29 June 2009 – This week?s Crain?s Chicago Business (PDF) is reporting that the relative cost of owning vs. renting is swinging back in favor of home ownership across the U.S. and in Chicago. The Chicago real estate market is already seeing signs of this with an increase in pending home sales. There are great expectations that June?s sales numbers will finish off what should be a strong second quarter. Realtors® see this trend continuing as many of their buyers have reengaged and are actively looking at properties and going forward with offers. Tire kickers have become purchasers. As sellers have been adjusting their prices, buyers have making repositioning themselves regarding financing. Borrowers are expanding their lending options, taking advantage of the $8000 tax credit and creating greater equity in their purchase with larger down payments.Email This Post To a Friend.
Buy or Rent? Buying is Starting to Make Financial Sense Again
June 29, 2009
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