The Advantages and Disadvantages of Leasing

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:00AM

The time has come for you to find your own place to live. You've lived with your parents for the first 18 years of your life then moved to a dorm room at college or maybe shared an apartment or house with other students but now its time for you to decide on living accommodations for yourself. Should you continue to rent/lease or should you consider buying your own home? You have secured a pretty good job after college and are in a position to buy but should you? There are advantages to both buying and leasing. The trick is figuring out which mode of living suits you and your financial situation the best. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to consider when making your decision:

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Topics: Rental home, rent versus buying

Leasing Your New Place as a Stepping Stone Toward Home Ownership

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:00AM

After graduating from high school, a technical college, university or graduate program, you likely feel excited about getting your own pad as an independent career person. Leasing a new place is a good first step toward eventually owning. Unless you have generous and wealthy parents, few people have a high enough credit score or the down payment money needed to buy a home just out of school. When you find a home with the help of a reputable property management company, you don’t need to worry about maintenance. Also, it’s simple to make your monthly payments on-line or discuss any complaints about neighbors. Making your rental payment on time every month helps build your credit history while teaching you good money skills. Also, leasing your new places is a practice run at home ownership. In some situations, you will find it’s better to continue to rent versus buying. Leasing gives you greater flexibility. According to an article by, some experts call millennials part of “generation rent.”

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Topics: rent versus buying, investment property, homes to rent in San Diego

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