Renting vs Buying in OKC – The Cold, Hard Facts

It’s not uncommon to hear people debate these days on whether it’s still better to buy a home than to rent, so many will find this info interesting, maybe even eye-opening:

Despite recent price increases in many markets, it’s now cheaper to own a home than rent in all 100 of the largest U.S. metro areas, thanks to climbing rents and low mortgage rates and tax breaks for homeowners, according to a rent-vs.-buy report released today by real estate search site Trulia.

If that alone doesn’t surprise you, or make you think twice, take a look at this:

Oklahoma City rental prices versus purchasing

Yep, that’s right, Oklahoma City garners one of the best advantages in the country for homeowners over renters.

So, what are your thoughts? Is buying a home better than renting, or vice versa?


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Ryan Hukill About Ryan Hukill

I'm the founder and creative Firestarter behind the ShowMeOKC Team. I love this great city and all that's going on here, and really love showing it off and helping to break the age-old stereotypes.

I married up, am Dad to 5, friend to many, Lifechurch.tv partner, motorcycle-junkie, OU & OKC Thunder fanatic, and love a great steak, a great cup of coffee, and great techie things.