Rent vs Buy

Historically real estate has been a stable investment. Even with the bubble it has been much less volatile than the stock market. It also allows many advantages as an owner occupant or an investor since it is one of the only investments you can leverage.  The main difference between renting and buying other than the obvious is that the amount of interest you pay toward your mortgage is currently tax deductible.  This can be a significant benefit when you are comparing equal rent vs house payments. How much better check out