First Time Buyers: Rent vs. Buy?


The Bay Area is home to some of the nation's most expensive real estate: it's no wonder that so many people choose to rent these days.


However, home prices are also lower than we've seen in a decade in some areas with mortgage rates also at an all-time low. It's natural to find yourself asking, "Is now the right time to buy?"  Just 3.5% down and an FHA loan could land you in a home quicker than you think!


The average 2,000+/- sq ft home in Southern Marin rents for about $5,000. How would your numbers compare? Check out this Rent vs. Buy calculator below and find out.


Rent vs. Buy Calculator


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