6% of households rent their homes in the United States. While it may seem less ideal to rent a home over buying one, there are plenty of reasons renting may be the best option for you and your family right now.

Reasons to buy

As with renting, there are also reasons buying a home makes the most sense for you at this point in your life.

Whether you end up choosing to buy or rent a home, make sure it lines up with you and your family’s best interests in both the short and long term. Don’t simply jump in because that’s what is expected of you. Do the right thing, and you’ll reap the rewards in the long run.


If you’re currently searching for a new home, are in need of a qualified seller’s agent to assist you in the sale of your property or have any general questions regarding real estate or the current market, please feel free to contact my office at any time. We specialize in Sunset Beach real estate and the surrounding area.

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