Thinking About Buying?
There used to be a cutoff point where paying rent was as cost-efficient as buying a house. When you factor in taxes, insurance, maintenance and repairs, owning a home can be an expensive business. Sometimes it's cheaper to rent an apartment.
In an apartment, your grass is cut, snow removed, roof repaired, gutters cleaned, parking lot sealed, flowers planted -- all with little or no effort on your part. For some, the convenience of apartment living is enough.
On the other hand, long-term home ownership almost always means cash equity in your pocket. With as little as 3% down, most gainfully employed persons with good credit can buy a home today.
If you are interested in learning more about buying, contact a real estate agent. We have several licensed agents in our office who would be more than happy to help you. Simply filling out a qualification sheet should tell you whether buying is a serious consideration.
The above information is merely advice, based on Apartment Search’s 20 years of experience in the St. Louis apartment industry. As our property information sheets say, the information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Before entering a legally binding document, always consult an attorney.
Real Estate Agents We Know and Trust
Stephanie Parson, Prudential Select Properties. Stephanie is a St. Louis native who specializes in successfully assisting corporate transferees and first-time homebuyers new to the St. Louis real estate market. For more information see her web site.