Should I Rent Or Buy?
Many people ask the question, “Should I Rent or Buy?”. Recently in an advanced Real Estate course taught by Gage Froerer a long time real estate pro and Broker of a Century 21 office in Ogden Utah. Gage shared this work sheet to help an investor weigh their options. This form might be helpful in determining what may be best in your given situation. It is important to understand that it is not possible to take any depreciation on your personal home. It is also important to understand that the best advice when it comes to taxes can be found with a tax planning professional. This form is not intended to substitute consultation with a qualified tax professional.
RENT VS BUY ANALYSIS
Buy- After Tax Cost of Monthly Payment
Purchase Price $________________ Cash Down $___________________
Rental Rate and Term $________________ for _________ Years
Interest Rate_______ Term________ Monthly (PI)________________
Loan Amount __________X Interest Rate_____= $_______________
Annual Taxes $_________________
Approximate Annual Interest $_________________
c. Approximate Annual Depreciation $_________________
Annual Tax Savings a + b + c = Total Deductible Items$_______________
Buyers Tax Bracket _____________
Annual Tax Savings _____________
Monthly Savings divide by 12 _____________
Monthly (PITI)+CAM Monthly Rent Paid
Before Tax (PITI) _______________ Before Tax Payment ______________
Depreciation _______________ Monthly Savings _____________ Payment ________________ Payment _____________
Appreciation @ 2% ________________ Investment @ 4% ______________
Equity Increase ________________
Hopefully this may help as you explore the possibility of home ownership or purchasing a home for rental purposes.